The university opened its doors in 1991 with just 17 students on the mechanical engineering degree programme. Today there are around 3,600 students (as of winter semester 2018/2019), ensuring that the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (“TH Wildau” for short) keeps its familiar atmosphere.
On a modern and compact campus with a direct rail connection to Berlin, aspiring academics enjoy an ideal environment for their studies in a range of disciplines covering the natural sciences, engineering, economics, law, business administration and management.
Practical and application-oriented
Degree programmes at a university of applied sciences are very practically oriented. The practical orientation of our degree programmes and teaching is one of our distinctive characteristics. Students can carry out practical exercises and experiments with top-quality laboratory and computer technology. An optimal study environment allows creativity and enthusiasm for research to flourish.
Close interaction between the university and the economy
Its potential for scientific innovation and development as well as its practically oriented academic offerings are what make TH Wildau a desirable partner for innovative small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large international firms.
Collaborations include input into designing the curricula for our degree programmes, to project work for students within the companies and joint research activities. This allows students to gain valuable practical experience in various fields even before they have completed their studies, thus making them an attractive choice for businesses when starting their careers.
Excellent international networking
An international and intercultural outlook shapes each working day at the university. Young people from over 60 countries from around the world study at the TH Wildau. One in five students come from abroad (as of winter semester 2018/19).
TH Wildau actively promotes international exchanges for students and researchers. It is for this reasons that the university cooperates with more than 70 partner universities around the world. We have contacts through our traditional partnerships Eastern and Southern Europe as well as links to Asia, Latin America, the Arab world and Africa. Students have a wide range of attractive options for spending a semester studying or working abroad, for learning foreign languages and interacting with other cultures.
A strong research university
Since 2001, TH Wildau has been among the strongest research universities in Germany. Academics are working in over 40 research groups dealing with the latest topics in applied and fundamental research. This has given the university its reputation as a centre of excellence in key scientific disciplines. The university specialises in the research fields of applied biosciences, information technology/telematics, optical technologies/photonics, production and materials, transport and logistics as well as management and law.
- To further expand our own competence in the field of additive manufacturing and its entire process chain and to incorporate new findings into teaching
- The participation in interesting cooperation and research projects as well as the initiation of projects
- Making new contacts with companies or other educational or research institutions
- The co-design of new study courses in the field of additive manufacturing
- Increasing the level of awareness of the university in and outside the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region
At the moment, the Industrial Engineering and Management course of study can map almost the entire process chain from design to the realization of a product in a practical manner. CAx workstations, various forming, forming, joining and conventional cutting processes as well as production and 3D coordinate measuring technology are available. The acquisition of a 3D printing system technology based on the inkjet process for the production of prototypes is planned for this year.