The Esslingen University of Applied Sciences provides academic training and education in the fields of technology, economics and the social sciences.
Excellent teaching, combined with high practical relevance, has a high priority at Esslingen. The University of Applied Sciences is also strong on applied research and, thanks to its doctoral programs, is able to offer graduates an extended scientific career.
It is no wonder, then, that Esslingen is consistently to be found among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany in numerous national ranking tables.
At Esslingen University, around 6,200 students are enrolled on 24 Bachelor’s and 13 Master’s degree programmes. They enjoy the use of over 50 modern laboratories at the University’s three campuses – the city centre and hilltop campuses in Esslingen and the Goeppingen campus.
Contacts to industry have traditionally always been very close, as the University is situated in one of the economically strongest regions of Germany. Its partners include large international concerns as well as regionally based medium-sized companies. Thanks to a large number of interdisciplinary projects – especially with companies – technical and social developments can be very quickly responded to.
Esslingen University’s campus is international. There are exchange programs with 70 partner universities throughout the world. Every year, around 900 international students come to Esslingen or Goeppingen.
For a number of years, the Institute of Advanced Training has offered degree programs, courses and seminars which can be attended parallel to work; this ensures qualified further training and education opportunities.
The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Esslingen University offers a seven-semester biotechnology bachelor’s course, including a practical course in an industrial company. It confers basic chemical and physical knowledge and a well-founded theoretical and practical training in the areas of biochemical engineering, molecular, micro- and cell biology, biochemistry, analytics and diagnostics, quality assurance and project management. Compulsory optional subjects focus on bioprocess and systems engineering and molecular biotechnology.
The "Chemical Engineering/Colour and Coatings" bachelor’s course has a technical and scientific orientation and focuses on chemistry, varnish technology, coating technology, corrosion and building protection as well as on environmental protection.