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Wide Spectrum of Courses in Five Departments

Future fashion designer create a piece of clothingThe HTW offers an impressive range of study programmes in five different departments spanning fields from engineering, computer science and economics, to culture and design. Traditional applied sciences like mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and business administration go hand-in-hand with more contemporary and innovative studies such as Information Technology/Networked Systems, Construction and Real Estate Management or Renewable Energy Systems Technology.
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High Quality Education

Students and professor in conversationThe HTW is regularly distinguished for the high quality of its study programmes. Together with other key qualifications, foreign language training is an integral part of each student's experience at the HTW. Students can choose from a wide range of foreign language courses at all proficiency levels. And subjects like "Presentation Techniques" or "Presentation Training" are the cornerstones of students' course schedules. Many other relevant events are also arranged by the HTW's Career Service Centre. Students who wish to spend a part of their studies abroad will find that the HTW offers ideal conditions: it cultivates ties with over 100 other universities worldwide, thus maintaining strong bonds with collaborative partners.
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Research at the HTW

Students during an experimentThe HTW encourages research and development projects, as well as other innovative education and cultural programmes. Topics focusing on information society are dealt with, as well as energy-related issues and environmental problems. Whereas some business-related research concentrates on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups and improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, other research addresses social-economics and political policies, such as European and national labour market policies, or the effects of globalisation. Projects on the preservation of cultural heritage and projects from the field of design round off the spectrum of research. Within Berlin, the Federal Republic of Germany and Europe, the HTW works together with small and medium-sized businesses, unions, administrations, associations, research and training institutions, and other individuals to fulfil these objectives and goals.
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Competence Centres at the HTW

A student looks through a microscopeOur research profile is also distinguished by exclusive research institutes such as the "Forschungsinstitut für Deutsches und Europäisches Immobilienwirtschafts- und Genossenschaftsrecht" (research institute for German and European real estate business law and cooperative law), plus a variety of other interdisciplinary competence centres. All of them collaborate with one other on joint projects.
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