Hochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD for short) was founded on 1 August 1971 by combining several renowned regional educational institutions.
The university curriculum is strongly concentrated on certain fields: HSD offers teaching and research in the interdisciplinary areas of design, technology, the social sector and business studies.
The emphasis is put on architecture, design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and process engineering, media, social and cultural sciences and business studies. All degrees which can be obtained at HSD are Bachelor or Master degrees.
The educational and research emphasis at HSD has a strong practical and interdisciplinary approach. The university guarantees that course contents are connected to practical work necessities since they are based on extensive professional experiences in commerce, industry and research of all our professors and lecturers. Thus, practical courses are indeed an integral component of the university's study programmes.
In addition, HSD has contact with companies and institutions that offer internships and part-time jobs in Germany and abroad, particularly in engineering, social and cultural sciences and business studies. Mentors supervise students before, during and after the internships.
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No matter if you are coming to HSD as a degree-seeking or an exchange student: Here is the right place to find detailed information on admission requirements, application processes as well as on HSD student life and the city of Düsseldorf. The International Office is your contact partner.
For international students, who are already enrolled at HSD, the International Office offers various events and support to help organise and master the studies successfully. Our Mentor-Programme for example supports you especially at the beginning of your studies at HSD by offering orientation and contacts to other students.
We are very pleased that you have decided to spend a semester or an academic year at our University! Before your stay can really begin, you need first of all to find accommodation here in Düsseldorf. This is not always easy for exchange students.
Campus IT is a central HSD facility set up in 2010. It delivers internet access for all members of the University, looks after the central servers and applications and its “Service Desk” is on hand to help with any IT-related questions.
Campus IT provides all students at HSD with basic email and internet services.
The bustling, modern city of Düsseldorf has around 600,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the German federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia. There are, however, many serene green spaces in the city and in particular parks that run alongside the river Rhine where it is easy to find little spots of quietness and relaxation away from the hub of the central districts.
Due to its proximity to one of the most populous regions in Germany, the Ruhr area, not far from the border to the Netherlands and Belgium and in immediate proximity to Cologne, Düsseldorf can justifiedly be said to be located in a very strategic location within Europe.
This makes the city also an ideal place both to work and to live.
The Students’ Union (AStA - Allgemeiner StudentInnenausschuss) is the executive organ of the entire student body and of the resolutions passed by the Student Parliament and (qua its own political self-conception) of the General Assembly .
It represents HSD’s students within the University (e.g. towards the President’s Office and university administration) and extramurally (e.g. towards other student bodies, the regional government and the general public).
It controls - in the framework of the household budget and respective resolutions at higher level - the finances of the student body.
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