University description (as per official university website)
In its origins and historical development of the Pforzheim University in many ways is closely associated with the development of the economic region, one of the leading in Europe. Initially influenced by the need for specialists in the industry-specific area of jewelry, she has developed over the last 130 years to a major university whose uniqueness is a wide range of courses in Germany.
With about 4,600 students, it is one of the largest colleges in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The merger of the two formerly independent colleges of successfully operating for design and marketing presented in 1992 laid the foundation for the engineering higher education. Today's "Pforzheim University - Design, Technology, Economics and Law" sees itself as a driving force for society and role model in dealing with people, resources and ideas. In teaching excellence and applied research are provided in the areas of design, engineering and business. The graduates think and act in a practical and intercultural.
The unique range of specializations based on a sound basic education is an excellent preparation for professional and management tasks for the students. The range of degree programs attractive enough in the Faculty of designing jewelry and objects of everyday culture, visual communication, industrial design and fashion and Transportation Design. Some of the engineering courses Electrical engineering / information technology, engineering / product development, engineering / production engineering, industrial engineering / general management, industrial engineering / International Management, Industrial Engineering / Global Process Management and technical computer science.
The largest range of subjects offers the Faculty of Economics and Law. This is the study with the primary sectors of purchasing and logistics, international marketing, marketing, market and communication research, advertising, controlling, finance and accounting, tax and auditing, business, international business and human resource management. In addition, the Pforzheim University offers degree course in business law since 1996. In addition, the University of Pforzheim on a wide range of masters program, which extends across all faculties.
Through the contacts of the academic foreign office worldwide to more than 100 partner universities are the students with the support of the university is an opportunity to complete part of their studies abroad and to gain career-first international experience. Language skills and intercultural understanding in the age of globalization has become indispensable.
At the University of Pforzheim interdisciplinary thinking is not only an administrative issue. The interdisciplinary cooperation rather corresponds to the real practice, working in the business economists with engineers and designers, hand in hand. The interdisciplinary spirit also played in the development and refinement of the Bachelor's and Master's degrees a major role. In addition to the combination and expression of the degree programs carries unique is the quality and timeliness of doctrine to the success of the university. The positive synergy effects due to the close connection between theory and practice are documented in numerous projects and research approaches with and for the industry and economy. The Institute for Applied Research, a number of Steinbeis Transfer Centres or the Schmucktechnologische Institute are just a few successful examples.
In Pforzheim, in spite of all subjects and diversity of students man in the foreground. More than 350 professors and lecturers to take care of their employees closely to the students. The students are from baseline, and often accompanies even over the trials end addition, many professors to play an important mentoring function.
If the quality criteria that make the location of a college of interest, such as the range of courses, teaching quality, the support by the teachers or the reference to the practice, has also adopted the Pforzheim University in particular the expansion of infrastructure. With the establishment of a new library she succeeded in contributing to an important improvement in the daily study for students. The new library currently contains about 200,000 books and 500 periodicals, the main collection areas business and economics, law and social sciences and the engineering courses are classified. It will also allow the library around the clock in a number of computer labs, the use of digital media and Internet research. The use of information and communication technology is characterized by quantitative and qualitative growth.
The data center is ready with the necessary support to enable the practical training in the field of information technology. 80 Hot Spots allow the students a campus fast and free internet access via the wireless network of the university.
Other key facilities, student organizations, institutes and research groups also ensure a hochschulattraktives environment and enriching in many ways, the spectrum of a successful study everyday life.
In the economy, the quality of the Pforzheimer graduates a high priority. When asked about the quality of its graduates Pforzheim demonstrated time and again one of the first places among Germany's universities. The care that the Pforzheim University puts on academic training, contributes to the fact that many of the graduates of the University of Pforzheim are requested to employees in leading companies.