Companies in the Region

Pforzheim is located between the cities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe in the state of Baden- Württemberg, Germany, one of Europe’s most innovative and globalized regions. Many internationally renowned companies such as Daimler, Porsche, Bosch, SAP as well as powerful small and medium-sized enterprises have their headquarters in this Southern German region.

As a university with an applied mandate, Pforzheim University delivers business competence, not just theory.  Our professors do not only hold doctorate or master degrees - they have worked for at least three years in the industry. Our teaching is based on research as well as on professional experience.

Speaking of teaching:  No teaching without practice - we use the potential offered by the companies in our region for the benefit of both students and companies.


Practical orientation as an integral part of our curricula

  • Well over 1000 students of Pforzheim University spend one semester in a company every year. All of these mandatory internships are supervised by the university and are an essential part of the curriculum.
  • More than 50% of our students write their mandatory final thesis in cooperation with a company.
  • More and more international exchange students add an internship (mininum of 100 working days) to their study abroad period in Germany. Our Career Center will provide interested candidates with further information and support about how to find an internship. Students in Germany typically have to find an internship independently.


Companies on Campus

Over 80 companies are actively recruiting on Campus every semester - organized by our student initiative Campus X in cooperation with our University’s Alumni Club.