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We are different

Germany’s first private university was founded in 1983 and has been a pioneer in higher education ever since. We feel committed to Humboldt’s educational ideals and perceive ourselves as an entrepreneurial university with an integrative approach to research, teaching and practical application. Studies at Witten/Herdecke University are different. We offer small groups with intensive support and guidance; our focus is on the acquisition of subject expertise and methodological skills as well as socio-cultural competences.

Students are encouraged to think in wider contexts and accept social responsibility beyond the scope of a chosen discipline. Fundamental studies, as a core element of identity and the interdisciplinary heart of Witten/Herdecke University, support out-of-the-box thinking. Student education at UW/H is always close to practice and has a strong commitment to value orientation and personal growth.

Why Witten?

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Philosophy and Culture

Jannis Keuerleben is a student of philosophy and culture at Witten/Herdecke University. Here he explores the theory and practice of organizations and political and cultural contexts; in addition he is personally involved in the institutional dynamics of the university – a valuable experience.

Applicants Philosophy and Culture

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Management and Economics

Oliver Skopec created the web portal “schülerVZ”; today he studies management and economics at Witten/Herdecke University. Why Witten? “I believe that here I get a sound education in economics.”

Applicants Management and Economics

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Florian Kollewijn was among the first to register for the degree programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He worked on interdisciplinary concepts of social utopias as team projects, organized the “oikos winter School 2011” as a training ground for prospective social entrepreneurs, and has accepted responsibility for socially acceptable tuition payments as a board member of the StudierendenGesellschaft.

Applicants Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Nursing Science

Bianka Fuchs started with the Master programme at the School of Nursing Science in the summer of 2010. In her second semester she was involved in a research project on high-caloric nutrition on a part-time basis. Her plan is to graduate with a Master of Science in the summer of 2012.

Applicants Nursing Science

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Daniel Beckmann started with the medical curriculum in 2010. In 2011 he co-organized a Teddy Clinic at Witten/Herdecke University. He heads the student body representing UW/H students of medicine, psychology and nursing science. He expects to graduate in 2016.

Applicants Medicine

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Dental Medicine

Sarah Pütz started her studies of dental medicine at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health, in the winter of 2009/2010. She hopes to graduate in 2014 and plans to continue her studies with training in oral surgery.

Applicants Dental Medicine

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