The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) - in Iserlohn, Berlin, Hamburg and on our new UE Innovation Hub - educates the designers and decision-makers of tomorrow in the fields of Business, Sports, Media and Event and Art & Design. It came into existence in 2017 after the merge of BTK University of Art & Design and BiTS University of Business, Sports, Media & Event.
The university promotes the future-oriented development of skills and interdisciplinary teaching formats in step with actual practice and according to the highest international standards. Through the interaction between creative, entrepreneurial and digital thinking, as well as an international perspective, the various fields of study mutually enrich each other and offer new approaches in teaching and research tailored to the requirements of Job Market 4.0.
Our Vision and Mission
At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) we are committed to providing our graduates with lasting and successful studies and training for job in the digital age. As a state-accredited university of applied sciences under private ownership, we promote especially independent entrepreneurial-creative thinking and acting. We provide the relevant specialist, decision-making and social skills through modern pedagogical concepts in flexible study programmes. As a cosmopolitan, European university, we cultivate both local and global perspectives and actively promote the international mobility of our students.
We pursue respectful interpersonal relationships that motivate our students and employees to contribute to the shaping and further development of the university and each individual. At each campus we cultivate a personal atmosphere by individually addressing and actively accompanying the unique strengths, life situations and development paths of our students.
These goals are pursued and met by a professorship which itself is scientifically and practically active and is fully acquainted with the current challenges in its field of expertise. Here you can find our lecturers and employees of the study courses in Business, Sports, Media & Events and Art & Design.
We execute our educational mission with equal responsibility towards both the professional and social requirements demanded of us. Ultimately, our university sees itself as an inviting platform for imparting knowledge and research in the process of guiding our students to become independent, responsible and successful personalities.
Part of the largest university network
The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is member of Global University Systems and opens up unlimited career opportunities to its students by awarding a degree with an international reputation.
Studying more connected than ever
You complete a globally oriented programme that offers far more than a semester abroad or a foreign language courses. On your campus in Germany you are globally connected from day one, be it through international projects, innovative digital learning formats (for example cross-border lectures) or by directly interacting with your international fellow students from over 90 countries on our four campuses. In addition, our lecturers have access to the newest teaching content and research from our university network, thus keeping you up to date in your chosen field.
A personal, practice-oriented environment
During your studies, you continue to enjoy the merits of our well-established, informal study environment: small classes and experienced lecturers with many years of expertise help you to achieve optimal learning success. You gain valuable practical experience through the many projects with our partners from the worlds of business, media, politics, NGOs, the arts and culture.
The consistent combination of international theoretical requirements and practical implementation promotes professional curiosity and provides orientation in the development of a unique profile. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary cooperation of our various departments offers students significant added value.
The new way to study - international environment, creativity, digital thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit united
We break the traditional academic mold and offer a practice-oriented degree that supports you individual development. You gain skills that are in urgent need and which will prepare you for job market and above in the most natural way. Further in one academic programme, our students will be prepared to successfully establish themselves in the digital job market of the future and to reach their personal and professional goals - anywhere in the world. No matter whether you are interested in Management and Entrepreneurship or Design and Art, use the interdisciplinary exchange and let the campus inspire you!
Your talent counts - we support your career
With our Professional Competence Certificate (PCC) and project-based programmes we promote key skills such as entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, leadership skills, teamwork, social responsibility, and communication, which have been identified as important in collaboration with successful companies worldwide. The PCC gives you the graduate the opportunity to present your development and extracurricular accomplishments in a compact format and to emphasize your professional qualities in applications.
In addition, we promote the development of individual personality: Students are encouraged to realize projects on their own initiative in student initiatives or to engage in extracurricular activities. They are awarded a special certificate in addition to their degree, which describes their development in core skills. This is yet another opportunity for students and graduates to differentiate themselves from other applicants in their job search.
Recognized excellence at our university
We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as dual Bachelor’s degrees. The university is accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities and the programmes are accredited by FIBAA and the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZevA). U-Multirank has also recognized us as a global leader in international orientation and ranked us as one of the TOP 10 universities in business studies.