Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim

Baden-Wuerrtemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim was founded in 1976 and offers the following study programs:

  • School of Business Administration (Banking, Business Information Systems, Insurance, International Business, Management in Industry, Management in Commerce, Service Sector Management / - Marketing, Transport and Logistics, Applied Healthcare Science)
  • School of Engineering (Health Information Technology, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science and Technology)
  • School of Social Sciences (Social Work with the Elderly, Social Management, Case Management in the Social and Healthcare Science, Youth, Family and Social Welfare Services, Education and Learning Support - Child and Youth Care, Interprofessional Healthcare)

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim (DHBW) provides students with a post-secondary education based on the combination of theoretical studies and on-the-job training. Students graduate with their Bachelor Degree from the School of Business, School of Engineering or School of Social Sciences after three years of studies.

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University students alternate between their academic training at the university and their professional training at one of our 900 associate partner companies or social institutions. DHBW students frequently stay with their training company after graduation. The combination between economy and educational institutions works ideally in this aspect, too.

The teaching staff is comprised of full-time professors and part-time university lecturers, mainly with a business background. Due to the close cooperation with the training companies, changes in business  are reflected in our current, practice-based study concepts. Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim has a network of 40 international partner universities. About 40 % of the students take part in an exchange program during their studies. The attractive new building of the DHBW is excellently equipped at the highest technical level. More than 2,300 students from all over Germany or abroad are currently enrolled at the DHBW.

Heidenheim offers optimal study conditions to its students. The housing market supplies students with furnished apartments, shared apartments or residential homes. Student life in Heidenheim is diverse and interesting due to the cultural, sports, and leisure activities there.

Württembergische Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie

Württembergische Verwaltungs- und Wirtschafts-Akademie e. V. is a registered association offering an institution for vocational education and training.
Its statutory tasks include the vocational education and training of professional and managerial staff. Courses focus on economic and legal knowledge, complemented by information and communications technologies, political and social sciences, language, methods and soft skills. 

(Source: Württembergische Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie)

The regional offer of study and training programs is diverse

Ulm University is situated in close vicinity to the City of Heidenheim. The University houses four faculties (Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology; Faculty of Mathematics and Economics; Faculty of Natural Sciences; Faculty of Medicine) offering a diverse range of study programs as well as Ulm Science Park, which is home to excellent collaborative research centres and institutions crossing boundaries of disciplines, institutes, departments and faculties, thus forming innovative developments and applications.

Aalen University of Applied Sciences (about 30 km from Heidenheim) offers study programs in Chemistry, Electronic Engineering, Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optoelectronics, Surface Technology and Industrial Engineering.

Schwäbisch Gmünd is home to the University of Education and the University of Design.