The Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin is a leading German university of applied sciences, providing expertise for the new generation of public and private sector managers. The university focuses on business and public administration as well as economics, security management, legal studies, and engineering. It can boast over 40 years of expertise and experience. With some 10,500 students and over 2,400 graduates every year, the HWR Berlin has grown into a major player in Germany's tertiary education sector. Students can choose from more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, preparing them for a career in national or international companies and in public or non-profit institutions.
Broadly based knowledge - in-depth expertise
The HWR Berlin has a core faculty of some 200 highly qualified professors working in disciplines including business administration, economics, law, sociology, psychology, computer science, and engineering. In addition to a doctoral degree and academic credentials in their disciplines, our staff can also draw on extensive practical experience as managers, consultants, public administrators, lawyers, police officers, and judges. Their knowledge of and connections to active business life, public service organisations, non-profit organisations, multinational firms and smaller local companies are especially valuable in linking academic research with current issues and in arranging placements. The first-hand expertise of over 800 visiting professors and lecturers further underscores the strong professional orientation of the degree programmes that we offer and our pursuit of a broader interdisciplinary and holistic approach to education. Our forward-looking stance is evident in the inclusion of gender studies and sustainability as important elements in many of our degree programmes. The core mission of our university is to establish a strong link between academic theory and real-life practice. One of the keys to this aim are the intensive relationships we maintain with public institutions and over 650 private companies.
Studying without borders
The HWR Berlin encourages its students to experience other cultures around the globe. To this end, we work together with universities in Brazil, China, France, Finland, India, Spain, Turkey, and the UK to provide a range of double or dual degree programmes. Over 160 active partnerships with universities around the world facilitate regular student and faculty exchanges. More than 500 exchange students from our international partner universities experience the benefit of studying in Berlin at the heart of Europe’s cultural development and policy-making process. The university also welcomes about 140 international summer school students every year.
The HWR Berlin frequently achieves a leading position in Germany-wide university rankings.