Hagen

Education – the greatest good

Hagen has been home to the only public remote learning university in Germany since 1974, an establishment that is now well-known throughout the country. With almost 45,000 students, FernUniversität Hagen is one of the three largest universities in the country. With study centres in Germany and abroad, the institute stands for a high educational standard and excellent qualifications of its graduates, in particular in the fields of electrical engineering and IT, cultural and social sciences, mathematics, law and business. This is also one reason why young, innovative companies have settled in the vicinity of the FernUniversität Hagen campus. But there is even more on site. The South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences has been training young engineers in the fields of business management, electrical engineering, IT and engineering since 2002. New combined courses integrate studies with intensive operational practice, opening up promising new prospects for both students and companies. Further training is also a motto of the modern Wissenspark knowledge park in Fleyer Straße. Having first opened its doors as a ‘house of science and education’ in 1998, in 1999 the South Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce introduced offers for innovative training at the establishment for the first time. In addition, other renowned institutions also have a presence in Hagen – some of them having done so for many years. These include the Verwaltungsakademie für Westfalen administration academy, the Wirtschaftsakademie Hagen, a business academy, the Berufsfortbildungswerk des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes, a trades union vocational training establishment, and the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration, the Haus Busch journalism centre and the Bildungszentrum des Gastgewerbes NRW, a hotel and catering training establishment. It is due in no small part to this variety that Hagen enjoys its reputation as a city of training and education.

City of training and education

Hagen is situated at the south-eastern border of the Ruhr district between the Sauerland and Bergisches Land regions. It has a population of around 190,000. The most heavily-wooded city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is also one of the safest in the state. The meeting of autobahns and railways in the city mean that Hagen enjoys excellent transport connections with geographic proximity to the industrial regions of the Ruhr district and the Lenneschiene.

Education – the greatest good

Hagen has been home to the only public remote learning university in Germany since 1974, an establishment that is now well-known throughout the country. With almost 45,000 students, FernUniversität Hagen is one of the three largest universities in the country. With study centres in Germany and abroad, the institute stands for a high educational standard and excellent qualifications of its graduates, in particular in the fields of electrical engineering and IT, cultural and social sciences, mathematics, law and business. This is also one reason why young, innovative companies have settled in the vicinity of the FernUniversität Hagen campus. But there is even more on site. The South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences has been training young engineers in the fields of business management, electrical engineering, IT and engineering since 2002. New combined courses integrate studies with intensive operational practice, opening up promising new prospects for both students and companies. Further training is also a motto of the modern Wissenspark knowledge park in Fleyer Straße. Having first opened its doors as a ‘house of science and education’ in 1998, in 1999 the South Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce introduced offers for innovative training at the establishment for the first time. In addition, other renowned institutions also have a presence in Hagen – some of them having done so for many years. These include the Verwaltungsakademie für Westfalen administration academy, the Wirtschaftsakademie Hagen, a business academy, the Berufsfortbildungswerk des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes, a trades union vocational training establishment, and the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration, the Haus Busch journalism centre and the Bildungszentrum des Gastgewerbes NRW, a hotel and catering training establishment. It is due in no small part to this variety that Hagen enjoys its reputation as a city of training and education.