Universität Witten Herdecke

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. 

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)



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 .


We have been educatingstudents in humanities/arts,management and economics, psychology, nursing science,medicine and dentistry formore than 30 years.


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.

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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.

Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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