The Oldenburg/East Frisia/Wilhelmshaven University of Applied Sciences was founded in 2000 by merging the formerly independent universities at these locations. With some 10,000 students, 800 staff, and a budget of more than EUR 60 million, it was Lower Saxony's largest university of applied sciences.
Facts and figures
- 2009 year of foundation
- 6 faculties
- 3 campuses
- 8000 total number of students
- 37 Bachelor-courses
- 11 Master-courses
- 500 number of employees
- 180 number of professors
- 90 partnerships/foreign contacts (in 30 countries)
Studying and living at the top
Germany's youngest university lies in the north-west, at the very top of the country. Currently about 7,500 young people with a passion for the future are studying in Wilhelmshaven, Oldenburg and Elsfleth. 180 professors teach them, always taking a personal interest and facilitating contacts with potential employers.
Our university strives to be a research, family and eco-friendly centre of learning and research. We're also bold enough to take new directions to ensure our goals. Jade University of Applied Sciences is one of Germany's major players in research and development. Our developments point the way to solutions for the future in
- Design, materials and construction
- Maritime business and technology
- Mobility and trade
All three campuses look back on a long tradition in their separate subject fields. Nautical education in Elsfleth goes back to 1832. Oldenburg has trained engineers since 1877, and in Wilhelmshaven the original Academy for Managers was founded in 1947.
There's another major reason, apart from the quality of our teaching, that makes Jade University so attractive. It's the friendly atmosphere on our campuses. Whatever course you study, you'll never feel like an anonymous face in the crowd. Our professors know their students personally - nobody is just a number.
What's more, studying in the north-west of Germany is easy on your wallet. A reasonable cost of living makes financing your studies much easier. You also get a "Semester Ticket" that gives you free rail travel to anywhere in Lower Saxony.
Innovation and research
Not only students benefit from the know-how of our scientists. Businesses also profit from it. The private sector depends on innovative ideas and technical developments to secure sustained market success. Against this background, cooperation projects between business and science offer companies an attractive opportunity for resource-saving, practical and application-oriented research and development.
Bringing together business players and academics is a key function of our Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office. Integrated in various research and innovation networks, its staff at the three campuses link the university with businesses as well as local authorities and associations. This is the right place to go for all enquiries about research and knowledge transfer. Your contacts in the TTO advise you personally on your individual options for cooperation and funding. Forms of cooperation range from small projects in order research to international projects with funding running into several million euros. Partners included here are regional small and medium-sized enterprises, but also supra-regional organisations and large German industrial companies.
When good ideas from university projects develop into business models, potential founders can receive support from the "GründerBox" in Wilhelmshaven and the start-up workshop "VentureLAb" in Oldenburg. That can be in the form of cheap infrastructure, advice and coaching ahead of the venture foundation. Other services from the Transfer Office are planning and organisation of workshops, events and trade show presentations.
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