The University of Applied Sciences, Wedel, is a well-known, private university with 1.000 students being enrolled. The institution is located in the north of Germany. Originally, the university was founded in 1948 as Physikalisch- Technische Lehranstalt, a higher educational institution teaching students to become assistants in the field of physics. In 1969, this institution became a university of applied sciences.

In the last five decades, it has introduced a wide range of academic programmes including four different types of computer science, industrial engineering and business administration in 2003. The University of Applied Sciences, Wedel, was among the first universities in Germany to react to the growing globalisation of engineering and business activities. As a result it introduced an integrated semester abroad in 1991. Ever since, cooperation contracts have been signed with universities in Europe, South Africa, the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand.

In today`s society, in which technologies become more pervasive in ever shorter periods of time, a future-oriented education is more necessary than ever.  An education must establish skills which remain viable in the face of technological advance - skills which facilitate the absorption of new knowledge. This demands a broadly based course of studies in which the acquisition of universal, enduring principles and methods of problem - solving, as well as their practical application, play a central role.

The University of Applied Sciences, Wedel, consistently picks up current developments in the economy and integrates these new standards into the curriculum. Due to the excellent quality of our academic programmes, our graduates find jobs easily.                             

Wedel has maintained its present standards for more than fifty years. Laboratories and computer centres, the dedication to first class lecturers, close cooperation with trade and industry and pleasant work and study environment are all factors contributing to its success. The curriculum encourages initiative and creativity, posing numerous exercises for the student in practical application, projects, case studies and seminar activities as well as 'real world' research and development tasks.