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Recognition for UE in the STERN Ranking


UE Germany convinces again in STERN ranking

As part of the investigation conducted by Globis, a renowned market research institute, in the field of continuing education providers for the year 2023/24, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) once again achieved outstanding results and secured positions among the top five in two categories. Among the more than 4,500 respondents, UE was not only recognized as the leading provider among private universities in Germany but also received recognition for its extensive range of dual-degree programmes. Particularly, the evaluation criteria of "satisfaction and recommendation" and "value for money" stood out positively.


For further information about the study and in-depth details, you can read more here (in German).



Free legal support for students


UE offers free legal support for students in Berlin and Potsdam.

University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) has forged a strategic partnership with SERS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (SERS), a prominent law firm, to offer personalised visa and immigration guidance to its international student body, without incurring any additional expenses.

This collaboration with SERS aims to provide comprehensive support to UE students right from their arrival in Berlin or Potsdam. The experienced legal team at SERS extends a warm welcome to students, offering informative sessions on vital rights and obligations within the framework of German immigration laws. This invaluable orientation eases their integration into the local system.

Under the terms of this agreement, SERS will facilitate the initial residence permit application process and schedule individual appointments for students with the Immigration Office Berlin/Potsdam. Commencing on September 1, 2023, this partnership will be expanded to encompass assistance in obtaining a job-seeking residence permit upon successful completion of studies within the stipulated timeframe. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to participate in group consultations led by SERS' legal experts, enabling them to seek answers to their legal queries.


It's important to note that UE students can access these services completely free of charge, subject to certain terms and conditions. This invaluable support allows them to concentrate on their academic pursuits and enjoy a rewarding experience while studying abroad.



UE goes Dubai


UE is the first German university to open a new campus in the United Arab Emirates

The new campus in Dubai's Future District


The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is opening a new campus in Dubai's hip Future District and will start its first-degree programmes as early as this autumn. Up to 1,300 students from all over the world will be able to study, network, and plan their future together in an area of around 1,000 square meters.


7 courses of study bring top university education to the Gulf region


The quality of German university education is brought to the United Arab Emirates within the framework of 7 courses of study: Data Science*, Software Engineering*, Visual and Experience Design*, Innovation Design Management as well as an MBA with specializations offered as Master's study programmes. In addition, there are two Bachelor's degree programmes, Business Management Studies and Digital Business & Data Science.


All programmes, which are accredited both in Germany and by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai, prepare students for the job markets of the future, as UE's goal is to combine high-quality theoretical education from Germany with international companies already based in Dubai. Within the framework of university partnerships with international companies from the business, tech, and finance sectors, UE brings practical elements into the seminars right from the start.


UE in Dubai - Shaping the future together

"With UE, we are the first German university to come to an incredible city of the future, where we already feel thematically at home. Our study programmes and our DNA tick like Dubai: innovative, fast-growing and always thinking one step ahead - that's exactly what UE is," explains Sagi Hartov, CEO of GUS Germany GmbH, an education provider to which the UE also belongs, and is looking forward to the start in the United Arab Emirates.


Particularly attractive for future students, not only from the Gulf region but also worldwide, are the numerous amenities offered by studying in the Future District in Dubai: Affordable tuition fees, state-of-the-art campus and student residences in an inspiring city.


*These courses will start first this September on the brand new campus. The other courses will be available from March 2024 onwards. 


UE and BSBI announcing partnership


Both instituitions gather their strength in a new Master's programme Top Up

About the MSc in International Business & Management Top Up


The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is happy to announce their exclusive partnership with the Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) to offer Master students an unique opportunity to improve their quantitive and qualitative skills they will learn through the merger of UE and BSBI. The top-up semester is tailored to students looking to advance their qualifications in quantitative and qualitative research design, modelling and techniques. Upon completion of the top-up module, UE will award students the MSc degree in International Business & Management (60 ECTS). The programme convinces through diverse learning outcomes, e.g.:


  • develop the ability to devise and implement a research-driven project and an innovative approach to the industry

  • know how to conduct user-experience research and to translate findings into insights that both reflect and influence strategic development of projects, products, and services

  • elaborate on a specific problem by means of a suitable methodological approach

  • analyse, design, implement and adapt business models and corporate structures to develop strategies that will have a positive impact on organisations


For any further information on the MSc in International Business & Management Top Up download the factsheet here


Open call: MAGNUM Photos Workshop 2023


UE is proud to continue the collaboration with MAGNUM Photos in May

The photographer

The self-taught photographer, Newsha Tavakolian, began working professionally for the Iranian press at the age of 16, at the Women's Daily Zan. At 18, she was the youngest photographer to cover the 1999 student uprising. A year later, she moved to the New York agency Polaris Images.


Newsha Tavakolian is known for her cut-through reportages on the wars in Iraq and social issues in her home country Iran. With clarity and sensitivity, she has photographed guerrilla fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria, and Colombia, banned Iranian singers and the lives of people living under sanctions. Over the years, her practice has changed from photojournalism to photography as an art form.


She was nominated for Magnum in 2015 and became an Associate in 2017.



© Newsha Tavakolian / Magnum Photos


Newsha Tavakolian was born in 1981 in Iran, and is currently living in Tehran.


Interested students submit a portfolio and a letter of motivation. 12 students will be selected by a jury consisting of Professor Nina Röder and Professor Michael Danner.


Who is eligible to participate?

Enrolled UE students and UE alumni of our BA and MA Photography degrees from Berlin and Hamburg. The 2-day workshop will take place on 3rd - 4th May 2023 at our campus in Hamburg. The workshop will be held in English. 


Open Call

Submit the following as one PDF document in the designated MS Teams folder „MAGNUM2023“ by 14 April 2023. Alumni without access to MS Teams send their application to 

  • 1 or 2 related photo series, each series max. 10 images with a title and a short description 
  • A short motivation letter, max. 1,000 characters, explaining why you are interested in the workshops at MAGNUM and what you hope to gain from the experience 


UE hosts a charity concert for Ukraine


Collecting donations together for a good cause

On Saturday, 2nd of February 2023 the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) will be organising a benefit concert for Ukraine together with the newly founded initiative "Campus Seilersee e.V." and all its participating partner institutions. In addition to UE, representatives of the Seilersee Comprehensive School, the Horseriding Club and the Academy of the Young Roosters, donations for Ukrainian war refugees will be accepted from all visitors of the concert and will then be taken directly to Ukraine in a specially organised van.


Anyone who would like to get involved and donate is more than welcome. Donations that are primarily needed are non-perishable food that does not need to be refrigerated as well as light reflectors. Donations can be dropped off at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) starting Monday, 06.02.23 between 10 am and 4 pm. The address for dropping off donations is the following: UE, Reiterweg 26b, 58636 Iserlohn (approach via Bismarckstraße)

UE is officially one of the best educational institutions in Germany


UE Germany convinces with outstanding teaching and quality


In a first-time consumer survey conducted by the Deutsche Institut für Service-Qualität and ntv, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences was named one of the best private universities. Respondents rated educational institutions in a total of 38 categories, including friendliness and competence when contacted, the range and quality of products, costs and performance and also indicated the likelihood of recommending the institution to others. 


Read more about the survey and detailed information here



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UE's study programme is once again among the best in Germany


UE Germany convinces again in STERN ranking


In a study conducted by the market research institute Globis on the topic of continuing education providers in 2022/23 the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) once again performed excellently this year and made it into the TOP 5 in two criteria. Out of 4,500+ respondents, UE is not only the TOP provider among Germany's private universities but also impresses with its offer of dual study programmes. UE is scoring particularly well in the following two criteria: "satisfaction and recommendation" and "price-performance ratio". 


Read more about the study and detailed information here (German).


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GUS Research Conference


Digital Transformation and Innovation

The aim of this conference series is twofold: an opportunity to share knowledge and experience on digital innovation and transformation, as well as to enhance GUS as a research community. We aim to connect expertise and established researchers across GUS institutes. Through the efficient utilization of our research resources and partnerships across GUS institutions, we aim for success with global impact. 


More than 70 delegates across 15 GUS institutions from five countries attended the 1st conference online and in-person in September 28th/29th already. The conference featured 15 presentations from delegates representing UCW, UE, The University of Law and the London School of Business and Finance.


The GUS community had the opportunity to explore synergies and global impact by sharing expertise from established researchers across the GUS network. Professor Dr. Iris Lorscheid, Vice-President of Research at UE, and Dr. Maureen Mancuso, Vice-President Academic at UCW, co-chaired the planning committee for the conference. 


More info will follow soon.


Next digital conference days will be on the last Fridays in October and November.


UE celebrates cooperation with Borussia Dortmund


Festive kick-off to the start of cooperation

With more than 20 years of existence, the UE Campus in Iserlohn has a long university history to offer. Established as an entrepreneurial campus in the region and an integral part of in-company training, the campus' already broad repertoire of modern business and sports degree programmes has now been complemented by a high-profile cooperation: Borussia Dortmund (BVB) - a globally recognised Bundesliga club and an integral part of Westphalian sports culture.


   Roman Weidenfeller beim UE Sporttag mit Akademik und Campusmanagement


Since 1st of July 2022, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) has been the first university in Germany to call itself a university partner of BVB. To celebrate this in a fitting manner, the "UE Sports Day" took place on 26th August at the Sports and Entrepreneurship Campus in Iserlohn. BVB legend and former national goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller personally answered questions about the new cooperation, hosted a sports quiz from which one of our students won two tickets for the derby in September, and answered numerous autograph and photo requests. 


   Studierende beim UE Sporttag


Our professor of sports management at UE, Thomas Rieger, is also pleased about the new educational cooperation with Borussia Dortmund: "Through the cooperation with BVB, we now have the opportunity to let our students participate very closely in the professional football world. They get insights into the business of an international football club and - just like at our sporting event - can exchange ideas with top managers and football legends and get tips from them."


In addition to BVB, the UE at the Iserlohn campus also has other well-known cooperations with the Young Roosters, the Kangaroos Iserlohn, the Techniker Krankenkasse and the ai Fitness Club. These were also represented in large numbers on site and helped to make the event special with various interactive sports activities. 


   Young Roosters Iserlohn beim UE Sporttag



Click here to read everything you need to know about the cooperation with BVB.



Discover new photographic works from around the world.


The HRP 2022

The background

The Hamburg Portfolio Review has created a new professional development platform in Europe for the international photo community. Photographers from all over the world were invited to submit their work. Our primary goal was to establish a new platform for the international photo scene in Europe. The HPR offers photographers the opportunity to present their work to international experts in the photography industry. A high-caliber jury reviewed all applications and selected 100 talents who got invited for the review in autumn 2022. During the One-on-One Portfolio Reviews, the selected photographers met up with 4 of around 50 photo experts from various fields and presented their work in an exhibition. The artists gained visibility for their work through contacts with publishers, media houses, museums, festivals, foundations, universities and institutions.


However, the focus was on narrative photography, not advertising images. The HPR is aimed at those who are serious about photography. For whom photography is not just a hobby, but a professional visual medium to engage with current issues. We are always curious to discover new photographic work from around the world, image makers and visual storytellers who have developed their own voice and want to express something through photography.


The HPR is a cooperation of the publishing house Gruner + Jahr with the media brands STERN and GEO and UE. With the kind support of Canon Europe, the Hamburg Authority for Culture and Media, Intesa Sanpaolo and the Altonaer Museum.


Feature photos by Noah Bizer


photos by Noah Bizerphotos by Noah Bizer

UE alumni from Iserlohn set sail for networking-event with more founders


Learn more about the initiative of the two UE graduates here.

UE brought out many graduates through its more than 20 years of existence. UE alumni regularly exchange ideas, connect and network. Now two former UE students have organised a sailing trip on the Baltic Sea with a total of 30 founders. Both are now successful founders themselves, manage a StartUpFond and won the 1st Südwestfalen Pionier.


Ebbo Tücking, head of the Business Management Studies programme at the UE Campus in Iserlohn, also participated: "It's simply great to see how our students develop from first-year students to founders and then set up successful companies themselves. In the context of networking, this is of course even easier, especially when new contacts are made on high seas."


"As a university teacher, I am proud of our alumni. Working together through lectures and seminars right from the start, then going out to celebrate together and continuing to support each other later in professional life, that is the ideal form of a university community. I am very pleased that this still exists at UE today," Ebbo Tücking continues.



Our two graduates have been part of the Blurring the Lines 2022 Edition


Congratulation to Jeremy Wilson and Charmaine de Heij

This year’s theme 'The Meaning in the Making' aims to potentially distinguish “meaning in a photograph” from “meaning through photographing.” Blurring the Lines received 174 high-quality projects from 44 participating schools worldwide. The curators selected 3 winners, 30 finalists, and 13 special mentions for the seventh edition.


Congratulations to Jeremy Wilson (Finalist) and Charmaine de Heij (Special mention). This is a wonderful success. 


“In my experience, it is rather the idea of cooperation than a principle of competition that distinguishes Blurring the Lines as an extraordinary format. After graduating in photography in 2020, I found this intensive dialogue with graduates worldwide enriching, inspiring, and empowering. Today, as a jury member for Blurring the Lines, I am grateful for the excellent opportunity to continue to meet many committed people who often courageously and sensitively visualize their critical view of social, ecological, and political social grievances.” Ragna Arndt-Marić, Photographer, Jury member, and Winner of the 2020 edition. She graduated two years ago and studied Photography at Campus Hamburg.


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UE becomes official university partner of Borussia Dortmund


All about the new UE x BVB cooperation

Since 1 July 2022, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences has been the first official university partner of one of the most renowned German football clubs in the world: Borussia Dortmund. UE and Borussia Dortmund are joining forces for collaborative support in the field of education. The official launch of the cooperation was celebrated at the UE Sports Day at the Sports and Business Campus in Iserlohn, where BVB legend Roman Weidenfeller was also present.


UE students and those who want to be can look forward to the following:


- Exclusive guest lectures with BVB staff*.

- BVB legends at UE events, including autograph sessions.

- Raffles for BVB home match tickets


The highlight of the partnership is a BVB scholarship that covers 100% of the tuition fees.


"I am delighted that the University of Europe for Applied Sciences is the first official university partner of one of the most prestigious German football clubs in the world. This cooperation with BVB opens up many possibilities and ideas for our future collaboration. Not only does it make new degree programmes, scholarships and internships possible, it also holds out the prospect of exciting guest lectures and projects. I am sure that our current and future students at all our campuses will benefit from this partnership with BVB and learn a lot," says Professor Thomas Rieger, Director of Sport & Event Management at UE about the university partnership.



Open call - Magnum Photos workshop for UE students


UE is proud to announce its new partnership with Magnum Photos.


Interested students submit a portfolio and a letter of motivation. 20 students will be selected by a jury consisting of professors Nina Röder, Heike Ollertz and Michael Danner and assigned to Magnum photographers. 


Who is eligible to participate?

Current students and graduates of our BA and MA Photography programmes from Berlin and Hamburg. The 2-day workshop will take place on 1-2 September 2022 at our Berlin campus. As well as on 3 September for the Berlin Photo Week Festival, which features talks and book signings by Magnum photographers. The workshop and festival pass is free and the language of instruction is English. 


Open Call

Submit the following as one PDF document in the designated MS Teams folder „MAGNUM2022“ by 14 August 2022. Alumni without access to MS Teams send their application to 

  • 1 or 2 related photo series, each series max. 10 images with title and a short description 
  • A short motivation letter, max. 1,000 characters, explaining why you are interested in the workshops at MAGNUM and what you hope to gain from the experience 
  • First choice of Magnum photographer 


UE now an official partner of the Young Roosters Iserlohn


UE is pleased to be working with the Young Roosters to promote young sports talents.

"A partnership with the Young Roosters is long overdue, because in the immediate vicinity of our campus we can now exchange ideas in many ways. For example, students of the Sports and Event Management degree programme will do internships with the Roosters in the future and immerse themselves in the world of club management in many areas. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation", says Prof. Dr. Thomas Rieger, Head of the Sports programme and Senior Expert for Sport & Health at the UE Iserlohn Campus.





How do you develop innovation based on design and strategy concepts?


Here you can find the interview about 'Behavioral Design'.

Read the latest interview with our Prof. Johannes Kiessler Behavioral Design. In collaboration with Designbote, our partner and infopool for creatives, design, advertising, product development and production.







Why should you study e-sport?


Read all about the digital world of sports and why the business is so future-oriented.

In the current interview in the Handelsblatt, a German newspaper, our professors Prof. Dr. Thomas Rieger, Sport & Event Management BSc, and Prof. Csongor Baranyai, Game Design BA report in the special edition gaming & e-sports about the prospects of the professional field and why the e-sports specialization at UE, new in the portfolio from summer semester 2022, brings advantages not only for those interested in sports but also for game designers.






Digital exhibition of our Art & Design graduates 'Turn the Tide'.


We will show you this year's graduation projects from our locations in Berlin, Hamburg and the UE Innovation Hub.

Our Art & Design Department invites you to the digital exhibition 'Turn the Tide' from Berlin on Friday, 28.01.2022 and the Hamburg campus on Friday, 04.02.2022. Friends of art and design are cordially invited to explore the final theses of our Bachelor and Master graduates from Berlin, the Innovation Hub and Hamburg, digitally.

* as far as the legal requirements allow it at that time. We ask for your understanding.


UE Germany among TOP 5 providers of dual study programmes


UE convinced in national comparison for further education offers

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) stands for excellent teaching. The high quality of our practice-oriented dual study programmes has now been officially recognised with the STERN badge as "Best Dual Study Provider". 


Exclusive Cooperation with Royal College of Art London in UE study programmes


UE offers the exclusive opportunity for new students to work with the Royal College of Art London.

Starting with the winter semester 2021 the University of Europe for Applied Sciences offers the unique opportunity for master students of Innovation Design, Visual and Experience Design as well as New Media Design to participate in a cooperation with the Royal College of Art London (RCA). In this exclusive program students will be guided by experienced tutors of the RCA. This course will strengthen the students skills in dealing with AI-based services and products and help implement innovative ideas to revolutionize the market.



Industry Badges and Certificates included in UE study programmes


New badge and certification courses from some of the greatest businesses in the world now available as part of the UE education

Graduates need a competitive edge to boost their employability, especially in the future job market. To push you ahead of the competition, The University of Europe for Applied Sciences has partnered with leading business and tech giants such as IBM, AWS Amazon Web Services (AWS), Facebook, Tableau and HubSpot, to incorporate their latest technology and expertise into your degree. The certificates embody our focus on combining creative, entrepreneurial and digital thinking, through an international lens.

We have hand-picked five new badge and certification courses from some of the greatest businesses in the world, which can be studied alongside your degree at UE – free of charge. These certificates will help to improve your digital skills and better prepare you for a successful career.

These certificates will run alongside and complement your main degree. You can choose to study one or more of the certificates (though 3-5 would be most beneficial). The courses are accessible to both new and existing students and you will have the flexibility to begin anytime and study them online. You can find more information on our Career Centre page.


Virtual Bachelor exhibition: CONNECTING WORLDS


Collect—move—discover—view—open—notice—come into a dialogue—be part of—interact—connect worlds

On the following site,, around 62 bachelor theses from the summer semester will be presented, from both the Berlin and Hamburg campuses of the Faculty of Art & Design.

After years of intensive study together, the graduates are treading new paths in life that have not been trodden before. Thus, in the summer of 2021, the virtual exhibition platform visualises this transformation of life paths from studying to work, or to the start of academic careers, or to amazing excursions – the exhibition connects these different paths. 

Coming Soon: UE Innovation Hub


We are thrilled to announce that we are opening our first UE Innovation Hub – just 25 minutes away from Berlin‘s city centre!

The courses that will be offered at the UE Innovation Hub have been created to combine the latest tools and technologies with creative design solutions. The aim is to provide our students with a unique skillset that will give them an advantage in the international, competitive job market.

Applications will be open for the winter semester 2021.

UE launches European Experience study programmes


Join our unique European Experience Programme - explore Europe and get your German degree now!

Get to know the European culture in Paris - one of Europe's most beautiful cities -  and finish your degree in Germany, one of the world's strongest economies.

This year, all students will have the opportunity to experience studying abroad as part of our international mission here at the University of Europe.

For more information visit out European Experience hub page.


Information and updates: Coronavirus


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Applications for new bridging loans for our students must now be submitted to the Studentenwerk Potsdam, starting in November and ending in March. Applications are open to both German students and those from abroad who are enrolled at state and state-recognised higher education institutions in Germany. Depending on proven need, students can receive between 100 and 500 euros as non-repayable grants.

BAföG-Entitled Students can receive BAföG for one more Semester.


Global University Systems received the award for ‘Private Education Group of the Year’


At the Education Investor Awards 2019 in London

One of the biggest and most prestigious education industry awards ceremonies - Global University Systems (which we are a part of) received the award for ‘Private Education Group of the Year’ from Education Investor magazine.

This makes us very happy and is a recognition of our policy of putting students at the centre of everything we do - throughout our group.





64 impressive student works of 8 study programmes from 2 campuses have now been published.

On the occasion of the 21st Bachelors’ and Masters’ exhibition, this magazine is the second cross-campus archive documenting all final projects of our graduating classes.

For the purpose of a contemporary understanding of arts, design and research, our contributors reflect on the theme CO-CREATIVITY – ZEITGEIST – COMMUNICATION.


ALMA DEL BANCO AWARD goes to Marianne Kjeldsen


The winner is the young photographer Marianne Kjeldsen

This year, the Alma del Banco award for the best thesis was awarded at campus Hamburg as part of the BA exhibition and awarding of certificates for the very first time. The winner is the young photographer Marianne Kjeldsen who convinced the jury with her photographic work and installation "Flaschengeist".


U-Multirank 2018: we are in the top 10


We are ranked as one of the top 10 universities in business administration!

The University of Applied Sciences Europe has been ranked by U-Multirank as one of the top ten performers in the Business Studies category in universities in Germany in 2018!

Receiving the U-Multirank once before in 2016, todays Business and Leadership faculty - formerly BiTS - was awarded as one of the 25 best Universities with an international orientation.


The BBC Visits the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin


Journalism students meet BBC Foreign Correspondent Jenny Hill

The career of a Foreign Correspondent is exciting and full of variety. You travel from one country to the next and report on events in foreign countries. It’s a dream job for many Journalism and Business Communication students. At the recent lecture on “Being a Foreign Correspondent,” they had the great opportunity to speak with Jenny Hill from the BBC and to learn all about this career path and lifestyle.


University of Applied Sciences Europe Career Portal: JobTeaser


Our university has a new career portal for students: JobTeaser

JobTeaser combines job and internship offers with company profiles and simplifies individual career advisement.
​For example, with a click you can quickly book an advising appointment or apply to a company directly.

The new career platform simplifies the job search and is already waiting for you! Numerous events, tips, resources, internships and job offers are waiting for you in your Career Center.



University of Art & Design presents award-winning artworks in the study field of Photography (B.A.)

In the current issue of FNDER - Photography Magazine #3 BTK - University of Art & Design presents award-winning artworks in the study field of Photography (B.A.).

Amongst the presented pieces there are applied as well as fine art positions from the genres of portray, fashion, documentary and product photography. Andrej Glusgold shows fnder - MAGAZINE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY #4.

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