Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Bochum University of Applied Sciences is a university for engineering and business management. With its headquarters located in Europe’s densest university landscape, the Ruhr, it is anchored in its region and at the same time internationally oriented. With just over 8,200 students (Nov. 2020), the university is of medium size, and the atmosphere is far more personal than at the larger universities in the surrounding area. The university with its locations in Bochum and at the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus is innovative in teaching and research. Six departments cover the specialist areas of “Sustainable Development”, “Construction” (architecture, civil engineering, geodesy), “Engineering” (electrical engineering, computer science, mechatronics and mechanical engineering) and “Business management”. With a good 40 bachelor’s degree programs, it focuses on the goal of providing the most career-ready education possible. Bochum University of Applied Sciences sees its 15 master’s degree programs not only as a scientific consolidation of its bachelor’s degree programs, but also as qualifications in areas in which it is particularly knowledgeable and its skills are in demand. Cooperation with companies in the region and beyond is an important concern for Bochum University, both in teaching and research. Regular thesis exchanges in the engineering departments but also in the business department enable companies to have practical issues addressed in a scientifically systematic way without much effort. At the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, more than 150 professors teach and conduct research. They were only allowed to start training students after several years of professional practice.

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