- In Mannheim since 1974
- Intensive courses with 210 ECTS credits
- Cooperative State University since 2009
The original in dual studies
The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is not only the largest university in the state, but also the oldest and most experienced point of contact for career-integrated study programmes in Germany. With over 6,000 students, around 2,000 partner companies and more than 45 specialist courses, the Cooperative State University in Mannheim is DHBW's second largest location.
Alternating theory and practice: a career-integrated course of study at the DHBW Mannheim combines academic university studies with professional experience. An extensive bachelor's programme in the schools of engineering, business and health accredited by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) offers prospective students numerous possibilities for using the career-integrated study concept to achieve their career aspirations – including excellent prospects for the future. After all, technically competent junior staff with initial work experience can join the company immediately on graduation and are in great demand on the job market.
Together with its corporate partners, DHBW Mannheim provides students on a bachelor's degree course with training for responsible roles in business and industry. Companies from all over Germany send young skilled workers and managers to our university for this purpose. The lively cooperation and exchange which we enjoy means that the companies bring current market requirements directly into the lecture halls. Furthermore, ongoing exchange with other DHBW locations and continuous evaluation ensure consistent teaching quality and young talent for the future.
Our productive university life is also characterised by a dynamic project culture and innovative research activities. Students, lecturers and companies work together to find solutions to academic questions. Centres of expertise and a comprehensively equipped laboratory complex offer a modern framework in which to achieve this.