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Short profile

Short profile

Witten/Herdecke University aims to test new forms of teaching and learning, to develop innovative degree courses and research approaches, and to break new ground in organizing higher education. We see this as our mission in society.

Mission statement

Mission statement

In educational concepts and pursuance of social objectives, Witten/Herdecke University adheres to the following mission statement: encourage freedom, strive for truth, and promote social responsibility.

UW/H: Entrepreneurial spirit

UW/H: Entrepreneurial spirit

The decision to apply for a place at UW/H implies a well-considered decision against state universities. Applicants submit their documents, pass selection procedures and are willing to invest the equivalent of a middle-class car into their education. Tuition fees are UW/H students’ contribution to the successful operation of their university.

Short version: UW/H in five minutes

Short version: UW/H in five minutes

Germany’s first private university was founded in Witten in 1983. We feel committed to Humboldt’s educational ideas and interpret them in new ways. Our focus is on the individual student, the development of his or her personal preferences and potentials.

Im Video

Im Video

Sehen Sie hier die Vorstellungen der Fakultäten oder Interviews von Studierenden und Professoren im Video.

Photos

Photos

Here you find photos of Witten/Herdecke University, impressions of events, campus life and the main university building.

Im Podcast

Im Podcast

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist eine gGmbH. Doch was bedeutet das kleine "g" vor der GmbH? Das DKG-Podcast-Projekt von Martin Rützler geht dieser Frage nach.

Media reports

Media reports

Here you find a selection of media reports on Witten/Herdecke University and a review of recent years.

In retrospect

In retrospect

History of Witten/Herdecke University:
A chronicle of events from the early 1980s until today

In Publikationen

In Publikationen

Vom Newsletter über die Universitätszeitung bis zum Tätigkeitsbericht finden Sie hier alle wichtigen Publikationen zur Universität Witten/Herdecke zum Herunterladen.

Witten/Herdecke University turns 30

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