Welcome to Witten! For centuries, the Ruhr basin, where Witten/Herdecke is situated, has been a meeting point and melting pot of cultures and people from various international backgrounds. Originally, it was the industrial revolution and the golden age of coal and steel production and trade that attracted people from all over Europe and the world to come to the Ruhr basin. Nowadays, the Ruhr metropolitan area with one of the highest densities of universities, research institutes and cultural institutions in Europe is the driving force of internationalisation. Witten/Herdecke is proud to play its part in this recent development of the international tradition.
Crossing borders has been a crucial part of the Witten DNA since its foundation: crossing the borders of academic disciplines, but also actual state borders through a permanently increasing network of partner universities, research co-operations, student and faculty exchange. On the following pages you will find all relevant information for degree seeking students, visiting and non-degree seeking students, research co-operations and (potential) partner universities.
Witten/Herdecke University has signed the "National Code of Conduct on Foreign Students at German Higher Education Institutions", ensuring students from abroad receive the support and advice needed when studying in Germany.
Knowledge and competence being reflected in practice and developed further. Enough freedom for students to develop their own personality. Values combining curiosity, dedication and humanity. This is what UW/H has always been standing for.
Our students are free to organize their curriculum. We explicitly encourage them to set their own priorities in terms of content and to gain intensive practical experience. Moreover, UW/H offers ample scope for testing one’s skills and abilities and for progressing in other fields of study as well.
The question of truth goes beyond the question of feasibility. UW/H encourages students to gather and reflect personal experiences, to methodically change perspectives and to enter into open interdisciplinary discourse. Such refined discernment allows dedication to become effective.
It is our objective to educate professionally and personally competent graduates being able and willing to assume social responsibility – long before graduating. About 50 student initiatives at UW/H show that Witten works.