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Witten/Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University - A History of Innovation

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) was founded and recognized in 1983 by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since its beginning, the university has stood out as a pioneer among Germany’s institutes of higher education. During a 30-year period, UW/H introduced significant innovations in teaching and research. This model university supports dynamic reforms of the traditional alma mater and strives to adapt the concept of humanistic education to the challenges of our modern knowledge society.

UW/H - An Entrepreneurial University

In adherence to the educational ideals set forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt, UW/H considers itself to be an entrepreneurial university and therefore strives to integrate research and student education with scientific services and tie all of this together with practical application and social responsibility. This combination of practice-oriented and theory-based teaching at UW/H allows students to gain subject-related, methodical, social and cultural competences that lead to personal growth.

International Studies at UW/H

Witten/Herdecke has an excellent international reputation that attracts internationally renowned scholars to the school to hold talks and seminars. UW/H works together with students to select and invite these international lecturers. After their studies are complete, students benefit from UW/H's network of partner organisations which can help pave the way to a successful career in Germany and abroad.

A Metropolitan Location

The Witten/Herdecke University campus is located in the middle of Germany's Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. Students can quickly reach the surrounding cities of Dortmund, Essen, Dusseldorf, and Cologne with a special semester ticket for public transport. In this location, students have constant access to a wide range of cultural, sports, and leisure activities.

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Master's degree
Humanities & Culture
Philosophy Length Location
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics 4 semesters Witten

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Witten/Herdecke University

Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58448 Witten

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Katharina Sperling, Studentin PPE - Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (M. A.)
To deepen my understanding of the interrelations between Politics, Economics and also Philosophy the PPE Master at Witten/Herdecke University offered a programme with topics that caught my interest immediately.
Julian Römer, Student PPE - Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (M. A.)
Life is not about economics and politics alone. Its challenges and contradictions can’t be solely understood by philosophy either. Grasping world processes rather requires a combination of all. Witten expresses exactly this formula and offers me access from diverse perspectives.
Diego Tuzman, Alumnus Witten/Herdecke University, Ministry of Social Development Uruguay
As an international student in Witten, I discovered an excellent academic environment and an open-minded university which offers a pluralistic education.
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