Nürtingen-Geislingen University

Our Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU), situated on the outskirts of Stuttgart region in proximity to the scenic landscape of the Swabian Alb, has developed over the past decades to a remarkable University of Applied Sciences.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Nuertingen-Geislingen University can look back on almost half a century of proud tradition. Founded in 1949 as a College of Agricultural Engineering, it was converted into a University of Applied Sciences in 1972 and later got its current name "Nuertingen-Geislingen University (NGU)".


Today, the degree programs have been greatly enhanced by the strong core competencies in business, economics and environmental studies prevalent at the university.

Nuertingen-Geislingen University offers a number of innovative bachelor and master degree programs at its campuses in Nuertingen and Geislingen. The programs gained outstanding recognition in various German university rankings.


Applied research for sustainability of social e development - this is the principle of Nürtingen-Geislingen University (NGU). On the research map of the German Rectors´Conference,  NGU is included with two research priorities:

  • Applied Agricultural Research, Landscape Development, Environmental Planning and Nature Conservation: IAAF, ILU
  • Sustainable Management in the energy, automotive and real estate industries: ISR, IFA, ISI, IfnI

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Housing services

In Geislingen, there are 6 student residences.  The 4 buildings in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße are very close to the University. Exchange students normally live there. The 2 other buildings are down-town Geislingen but still within walking distance.

ICT services

We provide all central Information Technology services for University students and staff. The basis for using email and other computer-based services in the University is your computer account (also known as your email account), for which the University provides you with a username and password. This gives you access to email, central filespace, and a wide range of information and services.

Student Life

Campus life

Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU) is located with major campuses in the two cities of Nuertingen and Geislingen near the "Autobahn" connecting Stuttgart and Munich. 

The cities of Nuertingen and Geislingen are located about 40 kilometers apart from each other between Stuttgart, the capital of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg to the northwest and Ulm to the southeast. 


On November 13, 2013, the Accreditation Commission of AQAS granted system accreditation to NGU and awarded the seal of the Accreditation Council. Nationwide, NGU is the 15th university to be system accredited, in Baden-Württemberg NGU is ranked 4th.

Student Reviews

high quality course with many specializations
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The course offers high quality and varied content. Right from the start, you get many different insights into business administration and later on your studies you have a wide range of exciting specialization options. However, it also requires a lot of self-organization and commitment.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars


Provided by ESN rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not a big University and therefore not much going on. Teaching stuff is very friendly and the courses are somewhat difficult.

Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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