About us

Innovative. Future Thinking. Dynamic.

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This makes us special

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is a vibrant and dynamic institution that is dedicated to providing top-quality education to students from all around the world. Our programmes are delivered in English and/or German language, and with more than 100 nationalities represented on campus, we are proud to have one of the most diverse student bodies in Europe. Our campus locations in Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg, Iserlohn, and Dubai (UAE) provide a truly international experience for our students and staff alike.

At UE, we are more than just a university – we are a family and we believe our employees are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. As part of the Global University Systems (GUS) network, we offer a wide range of professional development opportunities, including bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, language courses, and executive education. With approximately 87,000 students across 57 locations worldwide, GUS provides an unparalleled international network for learning and collaboration.

global study
We break the traditional academic framework and we offer a practice-oriented degree that supports your individual development. Let the campus inspire you!
International cooperations
Our students are globally connected from day one: through international projects, innovative digital learning formats or by directly interacting with international fellow students from over 90 countries.
Applied research
UE is member of Global University Systems and this strategic alliance opens up unlimited career opportunities to its students by awarding a degree with an international reputation.
Interdisciplinary research
The consistent combination of international theoretical requirements and practical implementation promotes professional curiosity and provides orientation in the development of a unique profile.

UE is accredited by

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  • Business Education AACSB Alliance Member
  • FIBAA Accredited Programme

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Elbe beach, Reeperbahn, trendy Schanzenviertel and multicultural Altona – Hamburg is not only diverse in terms of its neighbourhoods, but also in terms of its residents. Students benefit from the many international network agencies, renowned publishing houses and large creative centres. This makes the metropolis on the Elbe the number one media city and the ideal location for studying design or business.

Population:1.85 million (2019)

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UE Berlin Campus


Berlin is the start-up metropolis of Europe. This is not only due to the many companies that have established themselves in the German capital in recent years, but also to the creative and innovative power of the city. A cultural, political and creative hotspot in Germany – Berlin has many facets. This has not only been recognised by international companies such as Spotify, Amazon, IBM and Google, but also by artists and cultural workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The high standard of living as well as the numerous job prospects make Berlin one of the most attractive study locations in the world.

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Innovation Hub

UE Innovation Hub (near Berlin)

Our Innovation Hub is located on the site of the SAP Think Campus, which is currently being developed into a technology centre in the Berlin region. The university location is therefore in close proximity to companies that are pioneers in the fields of technology, data and design. This focus is also reflected in the modern design of the building and the interior spaces, which not only offer our students geographical proximity to international brands, but also an atmosphere that encourages creative potential and ideas.

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Iserlohn campus


Iserlohn is known as the green city on the edge of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region – one of the most economically influential regions in Europe. For more than 20 years, UE has cultivated close relationships with local companies. Our partners range from regional, medium-sized companies to internationally recognised brands. In addition to the attractive labour market, Iserlohn offers many opportunities for leisure and cultural activities.

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German education in Dubai: We opened our 5th university location with the campus in Dubai. Dubai is our first location outside of Europe and our mission is to bring our 20+ years of expertise in business, technology and design to students in the United Arab Emirates. Our accredited degrees attract some of the best talent from around the world, all taught by world-class faculty. With the start of the winter term 2023, we have opened an exciting new chapter and we look forward to bringing more students closer to their individual career goals.

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The University of Europe for Applied Sciences stands for excellent teaching – now officially recognized with the “German Education Award 2023/24” as one of the best private universities (across the board) in Germany. In 2023/24, UE achieved outstanding results in the investigation conducted by Globis in the field of further education providers. It was ranked among the top five in two categories. Additionally, a customer survey conducted by the renowned Cologne-based analysis and consulting firm ServiceValue on behalf of DEUTSCHLAND TEST has titled us as a “TOP Media School.”

  • UE awarded n-tv deutscher bildungs award 2023/2024 top private hochschulen
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“It’s not just theory, it’s practice; it’s real-world experiences.” – Sarah, BMS Student at UE

BSc Psychology
MSc International Business Management
BA UX/UI Design

Cooperation Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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  • UE Germany Cooperation Partner - Merck
  • UE Germany Cooperation Partners - RTL
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  • UE Germany Cooperation Partners - BASF
  • Celebrating Reporters without Borders for Press Freedom

Our professors

Our lecturers teach in an exciting environment between business, art, design and technology, across borders and interdisciplinary. Find out more about your future professors here.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Burgartz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Burgartz

Dr. Thomas Burgartz is the dean of the Economics faculty and Head of various Bachelor and Master programs at UE Germany, Iserlohn campus.
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Prof. Johannes Kiessler

Prof. Johannes Kiessler

Johannes Kiessler is a professor for M.A. Innovation Design Management at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences. Visit us to know more!
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Prof. Dr. Iris Lorscheid

Prof. Dr. Iris Lorscheid

Dr. Iris Lorscheid is the Vice-Rector of Research, Programme Leader Business Informatics & Data Science at UE Germany, Hamburg campus.
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