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The dual studies are designed according to the actual requirements of the job market and the companies or social institutions and guarantee a unique combination of theory and practice. Today, the DHBW formerly called Berufsakademie Baden-Württemberg, is a nationally and internationally approved and accredited university with an exceptionally high level of quality, which also shows in the large number of graduates, namely 80 percent, who are taken on by their training companies after graduation. At its nine locations and three campuses, DHBW, in cooperation with more than 9,000 selected companies, offers a variety of national and internationally recognized bachelor courses in the fields of business, technology and social work. According to the motto "with theory and practice to success", the dual study concept combines theoretical learning at a university with practical experience in a company.
With around 8,000 students, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is among the largest universities in the Stuttgart and Upper Neckar regions. In cooperation with about 2,500 carefully selected companies and social institutions, the dual partners, the Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work offer more than 40 nationally and internationally approved Bachelor courses. Their most important feature is that students regularly switch between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at the dual training partner. Since autumn 2011, DHBW Stuttgart additionally offers practice-integrated further education extending beyond the Bachelor degree with its dual Master programmes at all its schools.
At the DHBW Ravensburg, 3,700 young people are currently studying in the fields of economics and technology. The University is divided into the Campus Ravensburg and the Campus Friedrichshafen. It teaches 20 courses of economics and 15 courses of engineering. The DHBW Ravensburg is firmly anchored in the Lake Constance-Oberschwaben region and is geared towards the needs of the region and the neighboring counties.
The South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences has sites in Hagen, Iserlohn, Lüdenscheid, Meschede and Soest. With over 14 000 students, we are one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in North Rhine Westphalia. But there is still a family atmosphere among students at the individual sites. The secrets of our success are small classes and personal support. Excellent resources and modern, future-oriented study and research focuses make this the perfect place to start a successful professional career.
We produce qualified experts and managers in the fields of agricultural science, business management, early years education, engineering, information technology and natural sciences. Our range of courses, some of which are also international, is tailored to cater for both full-time students and those in employment and can also accommodate those wishing to combine vocational training with studies.
Our research and development work is consistently practical and application-oriented. We use a close network of cooperation partners in business, associations and institutions.
Teaching and research, practice orientation, further education and internationality characterise the efficiency of the Hochschule Hannover (HsH), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. With roundabout 7.000 students the HsH is the second largest university in Hanover, the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony. Institutionalised in 1971 from various educational precursors - the oldest dating back to the year 1791 - the HsH offers a particularly wide range of subjects in five faculties.
The Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is the most northern university in Germany. Approximately 3,000 students have made the university to one of the most successful universities for civil engineering and economy. A university ranking of the Berlin based opinion research institute "tendence" of December 2005 verifies this positive development. According to a nationwide survey of 15,000 students at 52 German universities the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg takes a top position as far as the quality of professors and lecturers as well as counselling and support are concerned.
Innovative degree programmes such as Biotechnology-Process Engineering and Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering (CAME) or International Professional Communication verify the nationally and internationally good reputation of the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. Due to numerous activities in the range of technology and know-how transfer various special-emphasise fields have emerged: The centre for mobile communication, the hospital management field or the energy and environment management.
The Flensburg University of Applied Sciences has concluded cooperation contracts with approximately 60 universities world wide. Nearly all programmes are accredited for the new, internationally recognised Bachelor and Master Degrees. So, the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences offers a modern tertiary education in accordance with practical needs.
Technical communication in the UAS Mittelhessen - that is concentrated competence in informatics, media informatics and technical documentation based on site. Gießen has a long tradition of media production studies. Via the technical education the UAS Mittelhessen ensures a headstart in terms of knowledge in the fields of new media, internet-tv, social learning, distribution of information and completes it with technical communication.
The UAS Gießen-Friedberg uses the latest technology. At both locations new premises ensure the realisation of the standards of media education. As you may expect, television, photo and recording studios are a part of the training facilities as well as cross-linked editorial systems or mobile recording units.
Technics are not self-explanatory. For this, there is the occupational field of technical editing. The advanced master studies "Technical Editing And Multi-Media Based Documentation" impart knowledge of the generation of modern information products. The UAS qualifies specialists combining technics and didactics, media and content, text, sound and vision. Specialists for technical communication - acting as mediators between developers and users, they always strive for the maximisation of simplicity, usability and clarity.
Besides the basic studies of journalistic text production the students plan and create multi-media based information systems, work with an XML editing system (TIM-RS) and process sound and image information to reflect target group needs. The training mainly takes place in the frame of projects related to documentation management and editing systems, editorial processes and multi-media based applications.
Begin of studies starting summer or winter term. The regular period of study is four semesters, part-time study is possible.
In the University of Karlsruhe technical writing has been a degree course since 1997. Besides linguistic basics and the "classic" generation of documentations, core of the bachelor studies "Technical Writing" at the faculty of economics are especially contents related to media design and information technology. For this purpose students are working with the latest software of practical relevance such as editing systems, DTP and XML tools.
The Master studies "Technical Writing" scientifically enhance the knowledge of methods of the global management of technical information. Their knowledge shall enable the future specialists and executive staff of the technical editing office to take charge of important conceptual tasks and positions in the internal and external information management.
The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. With eight Schools at three different locations (Winterthur, Wädenswil and Zurich), it offers a total of 46 degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. In the academic year 2016/17, about 11,500 students were enrolled at the ZHAW.
The School of Applied Linguistics in Winterthur is the only dedicated linguistics school in a Swiss university of applied sciences. It deals with key issues in language, communication and media with the aim of furthering the benefit business and society can derive from applied linguistics. Students on the BA in Applied Languages, BA in Communication and MA in Applied Linguistics train to become specialised communicators who apply their knowledge of language and languages in a professional environment.
Students on the BA in Applied Linguistics choose one of three specialisations: multilingual communication, multimodal communication or technical communication. The specialisation in technical communication focuses on facilitating communication between technology and humans. Students learn how to present complex technical content in a comprehensible and user-friendly manner and how to prepare and manage information for different target groups and different media.