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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Angela Merkel on UW/H:
"Germany’s oldest private university has been addressing a topic of much economic and social significance for now ten years, and with impressive success."
The German Chancellor sent a word of greeting to the 10th Congress for Family Businesses.