Pforzheim University with its three schools - the School of Design, the School of Engineering and the Business School - enjoys a first-class reputation. The schools combine creativity with business education and technical precision. This combination also makes the university an attractive science and research partner for the regional and national economy. With around 6,200 students, Pforzheim University - founded in 1877 - is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
The qualifications and practical experience of the teaching staff on the one hand and intensive cooperation with successful companies on the other lay the foundation for the university's outstanding position in the rankings. Pforzheim University offers 28 bachelor's and 19 master's degree programs in the schools of Design, Engineering, and Business and Law. It enjoys a high level of acceptance in research and teaching, which also results from the good supervision ratio. Around 480 professors and lecturers ensure that students feel they are in good hands in Pforzheim right from the start.
The close connection between theory and practice develops positive synergy effects that result in numerous projects and research approaches for industry and business. The Institute for Applied Research, numerous Steinbeis Transfer Centers or the Jewelry Technology Institute are just a few successful examples of this.
The university cooperates with more than 100 partner universities worldwide, is involved in international networks and attaches great importance to business and corporate ethics. The university was one of the first in the world to commit to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiated by the UN.
Leading through a change of perspective
What is the vision that drives us? What is our mission statement and how do we realize our goals for our students, our partners in business and society in the future? What self-image do we live? On our German pages you will find answers to these questions and all important information about the new strategy of Pforzheim University.