Welcome from the Rector
Welcome to Nuertingen-Geislingen University!
Dear student or prospective student,
Dear colleague from the academic community,
Dear friend and supporter,
I sincerely welcome you to Nuertingen-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.
Founded in 1949 as a College for Agricultural Engineering, HfWU became a public University of Applied Sciences in 1972 and offers academic education to more than 5000 students today. Our main teaching and research focus lies on subject areas within the range of Business & Economics as well as Agriculture & Landscape Planning. In the combination of these subject areas we intensely pursue the inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching of economic, ecological and societal aspects of Sustainable Development.
Nuertingen is located within the greater Stuttgart area, the capital of the State Baden-Wuerttemberg in one of the strongest economic regions in Germany and Europe. Therefore, we maintain excellent contacts with world-leading companies in Southern Germany such as Porsche, Mercedes and BayWa Group. As a University of Applied Sciences we pursue a hands-on approach and attach great importance to the applicability of research findings and academic knowledge. This is why all our study programs – Bachelor’s and Master’s – comprise a compulsory practical term or training in cooperation with actors from economy or civil society.
With HfWU being part of an international academic community, our students and researchers contribute to – and benefit from – a worldwide exchange of experience and expertise. We value our good contacts to over 80 partner universities worldwide. International students, staff and researchers are always welcome at our Nuertingen-Geislingen University!
On this website you will find further information about our university. We hope it allows you to gain a good insight in our university's teaching and research activities and life on campus. We would be delighted to welcome you in person at our university in the near future!
Prof. Dr. Andreas Frey