Cooperative Education at DHBW

Unique combination of theory and practice

The key feature of cooperative (work-integrated) education is the unique combination of theory and practice.

The university's curriculum combines higher education and on-the-job training at numerous partner companies, aiming to provide both academic skills and work-related expertise. In that regard, the academic content conveyed in classroom is complimented with workplace experience, so that real-life situations immediately test the effectiveness of classroom theory and vice versa. The system seeks to achieve the perfect synergy between theoretical knowledge and active competence, in their proper context.

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University is the first higher education institution in Germany which offers hands-on training integrated into the curriculum. Organized according to the US State University System, DHBW cooperates with numerous universities and enterprises worldwide. This gives our students the opportunity to spend part of their studies (either theoretical or practical) abroad.

By adding more internationally oriented degree programs, DHBW has responded to the increasing demand for internationalization. No matter in which sector one works, internationally-trained employees are in great demand.

Industries, as well as service companies are willing to take on DHBW graduates who possess strong intercultural competence along with specific work experience related to their branch of study. Thus, due to their cutting-edge knowledge and practical work experience, the graduates enjoy excellent prospects on the job market.