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The Astronomische Forschungsgemeinschaft Baden-Württemberg (AFgBW) is a non-profit association of several amateur astronomers, as well as institutions and associations in Baden-Württemberg and Europe.

The Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg  is a public drama school in Ludwigsburg, Germany, founded in 2007 on the campus of the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Academy of Performing Arts offers an interdisciplinary education, combining acting for theater and film.

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The Bad Mergentheim Business School is affiliated to the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach.

Bad Mergentheim is situated in the heart of South Germany between Frankfurt and Stuttgart in the so-called "liebeliches Taubertal". Buildings of historical importance reflecting the past tense and modern time - in a Renaissance Castle situated in the centre of the well conserved old town Hoch- and Deutschmeister of the Deutschen Ritterorden resided - Bad Mergentheim Business School is accommodated in the "Archivbau" of the castle.

Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) - Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University - offers students an alternative to the traditional university system by a study program involving theory and practice (Dual System). With its main seat in Stuttgart, it is the first university in Germany to integrate academic studies and work experience. Like other universities, DHBW is a legal entity of public law and simultaneously a state institution.

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Internationalization is one of the most important strategic goals of Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim.
Surveys showed that more than 35% of our students spend one semester abroad. This figure is well above average and the rate of outgoing students exceeds even those of big universities like Heidelberg or Tübingen. We have partner universities worldwide where students can either spend a semester abroad Study Exchange or do an internship in an international company Work Exchange.

In 1974, the University of Cooperative Education (now Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University) – in German "Berufsakademie" (now Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg) – was launched as an innovative new project in the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg in the Southwest of Germany. It was designed to provide students with a post-secondary education based on the unique combination of theoretical studies and on-the-job training. UCE students alternate between academic and professional training, giving them the opportunity to immediately apply concepts learnt in the classroom to their workplace and in return bring new ideas from their training companies to the university.

Heidenheim University of Cooperative Education is accredited by Britain’s Open University. Third year students may enrol at Open University and after graduation they are awarded the OU "Bachelor's Degree with Honours"  in addition to the German “Bachelor".

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Around 3000 students are currently enrolled at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science.
The main characteristic of career-integrated study programs is alternating three-month phases, with students learning theory at the university and receiving practical training from an enterprise.
The students have an employment contract, and throughout the entire period, they receive a monthly salary and have the insurance status of employees.

Applications are submitted to the corporate partners in the various locations. Enrollment at the university is only possible after an employment contract has been signed. Small classes of at most 30 students guarantee close supervision. In addition to the professors of the Cooperative State University, lecturers from other universities, as well as experts from industry with specialized knowledge in various fields, all contribute to teaching at the university. This ensures a high level of academic studies as well as applied teaching.

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University cooperates with numerous universities and enterprises worldwide. That makes it possible for most of the degree programs to include a period abroad. By adding more internationally oriented degree programs, the Cooperative State University has responded to the increasing demand for internationalization.
The students’ future prospects are excellent: roughly 90% of the students sign employment contracts with the companies immediately after graduation.

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The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Lörrach oversees more than 2100 students in cooperation with around 700 selected corporations and currently offers four internationally accredited Bachelor courses in the faculties of Business and Technology.

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The Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg Mannheim is one of the largest and best-known locations for career-integrated degree programs in Germany.

The growing success is the result of integrating theory and practical study concepts, smaller class sizes, intensive praxis phases, and an all around focused teaching and learning plan.

The continued high employment rate offers students excellent future prospects and business partners reliable employee retention. 

The DHBW Mannheim is split up between two major fields of study:

  • the Business faculty with 19 diverse fields of study and degree programs and
  • the Engineering faculty offering seven degree programs.

The two departments incorporate the topics of media, business, business informatics, computer science, information technology and engineering.

The dual degree program rotates on three month intervals, three months at the respective company and three months at the university. The regular change of location requires the students to be flexible and able to be highly engaged with individual study sections. 

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The  Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Ravensburg, located right at the city center, offers the economic study programs as well as Business Informatics and Media Design.

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The Campus Friedrichshafen is affiliated to the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Ravensburg.

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The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart / Horb currently offers 5.500 study places. The dual-learning institution focuses on an outstanding concept that combines high-level academic work with practical training on the job. The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart offers three fields of study as there are Business Administration, Engineering and Social Work. All study programs are fully accredited by national and international institutions. Employers and state higher-educational institutions work together closely.
A student enrolled at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University is both student and trainee. In effect, the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University has two learning centers: on the one hand, a ‘center for academic course work’ and on the other, ‘a center for on-the-job training. Classes of twelve-week duration in a six-month term alternate with periods of on-the-job training of equal duration. A training contract governs the conditions of the internship. Signing a training contract is a requisite to enrolment. The second requisite is a fully completed university entry qualification. Detailed curricula specify the content of both coursework and practical training. The final Bachelor’s Degree is achieved after three years of studies and training.

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The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Villingen-Schwenningen has 2,500 students and, in cooperation with almost 1,000 selected companies and social institutions, offers 17 accredited, career-integrated undergraduate and 4 postgraduate study programmes in the Business and Social Sciences schools.

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The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach offers a wide range of departments in its two schools: the School of Business and the School of Engineering. Many of these departments have subdivisions within their units, such as the department of Business Studies offering specializations in International Business, Banking, and Health Care Management, amongst others. The DHBW Mosbach has two campuses: one in the town of Mosbach and one in Bad Mergentheim; both campuses are in the Northeast of Baden-Württemberg - roughly between Heidelberg and Würzburg.

 

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The Campus Horb is affiliated to the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart.

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The Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg (Katholische Hochschule Freiburg or short: KH Freiburg) is a modern university for health and social care offering state of the art teaching and research facilities in a friendly environment.

The 1800 students from all over Germany and the neighbouring countries currently registered at the university benefit from the close sense of community and one to one attention, which fosters participation both in and outside the classrooms. At the same time, the Catholic University of Freiburg is at the forefront of German research in the areas of health and social care.

The university and all the institutions are committed to promoting diversity and welcome students from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, with or without disabilities, and students with families or children. Financial support is available for those students who might need it.

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The ZSW was established in 1988 by the German state of Baden-Württemberg, together with universities, research institutions, and commercial firms. Solar energy and hydrogen technologies are currently maturing on an industrial scale and will be major components in the sustainable energy supply of the 21st century. As a result, ZSW pursues the following goals and research topics: Research and development of technologies for the sustainable and climate-friendly generation of electricity, heat, and fuel, technology transfer and consulting political decision-makers and professional associations.

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The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien (HfJS), Heidelberg was founded in 1979. It is supported by the Central Consistory of the Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland), financed through the local and federal government and is a fully recognized and accredited institution of higher learning. Nowhere else in Europe can Jewish studies be pursued in comparable breadth and depth. This allows the HfJS to impart to its students, both Jewish and non-Jewish, the richness and diversity of Jewish religion, history and culture within an academic context.
With 10 professors and as many Assistants the HfJS is today the leading center for Jewish studies in Europe. Due to the recognition the HfJS has attained, it has become a main source of information for politicians, the media, churches and other educational institutions, as well as being since 2007 a member of the College Rectors’ Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz).
The HfJS views itself as a part of a community wherein it can serve as a catalyst for understanding and dialogue. Its task is not merely the advancement of academic research and knowledge, but also to serve as a bridge between the Jewish community in Germany (the third largest in Europe) and the society at large. The youth outreach program, Likrat, has received awards for its achievements in developing understanding between religions and its work fighting anti-Semitic resentment. The project thrives on the interaction of young Jews and non-Jews. In its public lecture series such noteworthy luminaries have spoken as Chancellor Angela Merkel, Marcel Reich-Ranicki and Joschka Fischer. The HfJS has also been able to involve a wide array of academics, students and others with an interest in Jewish religion and culture through its various publications: Trumah, the academic journal of the HfJS; its book series, Schriften der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien; and its magazine, Mussaf. An electronic newsletter is also published regularly that offers news and information about the HfJS.

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We are one of Germany's leading international business schools, and one of the first state institutions to offer integrated international degrees, which ESB Business School has awarded for 40 years now. ESB Business School is part of Reutlingen University, a state-owned university in Baden-Württemberg. With nearly 60 professors and around 2,400 students, ESB Business School is one of the biggest business schools in Germany. For many years, ESB Business School has consistently been at the top of all league tables in the university rankings carried out by specialist journals and rating agencies (e.g. CHE, Wirtschaftswoche, Junge Karriere).

Our campus in Reutlingen has been the second home to many of our students from Germany and abroad. Anybody who has studied at ESB Business School and had the opportunity to experience the spirit of the school will always remain close to us through our alumni network. The large number of members of our alumni network, with its mentoring and recruiting programmes, offer privileged opportunities for career starts and advancement. Enthusiastic and proactive students are our trademark. Student life outside the classrooms is an important part of our programme, and we support student-organised activities such as company contact fairs, public discussions and debates, relay tours, and other sports and cultural events. Our students work hard at their studies, but can also enjoy a good social life at Reutlingen University.

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Engineering, economics and management, social and nursing sciences make up the pillars of teaching at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Around 5,977 students are enrolled in 11 faculties, offering a total of 26 Bachelor's and 12 Master's degree programs. Close networking of the university with the economy, industrial and commercial organisations ensures a high degree of practical orientation within a distinct curriculum. Students have access to over 50 highly modern laboratories on three campuses carrying out development projects commissioned by industry - interdisciplinary research on leading-edge topics in Social Work and Health is conducted with an extensive institutional network.

Sustainability and environmental protection are especially important at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. The University has been accredited by the European Environmental Management System EMAS (European Eco-Audit: Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and is accredited as a "family friendly university".

The University achieves consistently front positions in university rankings.

The Esslingen University of Applied Sciences – always up to date – over 100 years! 2014 is the year of our anniversary. 

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FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure has the public mandate to provide scientific information to scientists and researchers worldwide. To this end, we develop and operate the appropriate products and services and do research to further develop them according to our customers’ needs. Thus, FIZ Karlsruhe strengthens knowledge transfer in Germany and other countries, fosters innovation, and supports collaboration in science and research.

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The FZI Forschungsinstitut Informatik prepares technology transfer and aims to trigger innovation impulses. The institute works together with partners in companies and public institutions on groundbreaking research projects to develop practical and highly innovative solutions.

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The Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg was founded in 1991 as a non-profit limited liability company. Today, it is one of the most renowned international film schools. The project-oriented curriculum triggers learning by doing during all the different stages of a film and television production and thus makes studying at the Filmakademie a unique experience. More than 300 highly qualified experts from the film and media business instruct the students and take care of their projects. Beside that, the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg established its own Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction and enhanced the international appeal by the introduction of the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris.

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The Fraunhofer ICT focuses on the scalability of processes and the transfer of research results from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale and in some cases to pilot-level application. About 580 employees carry out research and development in chemical processes, energy systems, explosive technology, drive systems, polymer technology and composite materials. The Fraunhofer ICT has a close working relationship with numerous universities and colleges, especially with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.

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The Fraunhofer IWM provides materials competence for research and development solutions as required by clients and project partners. Within the scope of Materials Design, Manufacturing Processes, Tribology, Component Safety and Lightweight Construction and Assessment of Materials, Lifetime Concepts we offer clients and project partners individual solutions, unexpected insights and immediately actionable results for the development, production and application of functional materials, high-performance components, and resource efficient manufacturing processes.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF is advancing the research and development of innovative semiconductor technologies. Based on III-V semiconductors, the scientists develop electronic and optoelectronic devices for a wide range of applications. As one of the leading research facilities worldwide in the area of III-V semiconductors, the IAF covers the entire value chain: our core competences range from materials research, design, technology and circuits to modules and systems.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP was founded in 1929 and is among the most experienced and established institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. A total of 264 employees work at the three branches in Stuttgart, and Holzkirchen. The primary focus of Fraunhofer IBP’s work is on research & development, testing, demonstration and consulting in the various specialist areas of building physics.

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The Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institute is an institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. The Ernst-Mach-Institute specializes in investigating physical-technical processes in materials, structures and components as they occur, for instance, during crash or impact. Our research contributes to increased safety and security, resilience and sustainability in our society.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO works together with companies and public-sector bodies and institutions to develop strategies, business models and solutions for digital transformation.

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Fraunhofer IGB develops processes, technologies and products for health, sustainable chemistry and the environment. For this, we rely on the combination of The Fraunhofer IGB develops processes, technologies and products for health, sustainable chemistry, and the environment. For this, we rely on the combination of biotechnological and process engineering competencies to contribute to human well-being, a sustainable economy, and an intact environment with the systems approach of bioeconomy and bioinspired, biointegrated, and biointelligent solutions.

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Fraunhofer IPA – one of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s largest institutes – was founded in 1959 and has nearly 1000 employees. It focuses on organizational and technological issues related to the manufacturing industry. Fraunhofer IPA’s 16 specialist departments cover the entire field of manufacturing engineering. They work on an interdisciplinary basis with industrial enterprises from the following sectors: automotive, machinery & equipment, electronics & microsystems, energy, medical engineering & biotechnology, and the process industry.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques and systems for industry. Many years of experience with optical technologies form the basis for high-tech solutions in the fields of production control, object and shape detection, gas and process technology as well as thermal energy converters.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC is one of the leading European R&D centers for material-based research and development in the fields of energy, environment, and health. With a permanent staff of about 380 scientists and technicians the Institute works to develop innovative materials and technologies for sustainable products and make essential contributions to solving the major global issues and challenges of the future.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE creates the technological foundations for supplying energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialized, threshold, and developing countries. With its research focusing on energy conversion, energy efficiency, energy distribution and energy storage, it contributes to the broad application of new technology.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI conducts applied research in seven Competence Centers with a total of 28 Business Units and sees itself as an independent institute for society, politics, and industry. Our expertise in innovation research is based on the synergy of the technical, economic, and social science knowledge of our staff members.

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One site of Fraunhofer IOSB is located in Ettlingen, near Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg. In the five departments Laser Technology, Objet Recognition, Optronics, Signatorics ans Scene Analysis, fundamental investigations are carried out in the fields of warning sensor technology, evaluation and interpretation of image sequences, laser sources and laser application. Based on this, concepts, procedures and systems are developed which enable the institute to contribute its competence in analysis and evaluation in the field of defense technology.

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The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB develops innovative visual systems, makes the best possible use of sensors and interconnects them. It processes and evaluates the resulting data flows. It uses this data to efficiently support humans in making sound decisions, improving processes and controlling autonomous systems in an intelligent way. This complete process combines the three core competences – optronics, system technologies and image exploitation.

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The basic mission of the Fraunhofer-Informationszentrums Raum und Bau (Fraunhofer IRB for short) is to guide its customers effectively and efficiently to the information they need.

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The Freie Hochschule Stuttgart/Seminar for Waldorf Pedagogy trains teachers for 220 Waldorf Schools in Germany and more than 1000 Steiner Schools worldwide. Accredited academic degree programs with an Anthroposophical basis are offered for all pedagogical fields connected to Steiner Schools. This includes the training of class and subject teachers, as well as Upper School teaching and counseling. 

Parallel to the development of the Waldorf School movement and in the tradition of the first Waldorf School at Uhlandshöhe in Stuttgart, the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart has been training teachers since 1928. After the initial in-service and later post-graduate courses, the fi rst worldwide program for a complete class teacher training was instituted in 1973. In 1983, the program was extended to include Upper School teacher courses and later Eurythmy teacher education.

The Freie Hochschule Stuttgart is the fi rst Waldorf teacher-training college that received official state accreditation as an academic institution. This recognized university degree ensures the graduates of the Freie Hochschule that their credentials will be universally accepted. At the same time, previous courses completed in other Waldorf seminars can be accepted and academically accredited. In the context of the Bologna Process of the European Union, the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart changed its previous program of diploma courses into modules leading to Bachelor and master degrees that have also been officially accredited. The modularization and accreditation of the new program is a continuation of the effort to bring Waldorf Pedagogy into current academic discourse and to teach and develop Waldorf Education in the larger context of the educational, social and human sciences.

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The German Cancer Research Center DKFZ is, with more than 3,000 employees, the largest biomedical research facility in Germany. More than 1,000 scientists at DKFZ conduct research on how cancer emerges, ascertain cancer-risk factors, and look for new strategies that prevent individuals from getting cancer.

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GSaME (Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering) is a central scientific institution of the University of Stuttgart and has been funded under the Excellence Initiative since 2007. The Graduate School, as an institution, takes care of the content and the organization of research work and the qualification of doctoral researchers in advanced Manufacturing Engineering. It promotes young scientists in a straightforward way on the basis of a specifically developed cooperative, interdisciplinary doctoral program. The Graduate School aims to provide an excellent environment for doctoral research and education, leading to a Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing) or Doctor of Economics and Social Science (Dr. rer. pol.) degree within four years, and fosters qualified young scientists through a model which not only supports scientific work but additionally teaches methodical skills in both domain-specific and extracurricular fields. The Graduate School offers structured, transparent and appropriate supervision and so helps to achieve the desired research and qualification goals within a four-year period of doctoral studies. The research work is to produce original and innovative contributions that are made externally visible to expand the current scientific and technical knowledge in advanced Manufacturing Engineering. The qualification of the doctoral researchers follows the proven principles of personal responsibility, independence and self-organization and enables the doctoral researchers to work methodically and think analytically, while promoting their inclination to interdisciplinary work. The underlying principle of dual education, which is applied for the first time in this particular form, is implemented in cooperation with renowned companies and research institutions and gives a vocational direction to the doctoral studies at GSaME.

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The mission of the International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine of Ulm University is to promote and support excellence in graduate education and training in the field of biomedical research. Modern concepts in Molecular Medicine utilize interdisciplinary approaches combining methods from the areas of molecular biology and genetics with those from informatics, mathematics, physics and engineering. To fulfill these requirements a doctoral training programme entitled International PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine was launched in October 2005 to strive to create knowledge and to pass this knowledge on to our PhD students in order to foster their scientific career. Major aims of this programme are:

  • to improve graduate training by creating an active, motivating, excellent and international research environment
  • to foster critical thinking and acting, creativity and personal responsibility
  • to encourage graduates to develop their own ideas, discuss them in an open forum and to convert them into meaningful action
  • to generate an international environment within which students can work with tolerance and respect for people from different cultural backgrounds
  • to encourage graduates to carry out independent scientific research by adopting a multilevel supervision and mentoring approach
  • to guide graduate education by establishing a definitive and transparent programme structure
  • to advance graduate career opportunities in the academic world and in industry.
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The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim provides graduate training in empirical and quantitative methods as well as their application to business, economics, and the social sciences.

Our 11 full-time three to five year PhD programs provide access to world-class teaching and a vibrant and international faculty at the forefront of cutting-edge research. All of our programs are characterized by focusing on achieving excellence in research in its own discipline. At the same time our program structure encourages to exchange ideas, methods and approaches to research across the boundaries of the economic and social sciences.

Building on the strong academic standing of the University of Mannheim in the economic and social sciences, our graduates are currently enriching some of the best departments and research facilities worldwide as professors, assistant professors or post-docs.

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The Heidelberg Graduate School provides an excellent and flexible education in the fields of fundamental interactions and cosmology, quantum dynamics and complex quantum systems, astro- and cosmic physics, and complex classical systems. 

The deep relations emerging between astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, and the physics of complex quantum and classical systems are at the focus of research in fundamental physics at Heidelberg. These fields are undergoing vehement evolution: particle physics because of the research at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, astronomy because of rapid and ongoing advances in the observational domain, and quantum dynamics and complex quantum systems because of recent breakthroughs in the design of ultra-cold few-body and many-body systems. In addition, fundamental questions can arise in other fields of physics such as environmental physics, biophysics or even mathematical physics, which spans many different areas of research. For developing our understanding further, fundamental physics needs a new generation of researchers which is capable of crossing the field boundaries. The education and training of such scientists is what the Graduate School of Fundamental Physics strives to achieve.

The fields of modern fundamental physics that are addressed in the School are:

  • Fundamental Interactions and Cosmology
  • Astronomy and Cosmic Physics
  • Quantum Dynamics and Complex Quantum Systems
  • Complex classical systems
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Environmental Physics

The Graduate School of Fundamental Physics combines doctoral projects from the forefront of international research with a broad and deep teaching program in these areas of fundamental physics and emphasises their interrelations. The modular structure of the teaching programme allows the assembly of individual curricula. Our Graduate School provides an excellent and flexible education. It introduces students to modern fundamental physics and offers the excitement of the scientific adventure of cutting-edge research. The international graduate programme in fundamental physics was established through the joint efforts of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. In particular the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD) is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics. The HGSFP branch of Astronomy and Cosmic Physics is effectively identical with the IMPRS-HD. The admission and the programme are coordinated with the IMPRS-HD. In addition to this Max Planck Research School, the students of the Max Planck Research School for Precision Tests of Fundamental Symmetries are also students of the HGSFP, and those who choose to study physics in the Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics are also included in the HGSFP.

International partnerships and exchange programs with world-leading universities and institutes complement our comprehensive program.

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The Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science at Heidelberg University is offering an international master course “Scientific Computing“ starting in the winter Term (October) and summer term (April). The program combines the development of methods and algorithms in Applied Mathematics, the implementation of these methods using modern Computer Science technology and the application to real-world problems. 

The program is designed in cooperation with HGS MathComp, the graduate school for mathematical and computational modeling at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University. Top students in the first year course will get an invitation to join the graduate school for the second master year, opening the possibility to a direct integration into the HGS MathComp PhD program, a master course directly leading to a PhD project (research oriented master track).

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The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS) was founded in October 2007. The vision of the Graduate School is to attract the best and brightest doctoral researchers from around the world to pursue doctoral studies at Heidelberg University by offering excellent research opportunities and comprehensive academic and complementary training in a vibrant and stimulating scientific environment.
The focus of the Graduate School on molecular and cellular biology takes into account that molecular and cellular biology provides the conceptual and technological foundation on which most other fields, sub-disciplines and specialized areas of life and biosciences rest - from structural biology to bioinformatics, from molecular medicine to biotechnology, and from immunology to systems biology.
A higher qualification in molecular and cellular biology will, therefore, prepare early stage researchers for exciting and challenging careers in academia and in the public and private sector.

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Molecular and in particular small animal imaging is an emerging tool impacting on various biomedical research areas such as neurology, oncology, cardiology or immunology. Furthermore, the pharmaceutical industry recognizes the exceptional potential of molecular imaging for drug research.
Our Objective is to establish a PhD Research Training Group at the University of Tübingen, with a focus on Preclinical Molecular Imaging.
Our Vision is to set up a novel graduate school without conventional rigid "student-like" structures. Instead, our focus will be on providing PhD candidates a research environment with the support needed whilst allowing the individuals as much freedom as possible. The Werner Siemens-Foundation provides funding to establish this graduate school at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen, to encourage graduate students to take up training in the very exciting, innovative and interdisciplinary research field of "preclinical molecular imaging".

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Working in close partnership with the industry, the Hahn-Schickard Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung provides innovative products and technologies in the areas of sensors and actuators, system integration, cyber-physical systems, communication technology, software development, lab-on-a-chip and analytics, microelectronics, mounting and connection technology, micromounting, and reliability. Our services include the production of small and medium-sized series, as well as the transition to mass production.

Working in close partnership with the industry, the Hahn-Schickard Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung provides innovative products and technologies in the areas of sensors and actuators, system integration, cyber-physical systems, communication technology, software development, lab-on-a-chip and analytics, microelectronics, mounting and connection technology, micromounting, and reliability. Our services include the production of small and medium-sized series, as well as the transition to mass production.

Working in close partnership with the industry, the Hahn-Schickard Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung provides innovative products and technologies in the areas of sensors and actuators, system integration, cyber-physical systems, communication technology, software development, lab-on-a-chip and analytics, microelectronics, mounting and connection technology, micromounting, and reliability. Our services include the production of small and medium-sized series, as well as the transition to mass production.

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The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities was founded in 1909. It promotes interdisciplinary exchange through lectures, events, and interdisciplinary research projects by established and young scientists.

Heilbronn University ranks amongst the major institutions of Higher Education in the state of Baden-Württemberg where it caters for about 8,300 degree-seeking students on four campuses, namely Heilbronn – Sontheim, Heilbronn – Am Europaplatz, Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall.

The university is a family-friendly, vibrant institution which is committed to innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer. It works closely with its many partners in business, industry and the local community to create a sustainable and ethical learning environment for its students.

Its diverse range of study programmes in Business Studies, Engineering and Information Technology provide a sound theoretical grounding while integrating vocational elements such as industrial placements or project work.

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The Helmholtz Institute Ulm takes up the fundamental issues of electrochemical energy storage and develops groundbreaking new battery materials and cell concepts. To fulfill this task 16 research groups operate within five different research areas: Electrochemistry, materials, theory, systems, and methods.

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Weingarten is situated in Upper Swabia, one of the most attractive holiday areas in Germany between Lake Constance, the Alps and the Black Forest. More and more young people coming from all over the world meet on the campus. Our facit is: Rural Base – Global Face. The university was founded in 1962 and tracks advanced fields in Applied Physics and Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Business & Technology Management as well as Social Work and Healthcare Management.

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The Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation is in close contact with textiles every day and has built its expertise over decades. Textiles need not only look good but also fit properly, function as intended and do not contain harmful substances. The Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation guarantees this with textile testing, certifications, research and product labels such as OEKO-TEX®, the Hohenstein Quality Label and the UV STANDARD 801, as well as the transfer of our knowledge that we have built up over decades.

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The Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg is an association of 10 application-oriented, business-related research facilities with a total of 12 institutes.

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The Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the University of Ulm (ILM) conducts research in selected areas of photonics / optics and transfers the technologies developed into industrial and medical practice.

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Karlshochschule International University is an international, market-oriented and vocational university with emphasis on the areas of teaching, research and professional development. This state-accredited private university has a results-oriented approach, offering bachelor and master degree programmes which specialize in growth industries of the future and key international markets.
About 350 students are grouped in small and outcome-oriented teams, guided by 20 professors and a large number of lecturers. Its campus is centrally located in the middle of Karlsruhe, where some of the most interesting subjects of German economics can be studied (like Trade Fair Management).

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The Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts offers the following courses:

- Fine Arts (Diploma)

- Teaching degree Fine Arts

Both courses are taught in combines classes. Approximately 300 students learn to discuss their work with teachers and Peers, paying tribute to the realization, that Fine Arts can only be learnt in the process of its invention. This training is accompanied by art history, art theory and workshop based studies.

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT is the research university in the Helmholtz Association and focuses its cutting-edge research on the fields of energy, mobility, and information. As the only German university of excellence with national large-scale research, KIT offers its students, researchers, and employees unique learning, teaching, and working conditions.

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is an academic research and education institution resulting from a merger of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and the research center (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe). The university was also known as Fridericiana and was founded in 1825. In 2009, it merged with the former national nuclear research center founded in 1956 as the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK). One of nine German Excellence Universities, the KIT is one of the leading technical universities in Germany, ranking 6th in Europe in terms of scientific impact.
About 3500 students at KIT come from abroad. Hundreds of scientists from all over the world are active in research, teaching, and innovation at KIT. Several KIT facilities offer special services, consultancy, and support to them.
On October 01, 2009 Universität Karlsruhe merged with Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe to create the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The basis was the KIT Merger Act that was adopted unanimously by the Baden-Württemberg state parliament in July 2009. KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.
With roundabout 8000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 700 million, one of the largest research and teaching institutions worldwide is established in Karlsruhe. It has the potential to assume a top position worldwide in selected fields of research. The objective: KIT will become an institution of top research and excellent scientific education as well as a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.

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The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics was founded in 2006 within the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) under the roof of the International Department of the KIT. Since then, it has proved to be one of the leading research and education institutes in the field of optics & photonics worldwide.

KSOP offers a Master and a PhD program in English.

The School is situated in Karlsruhe in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, near the French border. The so called Karlsruhe Technology Region is located in the heart of one of Europe’s most productive and innovative industrial regions.

Since its foundation, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics has been funded under the German Excellence Initiative that was launched to support world-class research and education at German universities.

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Chemists and biologists are increasingly confronted with questions that require interdisciplinary expertise to answer. In fact, the foremost questions of basic and applied research can only be tackled and resolved through close collaboration among professionals with different but overlapping scientific backgrounds.

Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology (KoRS-CB) aims to prepare the next generation of chemical biologists to tackle one of the great challenges of the future: explaining the processes of life in chemical terms. We have created an academic environment that fosters interdisciplinary education and research, thereby dissolving the traditional boundaries between research disciplines.

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The Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics conducts experimental and theoretical investigations of physical processes on and within the sun. It was founded in 1943. The scientific work of the KIS centers around the origin and different manifestations of solar magnetism, solar convection, global oscillations, waves and oscillations in the solar atmosphere, and corona and solar wind.

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The Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) is the central scientific institution for the documentation and research of the German language in the present and recent history. The institute’s work is divided into the organizational unit Central Research, the four departments Grammar, Lexical Studies, Pragmatics and Digital Linguistics as well as four central units: Management, Public Relations, Library and Information Technology.

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As the largest German infrastructure institute for the social sciences, GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences – advises researchers at all levels to answer socially relevant questions based on the newest scientific methods, high quality data and research information.

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Ludwigsburg University of Education (Teacher Training College) is a combination of a school of education and a liberal arts college. Courses leading to the teaching license in primary and secondary education form the core of the Ludwigsburg profile. Additionally, the University offers a Master's in Subject Teaching Methodology, a Ph.D. in Education, a Diploma of Education, an M.A. in Cultural Administration and - since 2003 - in School Administration. The university has established international partnerships with over 40 universities world-wide (today 2.5% of the students come from abroad) and a research focus on Subject Teaching Methodology.

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Mannheim Business School (MBS) is Germany’s leading business school and consistently holds top ranking positions.

Together with the University of Mannheim, we offer a coherent, strategic framework for lifelong management education including undergraduate, graduate, and executive education.

No matter what your current career goals are - Mannheim Business School, as Germany's leading business school, will enable you to achieve them. While we offer a wide variety of high-calibre management programs for all career stages, all our programs excel academically as well as providing practical relevance.

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The MFO was founded in 1944 and is owned by the “Gesellschaft für mathematische Forschung e.V.”. Since 2006, the MFO has been a service institute of the Leibniz Association. The main part of the scientific research is based on weekly changing workshops and on the “Research in Pairs” program. Also, advanced trainings are held for young graduate and post- doctoral students as well as for mathematics teachers.

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The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in key areas of modern biology.

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The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics investigates information processing in the brains of humans and animals. Experimental and theoretical methods as well as computer simulations help to investigate the processes that translate sensory stimuli into perceptions and memories and allow us to make decisions and act.

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At the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, scholars pursue research relating to basic issues and current developments in the areas of public international law, European Union law, and the constitutional and administrative law of individual states, together with numerous visiting scholars from all over the world. In its fields, our library is the largest in Europe and one of the most comprehensive in the world.

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Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Tübingen: The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems are investigating topics in machine learning, image recognition, robotics and biological systems. Although the focus is on basic research, the Institute has a high potential for practical applications in, among other areas, robotics, medical technology, and innovative technologies based on new materials.

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Many of the details concerning how the world arrived at its current form are still unexplained. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics want to close some of the gaps in our knowledge and thus contribute to an all-encompassing theory for this development.

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Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences – and yet also one of the most modern. The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg is proof of this. The researchers here decipher the mysteries of the universe with high-tech instruments and examine the light from cosmic sources according to all the laws of physics. The Max Planck astronomers also travel through the depths of space and time, investigating active galaxies and quasars to gain an idea of the beginning and the development of today’s richly structured universe.

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Basic research at the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen addresses fundamental questions in microbial, plant and animal biology, including the interaction between different organisms. The approaches range from biochemistry, cell and developmental biology to evolutionary and ecological genetics, functional genomics, and bioinformatics.

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Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Stuttgart: The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart are exploring so-called learning material systems, micro- and nanorobotics, as well as self-organization. Although the focus is on basic research, the Institute has a high potential for practical applications in, among other areas, robotics, medical technology, and innovative technologies based on new materials.

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At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, physicists, chemists, and biologists create knowledge of long-term relevance to basic medical science. The institute has a unifying theme: observing and controlling the vastly complex macromolecular interactions in the context of cells - both in health and disease. The institute has a distinguished history of fundamental breakthroughs, evidenced by six Nobel Prizes awarded to its researchers since its foundation.

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Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research investigate many phenomena, including lithium batteries that provide electric cars with power, superconductors that conduct electricity over long distances without loss, solar cells that harvest solar power – all these examples are based on the electrical conductivity characteristics of solid materials. Solid state materials include metals, ceramics and even crystals of organic molecules. The researchers particularly focus on solids at the nanoscale, which behave differently compared to materials in larger dimensions.

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The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (formerly the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law) consists of three research departments: Criminology, Public Law, and Criminal Law. The Institute's focus is on basic research as well as on application research due to its interdisciplinary legal, social science and psychological research approach.

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For animals, too, life means making permanent decisions. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior aim to achieve a quantitative and predictive understanding of animal decision-making and movement in the natural world. They pursue a holistic approach and integrate physiological, neural, ecological and evolutionary perspectives, questions and methods into their research. In 2019, the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior emerged from the MPI for Ornithology in Radolfzell. The future location of the Institute will be Konstanz.

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The “Free Academy for Cognition and Design,” as the Merz Academy was called in 1918, the year it was founded, already sought to integrate intellectual and physical work into a single process. Today, in many ways, the academy has elevated this maxim to its mission statement. It pursues an integral, reformist-didactic objective and the further development of pedagogy and education based on the reformist pedagogy of Albrecht Leo Merz.

What the founder conceived of as a kind of “general study of design” for the industrial age is being continued today, in the altered cultural, aesthetic, and technological conditions of the so-called information or media age, in the education of designers and authors of print media, moving image media, and electronic media.

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The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of pharma and biotechnology, biomedical technology, and surface and materials technology.

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Nürtingen’s School of Business has always focused on business economics in its curriculum and was ranked among the best universities of applied sciences in business administration. Furthermore the University offers degree programs in agriculture, landscape architecture and urban planning.

 

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The Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences was established in 1992 by merging two formerly independent institutions: The Pforzheim Business School (Fachhochschule fuer Wirtschaft) and
The Pforzheim School of Design (Fachhochschule fuer Gestaltung).
 
In addition a School of Engineering with three departments was founded in 1992 and established in 1994/1995. In 1999 the Pforzheim Graduate School was founded to integrate all graduate programs of the university.

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The Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg – in Germany, this name stands for quality and competence within the academic education of young musicians and aspiring managers. After more than 50 years of pop culture, we were the first in Germany to offer academic degree programs focusing on popular music and music business. Since its foundation in 2003, the Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg has quickly become one of the most renowned names in the German music and media landscape. We have also successfully established ourselves in the higher education sector, as can be seen from our cooperation with German and international educational institutes, as well as the accreditation of our degree programs in 2010.
The Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg sees itself not just as an institution of higher education but also as a competence centre for all aspects of the music industry, underpinning this with numerous projects in the areas of European cooperation, regional development and business development. As Germany's unofficial capital of music, Mannheim offers the ideal environment, with its lively cultural scene, active promotion of popular music and institutions such as the Musikpark, a start-up centre for companies, ventures and projects within the music and creative industries.

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The Protestant University of Applied Sciences is a university for social work, deaconry and religious education. It is part of an 'open church'. We recognize social developments, take up impulses and influence society with Christian resposibility. We commit ourselves to a life defined by renouncing violence, the freedom from material or immaterial sufferings, as well as respect of the creation. It is our aim to help people to take up this kind of life.

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The Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg has a long tradition in church-supported social and welfare service engagements in Württemberg.

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The Research Institute for Precious Metals and Metal Chemistry in Schwäbisch Gmünd deals with various issues of material and surface technology. We are specialized in precious metals and galvanic surface treatment. Other priorities are corrosion, analytics, light metals and coating layers, pyhsical and chemical layer depositions, material physics as well as material and layer characterization.

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The FKFS is an independent research institute and development partner of the international automotive industry with highly specialized test benches, test facilities and excellent know-how.

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"Committed to your future!" – In accord with this mission statement we offer academic Bachelor and Master programmes as well as other courses in distance education in order to prepare our students for management and leadership positions in traditional business as well as the health care and welfare sector.
The Riedlingen Approach to distance education is a well established and very successful concept mixing self-study materials, regular classes in small groups and tutoring via our eCampus. This facilitates completely individual and flexible study plans! Thus, we offer an alternative to those, who cannot afford to leave their jobs in order to further their education and promote their career. We operate twelve regional study centers all across Germany and take great care in the support of our students – wherever they are. So we might be offering distance education, but we are close to you!

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We stand for excellent academic training. The knowledge our students gain serve as the basis for discovering new horizons in case studies and management exercises. Our distinguished “Heidelberg Study Model” lays special emphasis on the optimal mix of theory and practice. From the start, our students benefit from our growing partnerships with worldwide businesses.

Our university stands for modern equipment in lecture halls and laboratories. Innovative learning methods, case studies, management exercises, international networks and a focus on “soft skills” contribute to your seamless transition into the working world.

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In July 2013 The German Rector’s Conference registers 392 officially recognized institutions of higher education in Germany, out of which 110 are awarded the right to grant PhD degrees. And while the majority of these institutions is public, only 11 are privately owned. Steinbeis University Berlin is one of these 11. (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK), Hochschulkompass 2013) It was founded in 1998 influenced by of the European Bologna Process and understands itself as a provider of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate qualification for working professionals. And while some people seek for affordable, part time available degrees, which as little as possible interfere with work schedules and personal obligations, others are eager to dedicate more time and effort in order to dive deeper into the subject matter and acquire more renowned degrees, which optimally cause a career boost that justify higher prices.

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The "Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM)" offers a dynamic interdisciplinary training program that prepares students for future scientific challenges. Its ultimate goal is to create a top notch "Life Scientist of the Future" who can assimilate knowledge and techniques from various disciplines as well as combine basic with translational research, biotechnology and drug development. In order to achieve this goal SGBM follows four major strategies:

  • it relies on existing research and teaching programs in life sciences and interdisciplinary courses in "Novel Technologies" and "Soft Skills2
  • it has implemented an MD/PhD program which allows medical doctors to perform a PhD on projects at the interface of basic and translational research
  • an exchange program allows the best doctoral students to participate in research and teaching activities at partner universities abroad
  • doctoral students perform their research bearing in mind the DFG guidelines related to good scientific practice.


Our graduate school is built on superb research and teaching programs in Protein Structure and Function, Synthetic Biology and Signalling, Developmental Biology, Neurosciences, Immunology and Virology, Molecular Medicine and Molecular Plant Sciences. It has been established in close collaboration with several Research Training Groups (RTGs), an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) and the Bernstein Centre Freiburg (BCF). These training groups and research centers are led by internationally renowned scientists who are members of our graduate school. Doctoral students work in a high-profile research environment and attend lectures, seminars, workshops, symposia, regional meetings and annual retreats. The entire program is run in English. Furthermore, many SGBM members are also participating in the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS (Centre for Biological Signalling Studies) and BL-BT (BrainLinks-BrainTools). SGBM, BIOSS and BrainLinks-BrainTools are very generously funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the Excellence Initiative.

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The Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart), with a history extending back over 250 years, is one of the largest of its kind with University status in Germany. With 18 academic degree courses in four departments (Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Theories of Art-Conservation), it provides a broad spectrum of educational and research opportunities to approximately 850 students. 

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The University is the only academic institute in Europe to cover every field in the media and regards itself as a full-service university for the media industry. Its range of courses extends from printing through to the Internet, from design through to business administration, from library science through to advertising, from media contents through to packaging technology, and from computer science and publishing through to electronic media. Besides English taught Minors, Stuttgart Media University offers English taught study programs to exchange students from all over the world.

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The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) was founded in 1969 to provide highly qualified young scientists in the field of biology with the opportunity to establish independent research groups and pursue their own research directions within five years. The laboratory still serves this purpose today. It houses four independent junior research groups of the Max Planck Society.

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The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), founded in 2001, researches how digital media affect knowledge and communication processes and how digital media can be used to optimize said processes. With its approx. 90 scientists, the institute focuses its psychological basic and practice-oriented research towards five main application fields: Teaching and Learning with Digital Media in Schools, Teaching and Learning with Digital Media in Universities, Knowledge-related Internet Usage, Knowledge Work with Digital Media, Knowledge Transfer in Museums and Exhibitions.

The Hochschule qualifies its students for careers in an international business environment by

  • imparting relevant methods and knowledge from the economic and social sciences,
  • cultivating special communication skills for dealing with people from different language and cultural backgrounds,
  • firmly anchoring the principles of sustainable and responsible business management in its teaching and research,
  • awarding both German and British degrees that receive guaranteed recognition in Germany and abroad.

It supports and challenges its students as they develop into self-reflective personalities with a well-rounded education who

  • as citizens and charismatic leaders are able to take on responsibility in society, in their workplace and for themselves,,
  • act in line with ethical principles and a sound work ethos,
  • and who are sworn to a process of life-long learning.

The Hochschule is committed in its work to the requirements of its students and the job specifications demanded by companies operating in an international, dynamic and competitive environment. It fulfils its obligations via
an activating and student-centred form of teaching,

  • application-oriented research activities and the transfer of research results to teaching and business practice,
  • intensive supervision of its students and graduates during and following entry into the job market,
  • maintenance of close ties to businesses and companies,
  • dnetworking with HEIs and scientific institutions in Germany and abroad.

The Hochschule für Internationales Management reviews its performance by means of internal and external evaluations, and controls its development through systematic quality management.

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The University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg is modern, innovative and practically oriented. Straightforward decision pathways and interdisciplinary teamwork is characteristic. Our students enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the personal collegiality. The educational content of our degrees is oriented around the demands of the job market for leaders. The HFR offers multidisciplinary solutions for development in the areas of forestry, timber industry, nature and environmental protection, landscape planning and water management. The material and energetic utilisation of (forest-) biomass, dealing with water as a limited resource, as well as taking part in international development collaborations are all of fundamental importance.

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The University belongs to the fastest growing and most innovative institutions of higher education in Baden-Württemberg in terms of educational programs and research, this international-oriented University offers study programs in the fields of engineering, business, IT, multimedia, optics and life sciences.

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Albstadt-Sigmaringen University strives for one goal: preparing you for a successful career. You will find excellent learning conditions at this modern university: direct contact with professors, small groups, well-equipped laboratories, practice-oriented workshops and lectures as well as support in finding a good job.

The University consists of three departments: Engineering, Business and Computer Science, Life Sciences. Altogether there are 2700 students; half of them study in Albstadt, the other half in Sigmaringen. The University is proud of its good contacts to regional and international companies which it has been cultivating ever since its foundation in 1971. Students must spend one term in a company in order to get the practical skills and know-how they need on the job.

Albstadt-Sigmaringen University cooperates with 30 partner universities around the world and warmly welcomes foreign students. Of its 18 bachelor and master courses, 17 already have the international accreditation.

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The strength of Biberach University of Applied Sciences lies in its manageable size and correspondingly personal atmosphere. 2040 students, 70 professors, 185 lecturers and approximately 137 staff make for friendly cooperation at Biberach University. The University is aware of the potential in this small unit: learning and teaching in small teams, interdisciplinary, independent but at the same time exceptionally well looked after – also in the University's central facilities: computer centre, library, student faculty and International Office.

The range of studies cover the whole construction sector and now are spread to the wide field of energy. Our youngest faculty is Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – unique in Germany! We understand ourselves as locally anchored and internationally aligned.

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The University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, has a long tradition in the field of higher education providing training courses for social workers. It succeeds an institution founded in 1917.  As the first state-run University in the region, it established  courses in Nursing Sciences in 1999. Courses of studies are available in the areas of Social Sciences and Nursing Sciences. The make-up of the teaching staff, the wide range of experience among the teachers, the contributions of guest lecturers from the practical world outside and a flexible curriculum all  ensure that employers with very different requirements will get highly qualified staff for their particular needs.

The University is equipped with broad-ranging current literature and numerous journals in the Social and Health Sciences. The library also disposes of a large number of computer workplaces with access to relevant information and the internet. The university’s own computer pool enables students to become familiar with modern information and communication technologies.

As yet, the University does not offer any international degree courses in English.

For further information please have a look at our website: http://www.hfs-esslingen.de/

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The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is the largest institution of its type in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It offers high-level professional academic education closely linked to the needs of industry. The University is a leader in the development of innovative bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as in dual-degree programs with international partners. The University's strong ties to industry enable students to undertake integrated traineeships in commerce and industry.

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Training and preparation for a career in administration:

Our University trains experts suitable for civil service and management positions in the public sector of Baden-Württemberg. Graduates are mostly employed by local authorities, but also by the state administration, as well as by other organizations in the public sector. As civil servants or public employees, they assume those functions at the middle-management level of administration, but also have the prospect of being promoted to upper management.

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Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG) is a modern technical university with a hands-on approach which focuses on interdisciplinary instruction and integrating theory and practice throughout the curriculum.

Our primary mission is to educate talented men and women in engineering, science, design, and management in preparation for careers in professional practice. 

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The University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg is specializing in the education and training of management staff in public administration. The university's approximately 2200 students are taught by 80 professors and roughly 580 lecturers. The two faculties  Management and Law, and Tax and Business Law, are offering a total of four Bachelor and two Master degrees. Due to UAS Ludwigsburg's focus on promoting academic excellence and the university's innovative, practical approach to teaching, graduates can look forward to a successful career in public administration or on the private sector.

Our Bachelor programmes provide graduates with the knowledge skills and techniques for working in public sector organizations. Our mission is to emphasize research-based academic work and the highest levels of personal integrity and professional ethics in the context of respect for democracy and the constitution.

A distinguishing characteristic of our degree programmes is the mix of university teaching and practical experience in the form of internships in the offices of public administration at state and municipal levels. Small tutorial groups ensure that we can maintain the highest teaching standards. Applicants to our undergraduate programmes must have a high school qualification equivalent to the German Abitur (Baccalauréat/Leaving Certificate/A-levels)

The University also offers a fulltime Master degree programme in European Management of Public Administration. This course prepares graduates for a career in high-ranking public sector positions.

Public administration employees seeking a management position can enroll in the part-time Master Course in Public Management whose primary focus is leadership in management positions.

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Through the practical orientation of our programmes and through our activities in applied research, we can guarantee the quality of up-to-date degree programmes. The University's outlook is global, and we actively promote international, scientific and cultural exchange between students. Our degree programmes increasingly focus on the demands and opportunities of the international community.

Above all, the new international degree programmes offered by us are attracting students from all continents. And, with 20% of all our students coming from over 90 countries, we are certainly proud of our international orientation and flair. This international aspect is taken advantage of by our students who forge close links to academics from all over the world. This encourages an intercultural understanding and cultural empathy.

The University of Applied Sciences Mannheim has its own scholarship programme. In addition to this, we have an emergency pool at our disposal for international students experiencing financial difficulties.  
  

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With approximately 4,500 students and 160 professors, aided and abetted by over 100 contract lecturers and more than 300 technicians and administrative staff, the Hochschule Mannheim is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The engineering departments (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology) continuied from the former Mannheim School of Engineering, established back in 1898. Most of the graduate programmes offered still centre around these subjects.

In line with ongoing progress in science and technology, the University has also responded to the changing requirements of the labour market, supplementing the engineering departments with new and innovative study programmes in computer science, engineering and management and biotechnology.

After the integration of the College of Design and the merger with the College of Social Studies, the Hochschule Mannheim now offers a broader range of study programmes than most of the other universities of applied sciences. This broad spectrum and the synergies it produces provide a sound basis for the acquisition of the requisite methodical competence and specialist knowledge, in conjunction with social skills and interdisciplinary thinking. 

With all the assets of a modern university campus, the Hochschule Mannheim provides students with ideal conditions for squaring up to the requirements posed by the professional careers they have set their sights on. Close working contacts with industry, professional associations and cultural institutions, together with the Karl Völker Foundation affiliated to the University, represent an ideal breeding ground for internationally acclaimed research and development activities. For many years the Hochschule Mannheim has been one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. As such, it enables its students to participate in a wide range of research and development projects prior to graduation.

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The University of Applied Sciences Offenburg focuses on programs in the field of engineering, media and business. It was one of the first institutions of higher education in Germany to introduce international degree programs. These programs are organised within the Graduate School.

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Technology, international business and business information science over many years mark the core competence at Reutlingen University. Numerous national and European rankings prove the excellent performance of our study programs.

Education at Reutlingen University for many years  is a synonym for:

  • an international campus atmosphere
  • applied studies and research opportunities
  • numerous vivid links to industry 
  • individual selection of applicants
  • emphasis on personal development
  • a “green” campus close to the city 

At the gateway to the Swabian Alb, the old university town of Tübingen around the corner, Stuttgart a few miles down the Neckar river; two hours away from Austria, Switzerland and France, Reutlingen is an ideal location to explore the southwest of Germany and Europe.

Almost 150 years of age, still innovative, research-based and future-oriented, the university is a firm partner of the many world-class medium-size industries in the region and well known global players in Europe and abroad.

111 international cooperations turn the campus into a multifaceted kaleidoscope of faces, fashions and languages. Since its beginnings as a weaving school in 1855, the university was a European school of higher learning as textiles were already an international business at the time. Engineering science and business administration followed the main industries throughout the decades and nowadays our graduates find jobs in the automobile industry as well as in telecommunications or in the financial services. They are well equipped for the demands of today's companies seeking applicants with a solid performance on the global marketplace.
For more courses visit the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University.

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The University of Design Schwaebisch Gmuend offers students excellent BA qualifications in four courses: Interaction Design, Communication Design, Product Design and Internet of Things. The Internet of Things course–unique in Baden-Wuerttemberg–is dedicated to connected systems.
In addition the University offers one MA course, Strategic Design. The University consciously avoids artistic premises in its foundation modules and concentrates on scientific principles and rational justification as the basis for design decisions. The teaching program methodology is characterized by a considered balance between the issues of design, science, and technology. With about 700 students the University enjoys the advantages of its manageable size. The intensive atmosphere and cooperation with companies, institutions and universities worldwide provides a firm foundation for the institution’s success and explains the aboveaverage employment potential of its graduates.



 

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Tradition and Innovation - key characteristics of the "Hochschule für Technik (HFT)" Stuttgart.

Founded in 1832 as the “Winter School for Building Craftsmen”, today the HFT Stuttgart offers a broad spectrum of accredited Bachelor and Master’s degree courses.
Our three faculties offer a total of 14 Bachelor and 14 Master’s Programmes.
Our campus is located directly in the centre of Stuttgart, the business centre of South-West Germany.
At the HFT Stuttgart we specialise in teaching practical skills in small groups. 3,900 students are taught by about 125 professors, who are supported by over 300 part-time lecturers.
Not only technical knowledge is taught, but also interpersonal skills such as team building and the ability to work on interdisciplinary projects.
Integrated into your degree programme, you may also find practical study projects in firms and offices or possibly a study semester at one of our 70 partner institutions around the world.
The Bachelor and Master’s Degree system at the HFT Stuttgart offers you the right training programme and the best possible opportunities for your future career.

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The Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences with study courses mainly directed at the technical sector. The study courses have a broad approach to open up a wide range of professional possibilities for graduates. Individual qualification is possible by selecting the optional mandatory courses, the topic of the study papers and thesis, foreign languages, studying abroad at foreign partner universities as well as the acquisition of additional skills. The success of Ulm University of Applied Science is based on the cooperation with industry.

It integrates the areas of research and development with the help of own research institutes and several Steinbeis Transfer Centers of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Development Stuttgart (Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung Stuttgart). The students also benefit from this because of attractive places for internships and interesting thesis topics. A refined continuing education program for working people and others round off the range of Hochschule Ulm.

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The Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (HfG) was opened on the 15th of April 1992. Between 1989 and 1992, Prof. Dr. Heinrich Klotz established the University and the Center for Art and Media (ZKM). This unique connection between academic, research and exhibiting institution corresponds to the new artistic and educational assignment, to apply traditional arts on media technologies and electronic manufacturing processes.

Prof. Dr. Peter Sloterdijk took over the rector’s post at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design in 2001: “The program at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design does not refer to definite tendencies and directions in Practice and in Theory of Arts or even the style concept. The democratic structure of society and also modern communication systems make such predefinitions and Dogmas impossible. The basis of learning and teaching at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design is pluralistic open-mindedness.”

On January 28th the German Council of Science and Humanities attested the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design an excellent education concept during a comprehensive university evaluation. In its valuation a special emphasis was layed on the capacity for innovation, flexibility and social competence of the students, associates and teachers and praised the extraordinary diversity of offered courses, with which the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design was able to establish a high-performance institution for teaching and research. The modern organisational structure of the University and the various cooperations with international Institutions for teaching but especially the cooperation with the neighboured ZKM (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) was highly valued.

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The University of Education, Freiburg (in German Pädagogische Hochschule, or PH for short) was founded in 1962 and gained university status in 1971. With approximately 4,000 students,  it is the largest of  six Universities of Education in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, which is known throughout Germany for the high quality of its education.

The University of Education specialises in teacher training for primary and lower secondary school teachers leading to the German State Examination for teachers. A variety of Bachelor and Masters courses is also available. These include a blended learning Masters degree in Early Foreign Language Learning (E-Lingo), a Masters degree in Bilingual Teaching and Learning (Europalehramt), and in Teaching German as a Foreign Language. Suitably qualified students may study for doctoral and postdoctoral degrees.

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The University of Education is designed to train and qualify prospective teachers for a wide range of teaching careers in elementary, secondary and special needs education. The course of studies at the University of Education is completed with a final State Examination.
The University of Education also offers training to other types of educators, including cooperative bachelor and master degree programs in pedagogy for engineers to attain a qualification for teaching in vocational schools.
Further programs include Early Childhood Education (B.A.), Health Promotion (B.A.), Educational Sciences (M.A.), E-Learning and Media Education as well as Engineering Education (M.A.).
Approximately 200 permanent instructors teach more than 4,600 students at the University of Education, where teacher training includes basic education and pedagogy, subject-based knowledge and subject-specific teaching skills. Instruction at the University of Education is, from the very beginning, strongly linked with practice. Various scientific and cultural projects, in-service training programs for educators, cooperation with universities abroad and with various institutions in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area complete the profile of the University.

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Founded in 1768, the Karlsruhe University of Education is an institution with a long tradition of educating teachers for primary and lower secondary schools in all school subjects. 1.2% of the students are from all over the world.

It offers degree courses for initial teacher certification for primary and lower secondary school, as well as the European Teacher Course (with a strong CLIL "content and language integrated learning" component) for these school types. In addition, there are several Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes and a graduate programme leading on to the doctoral level.

From the very first semester, all of the degree programmes offer a high level of integrated practical experience. The profile of the institution as a whole emphasizes European cultural studies, intercultural education, plurilingualism and media education. Hence we work closely with partner universities in many other countries and have frequent exchanges for both students and lecturers.

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The University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd cooperates with almost 40 partner institutions to promote the exchange of scholars, students and ideas. The institution is involved in a multitude of international projects supported by Comenius, Erasmus/LLP and other organisations.

The exchange activities and the presence of international guests make our institution richer. International exchange students and scholars find very comfortable surroundings where they quickly feel at home.

In the International Office they find a full range of services and activities: information and counselling before and during their study abroad or research semester , help with the application for accommodation and for a residence permit, introduction weeks, an international study week, cultural and social events, and German language courses.

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The majority of students at the University of Education follow the basic undergraduate courses in Education. These courses are divided into degree courses for primary/junior and secondary/highschool (Grund-, Haupt- and Realschule) education.

The University offers a wide variety of subjects for teacher training which can be studied within the following disciplines: Humanities / Science / Fine Arts / Physical Education.
Details of specific subjects and courses of study within the various departments (e.g. German or modern languages within Humanities) can either be obtained directly from the University Calendar or upon request.

In addition to teacher training the Weingarten University of Education offers several innovative educational Bachelor and Master courses.

Research in the core areas of teacher training, education studies, subject didactics, early childhood education, vocational education, quality development and evaluation, school development and media didactics play an important role at the Weingarten Campus.
The picturesque town of Weingarten which together with the larger town of Ravensburg forms part of a thriving conurbation, is situated in Upper Swabia in the deep South of Germany near Lake Constance and the Alps.

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Not only is the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität physically located in the heart of the city of Freiburg - its students, professors, and staff are also an integral part of daily life in the ‘Capital of the Black Forest’. This is also one of the reasons why Freiburg has become such a popular place to study. Aside from the numerous leisure activities which may be enjoyed in and near the city and its proximity to the Alsace and Switzerland, it is above all the variety of academic progams which attracts so many students to Freiburg. The University boasts a variety of degree programs in any of more than 60 fields in 11 faculties. Upon its foundation in 1457, the university already offered courses of study at the Faculties of Theology, Law, Medicine, and Humanities.
The Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine also offers a wide range of doctoral programmes:
Spemann Graduate School

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Founded in 1386, the University of Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university. In the course of its history the university has established several disciplines and departments as centers of excellence in research and teaching, where many renowned scholars and scientists – among them eight Nobel laureates – worked and still work. 5,700 foreign students from 130 countries as well as hundreds of visiting researchers contribute to its international atmosphere.
The University of Heidelberg offers a wide range of high-quality study programs in the life sciences/medicine, the natural sciences, law, economics, the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to the regular courses of study, the University has introduced several graduate programs for international students, which are taught in English. Each year the International Summer School of German Language and Culture attracts 600 international students to Heidelberg.
The University has research centers for molecular biology, biochemistry, the neurosciences, scientific computing and South Asian studies. 12 collaborative research centers and 20 Ph.D. programs have been established. Independent institutions in Heidelberg, like the German Cancer Research Center, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and four Max Planck Institutes, contribute to a research environment that is unique in Germany.

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Hohenheim is a small and highly specialized university situated in the south of Stuttgart. The history of the university dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when King Wilhelm founded an agricultural institution for teaching, experimentation and demonstration in order to overcome a period of starvation the country was facing at that time. In the 1960s, teaching and research, which used to concentrate on agricultural sciences, were extended to the entire sector of life sciences (biology, agriculture, food, nutrition) as well as economics (business, economics, communication).
Today, Hohenheim is a strongly research-oriented university with a high international reputation and more than 100 partner institutions worldwide. Approximately 16% of the students come from abroad. The research profile is characterized by agriculture and nutrition, Eastern European, tropical and subtropical countries, as well as international economics. All courses of study benefit directly from close cooperation between top research and modern teaching.

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What do you expect of your studies, of your future university, of your university town? Do you have high expectations? We would like to invite you to match Konstanz University against your demands.
Do you expect science and research on the highest level? Would you like to gain knowledge in an international atmosphere?
Then you will surely feel at home amongst students and lecturers from more than 80 countries. The university teaches about 40 different subjects in the fields of science, economics, politics and the humanities. 
The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology (Graduate School) offers also doctoral programmes:
Graduate School: Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology

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"The University of Mannheim is the Harvard of Germany." This headline from Die Zeit shows that Germany's distinguished weekly newspaper clearly believes that the University of Mannheim is a force to be reckoned with on the academic circuit, even though, according to the Dean of Mannheim University, this statement might be slightly exaggerated: "Obviously, we are very pleased to receive such lavish praise," admits Rector Hans-Wolfgang Arndt, "but Mannheim as the German Harvard - however flattering that may be, I don't think we have yet to achieve the same level of recognition that Harvard has, although this is what we are striving for and hope to achieve within the next few years."

In addition, the University of Mannheim is the first German research university to adapt their semester periods to international standards. Lecture periods now start with the beginning of September until Christmas (autumn or fall semester) and from mid-February until mid-June (spring semester).
The Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences (GESS) also offers a wide range of doctoral programmes: GESS Mannheim
 

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Located in the heart of Europe near the borders shared by Germany, France and Switzerland, the Hochschule für Musik (University of Music) in Freiburg is recognized as one of Europe´s best high-level training centres for the entire range of the traditional music professions.

The Hochschule and the beautiful city of Freiburg offer impressive resources to students and performers. The University of Music presents over 450 public concerts, operas and recitals; perfomances given by the orchestras, choirs and ensembles are especially noted for their high artistic level. 

In addition, an Opera Theater, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, several professional contemporary music ensembles, and a large number of amateur orchestras and choirs enrichen the musical landscape of the city. The library and the library of the New Music Institute are located within in the building, while the librairies of the Albert Ludwig University are nearby.

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A vibrant university can be satisfied about what it has achieved, but should never be content with it. With our society becoming increasingly dictated by technology, the University of Music Karlsruhe increasingly takes on the task of preserving the vital space for creativity and self-realization.

The effect of our graduates on society is underestimated every so often. Musicians and musical pedagogues play an important role for the majority of the population when it comes to intermediation and acquisition of the musical heritage, as well as an understanding for contemporary art. They operate in the various musical institutions of the country and the city: theater, orchestra, radio and television broadcasting, universities, music schools, choirs and many more, thus forming the pyramide from bottom to the top.

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The Trossingen University of Music enjoys an international reputation that is shown through many different international partnerships it has been able to develop. The broad international environment provides a lively network of artistic activities and music pedagogical experiences.

The courses offered here distinguish themselves through their emphasis on practical experiences and individual possibilities. The project „Klassenmusizieren“ has been created in cooperation with different schools and with the Villingen Schwenningen Music academy.

The Trossingen University of Music undertakes many outstanding musical activities. These range from contemporary chamber music to large concerts with choirs, orchestras as well as music and motion theatre productions. As a result our activities in the Bodensee region are a significant part of the cultural identity for the entire region. Through partnerships with the „Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen“ and the „Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie Konstanz“, the Trossingen University of Music offers to its students additional concert opportunities.

The study options are enhanced by international projects, courses and workshops, as well as scientific symposia. These particularly enhance both the ‘Rhythmics’ and Early Music departments.

These projects are meant for students, as well as for people who already finished their studies – lifelong learning (LLL) is becoming more and more important.

In partnership with the IzM of the Frankfurt School of Music and the SWR, the Trossingen School of Music offers the highly esteemed „OFF-Program“ for all students of composition in Germany as part of the Donaueschinger Musiktage.

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Main subjects that are taught at the University include: orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, voice (concert and opera) and conducting (orchestra and choir). These subjects can be chosen in the degree programmes Artistic Training (10 semesters) and Music Teacher Studies (for music school teachers and freelance teachers, 8 semesters) as well as in the postgraduate courses Soloist Training (4 semesters) and part-time Soloist Training (8 semesters). Additionally, they can also be taken as a specialist subject in the School Music study course (teacher training for grammar school education, 9 semesters).

Composition as a main subject is only offered in the course Artistic Training. The main subjects of Music Theory, Aural Training and Elementary Music Pedagogy are only offered in the Music Teacher course of studies. In the postgraduate Additional Studies course (4 semesters), students are able to extend their experience in the areas of orchestral solo work, chamber music, song interpretation and accompaniment.

In the area of Jazz / Popular Music (8 or 10 semesters), the main subjects of composition / arrangement, voice , jazz piano, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, jazz drums, percussion (the only professor of this kind in Germany), guitar, double-bass, electric bass and mallet instruments are offered. In Baden-Württemberg, this course of studies is only available in Stuttgart and Mannheim.

The Academy of Dance is the only institute of higher education in Baden-Württemberg that trains dancers. Study courses that are offered include Dance and Children's Dance Pedagogy (6 semesters) as well as the postgraduate study courses Artistic Training Dance / Stage Practice and Dance Pedagogy for Professional Dancers (2 semesters).

The subjects Musicology and Music Pedagogy offer students the option of gaining a doctorate. 

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Founded in 1857 the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart is the oldest and - with almost 800 students – the biggest University of Music in Baden-Wurttemberg. Located along Stuttgart’s “Culture Mile”, the university is very important to Stuttgart and the surrounding region, not only as a university but also as a concert promoter and cultural center.

The university offers a wealth of subjects and in addition to piano, organ and singing students can also study: all of the orchestral instruments, composition, conducting of (orchestra and choir), guitar, harp and elementary music pedagogy (EMP). Musicology and the theory of music round-off our comprehensive range of practical subjects on offer in Stuttgart. All the subjects can be studied in either the artistic or music pedagogical courses. We also offer school music and church music. Students can complement their studies with time spent at orchestral academy of the RSO Stuttgart. For musicology and music pedagogy the university has the right to confer doctoral degrees and award post-doctoral (professorial) qualifications.

With respect to the performing arts (opera school, theatre, figure theatre, spoken arts) the university benefits from its own theater (Wilhelma theater) that is part of the university. We also operate an opera studio in cooperation with the Staatsoper Stuttgart in order to promote vocal training: and an acting studio in conjunction with the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart and several other theaters in Baden-Württemberg offer students a means of gaining practical experience.

Annually, there are about 350 public concerts in the architecturally attractive university building with its imposing, 50 m high tower in the center of the state capital Stuttgart. The university accommodates three concert halls with up to 500 seats. Around a 100 more concert- and theatre events are shown at the Wilhelma theater. About 85,000 visitors a year attend these events.

A few more of the university’s important differentiating features include: the university’s own theatre dating from 1840, the unique collection of 11 organs, as well as a technically well-equipped studio for electronic music, and the only existing  figure theatre course in the former West German states.

The university is organized into four faculties and eleven institutes. One active support association and two university-own foundations sustain the university. For commercial tasks, the university can refer to its own GmbH as a subsidiary.

The State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart is a member of the Rectors’ Conference of the German Universities of Music, the HRK – German Rectors’ Conference, and also the Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC).

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The Universität Stuttgart is one of the oldest technical universities and has been repeatedly ranked among the top universities in Germany. Courses range from architecture, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, history, languages, philosophy, socials sciences to almost all of the fields of engineering sciences.
The university takes part in the uni-assist application procedure.
The Graduate School of advanced Manufacturing Engineering offers a wide range of doctoral studies:
GSaME

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The University of Tübingen has approximately 28,500 students. The variety of course offerings, the high standards of research and the picturesque university town of Tübingen are well known far beyond the borders of the state. The University offers approximately 80 courses of study in 7 faculties and encompasses the complete spectrum of disciplines of a classical university.

The University´s academic reputation is determined by the research achievements of more than 450 professors and about 4000 academic assistants. At their disposal is not only the latest technical equipment, but also extensive library facilities. The latest results of scientific research flow directly into the University´s curriculum, thus guaranteeing an up-to-date education.

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Important criteria for an educational institution at university level are learning intensive study organisation with an appropriate number of places on offer in courses and seminars, good facilities for practical course and libraries, a broad spectrum of optional and in-depth subjects, as well as qualification orientated supplementary courses including inter-disciplinary educational offers.

The university meets these requirements. Students also profit from the co-operation possibilities provided by contacts between the university and its partners. They have the possibility if need be to make contact with potential employers at an early stage. This also contributes to Ulm's attractiveness as a place of study.
The university takes part in the uni-assist application procedure.
The Graduate School of Molecular Medicine also offers doctoral programmes.

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ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim conducts research in the field of applied and policy-oriented economics and provides access to important data sets for national and international researchers. The institute provides advice to policymakers, private companies, and government institutions at both the national and EU level on how to tackle current economic policy challenges.

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The major ques­tions that we are fac­ing - both at pre­sent and in the fu­ture - are too com­plex and in­ter­linked to allow for a uni­di­men­sional an­swer. The in­creas­ing so­cial, po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic, cul­tural, eco­log­i­cal, and me­dial in­ter­link­ing of our world re­quires a place of com­mon dis­course. And the uni­ver­sity is this place. It has a spe­cial func­tion in the 21st cen­tury:

It has to be a place where every ques­tion is al­lowed.
It has to be a place of free­dom and a place of per­sonal de­vel­op­ment.
It has to be a place of in­tel­lec­tual dis­course that brings schol­ars, stu­dents, and so­ci­ety to­gether.
It has to be an ac­tive part of so­ci­ety, have an im­pact on so­ci­ety, and con­tribute to solv­ing so­cial and so­ci­etal ques­tions.
It has to be in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary, yet at the same time rooted in aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines.
This is ex­actly the rea­son why Zep­pelin Uni­ver­sity was founded - and de­lib­er­ately as a foun­da­tion uni­ver­sity. It sets it­self apart as - since its found­ing in 2003 - in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nar­ity has been en­graved into its DNA. Think­ing in a prob­lem- and so­lu­tion-ori­ented way be­tween busi­ness, cul­ture, and pol­i­tics, and not just being stuck in so­cial thought pat­terns and aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines opens your per­spec­tive on so­cially rel­e­vant so­lu­tions.
This is the ap­proach that de­fines us here at ZU. To­gether we start out to think be­yond bor­ders. It is a great priv­i­lege to shape this unique ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion to­gether with other par­ties. Stu­dents, schol­ars, the ad­min­is­tra­tive staff, and our spon­sors and part­ners all act in con­cert and in open ex­change to fill this idea of our uni­ver­sity with life.

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