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Universität Witten Herdecke

Education is much more than training for the job. In addition to subject-related expertise and skills, we also convey methods and strategies which enable our students for the rest of their lives to cope with complex and permanently changing demands of the modern knowledge society, either as generalists with specialization competences or as specialists with a broad general basis of knowledge. In line with the Witten didactics, student education is problem oriented, state-of-the-art and close to practice. Personal growth is another of our core objectives.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)

About

History

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) was founded and state recognized in 1983 and ever since has been a pioneer among Germany’s higher education institutions. Over a period of 30 years, we introduced significant innovations in research and teaching. As a model university we stand for dynamic reforms of the traditional alma mater and the pursuit of a humanistic educational concept .

Education

Education is much more than training for the job. In addition to subject-related expertise and skills, we also convey methods and strategies which enable our students for the rest of their lives to cope with complex and permanently changing demands of the modern knowledge society, either as generalists with specialization competences or as specialists with a broad general basis of knowledge. In line with the Witten didactics, student education is problem oriented, state-of-the-art and close to practice. Personal growth is another of our core objectives.

Research

The department of research funding and (EU) third-party financing provides professional advice and practical support to researchers at Witten/Herdecke University in the acquisition and management of funding for their research projects. A full range of services is available: information on current calls from national and international organizations promoting research, individual counseling on project proposals, support in the formal application for funding and negotiation of contracts.

Career

Career Services connect students, the business community, and alumni.

We facilitate access to numerous business companies, not only via the ‘marriage market’ but also through other formats and our comprehensive network of contacts.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
1240 -31
2018
1209
2017
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Medical services

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Services Research at Witten/Herdecke University (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Versorgungsforschung IZVF) is active in the academic and organisational coordination of health services or outcomes research. The concept of the centre is interdisciplinary and is supported by all UW/H faculties.

Student Life

Campus life

From S-Bahn station (suburban railway) Bochum-Langendreer 5 minutes, from S-Bahn station Witten-Annen Nord 5 minutes, from Witten central station 10 minutes, from Bochum central station 15 minutes, from Dortmund central station 20 minutes, from Dortmund-Wickede Airport 30 minutes.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. I was empowered at Witten Herdecke University.

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