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Bergische Universität Wuppertal

The University of Wuppertal is research-oriented and offers a wide range of subjects, including disciplines and courses such as safety engineering and industrial design that are offered by no other university in Germany.

Interdisciplinarity, team spirit and a capacity for innovation all characterise its teaching and research. The BUW's numerous successes are reflected for example by its high rankings. Good support facilities and a wide range of services and funding opportunities for students and researchers make the BUW stand out from the crowd and attract large numbers of students.

The BUW is a university at the heart of Europe. It is part of an international network consisting of more than 220 partner universities worldwide. Regional cooperation is particularly strong in Asia, Latin America and the USA. These international partnerships do not only foster student and teacher exchange, but also facilitate joint research projects at professorship and school level. The BUW is a popular destination for international students, with more than 110 countries represented there.

For all its international profile and connections, the university is firmly rooted in the region. As a result of its active knowledge transfer and intensive cooperation with numerous societal and business partners, it has developed an outstanding regional network from which graduates, scientists, innovators and start-ups can all benefit.


  • School of Humanities 
  • School of Human and Social Sciences 
  • Schumpeter School of Business and Economics 
  • School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 
  • School of Architecture and Civil Engineering 
  • School of Electrical, Information and Media Engineering 
  • School of Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering
  • School of Art and Design 
  • School of Education