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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

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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.

Why you should study at UE

UE awarded n-tv deutscher bildungs award 2022 top private hochschulen

Study at one of the best German private universities

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences stands for excellent teaching -now also officially with the "German Education Award 2022" as one of the best private universities (universal) in Germany. 
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The beautiful riverbed, the famous ‘Reeperbahn’, the trendy ‘Schanzenviertel’ and – of course – the multicultural Altona: Hamburg is diverse in its districts and its residents. Students benefit from the many international network agencies, renowned publishing houses, and large creative hubs. All these things combined, make Hamburg the No 1 media city in Germany as well as the ideal location for studying art & 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 due to the many companies that have established themselves in the German capital over the last few years, but also because of Berlin’s creative and innovative power. A cultural, political, and creative hot spot in Germany – Berlin has many facets. Not only international companies like Spotify, Amazon, IBM, or Google have noticed this, but professionals from the art and culture scene, freelancers, or entrepreneurs from all over the world. The high standard of living and the numerous job prospects make Berlin one of the most attractive study locations in the world.

Population: 3,66 million (2020)

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Iserlohn is considered 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 surrounding companies. Our partners range from regional, medium-sized companies to internationally renowned brands. In addition to the attractive job market, Iserlohn offers many opportunities for leisure and cultural activities.

Population: ca. 92,000 (2020)

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Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

Our Innovation Hub is located on the grounds of the SAP Think Campus, which is currently being developed into a tech center in the Berlin region. Therefore, the location of the university is close 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 interior, offering our students geographical proximity to international brands and an atmosphere that promotes creative potential and ideas. Interesting fact: Did you know that the highest percentage of scientists in Germany are located in the area around the Innovation Hub? We think you’ll be in good company at the Innovation Hub.

Population: ca. 182,000 (2020)

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First German University (UE) in UAE, Dubai


Discover a world of academic excellence with the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) – a renowned German state-accredited private university with four campuses across Germany. Now, with their first location outside of Europe in Dubai, they are bringing their expertise in business, tech, and design programmes to students in the UAE. Their highly regarded degrees attract some of the best talents from across the globe, all taught by world-class faculty members. As one of the most international universities in Germany, they’re proud to have been ranked among the top 10 private universities in the field of business by U-Multirank and now they are breaking new ground as the first German university in the UAE and Dubai. With over 20 years of experience in providing top-quality education, UE is the ultimate choice for students who want to succeed in their careers.

Population: 9.385 million

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Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life business projects in a range of leading companies. Our dedicated career experts will help you develop your presentation and interview skills to boost your career.

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  • UE Germany Cooperation Partners - BASF
  • Axel Springer
  • Daimler

UE is accredited by

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  • Business Education AACSB Alliance Member
  • FIBAA Accredited Programme

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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