Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Science

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The Nürtingen-Geislingen University (German: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen) is a public university of applied sciences based in Nürtingen and Geislingen an der Steige, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

University of Applied Science Nuertingen-Geislingen
University of Nürtingen-Geislingen
Type Public
Established 1949
Rector Prof. Dr. Andreas Frey
Academic staff
Students 4,545 (summer 2013)
Location Nuertingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyGermany
Website www.HfWU.de
Domicile of the university and the Faculty of Agriculture, National Economics and Management.


The „Höhere Landbauschule“ (Higher Agricultural College) was founded in 1949, and but name later changed to School of Agricultural Engineering. A statute of the 6th of February 1972 integrated it into the University of Applied Science of Nuertingen. Nuertingen University originally offered courses in Agriculture, Business Economics and Landscape Maintenance and in 1988 built a second facility in Geislingen an der Steige with courses in Automotive Industry, Economic Law, Health and Tourist Management and Energy and Recycling Management.

In the frame of the Bologna Process for Internationalisation of Professional Qualifications all Diploma courses were transformed into Bachelor courses.

In 2009 all activity was in the area of „International Finance“ were consolidated into the European School of Finance (ESF). This embraced the Bachelor course “International Finance Management” and the Masters course “International Finance” together with all teaching and research activities.

On the 24th of April 2012 the College and the affiliated “European Institute for Financial Engineering and Related Research” (EIFD) received the Educational Award of the Education Foundation.

Study programs[edit]

  • Faculty of Business of Economics and International Finance:
    • Business Economics (B.Sc.)
    • International Finance Management (B.Sc.)
    • Accounting, Auditing und Taxation (M.A.)
    • International Finance (M.Sc.)
  • Faculty of Agriculture, National Economics and Management:
    • Agriculture (B.Sc.)
    • Equine Industry (B.Sc.)
    • Economics (B.Sc.)
    • International Management (MBA)
    • Process Management (M.Sc.)
  • Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Environment- and Town Planning:
    • Landscape Architecture (B.Eng.)
    • Landscape Planning and Environmental Protection
    • Town Planning (B.Eng.)
    • International Master of Landscape Architecture (M.Eng.)
    • Environmental Protection
  • Faculty of Economics and Law:
    • Automobile Industry and Business (B.A.)
    • Energy and Resource Management (B.A.)
    • Health- and Tourist Management (B.A.)
    • Property Business (B.Sc.)
    • Automotive Management (M.A.)
    • Property Management (M.Sc.)
    • Business Leadership (M.Sc.)
    • Business Structure and Insolvency Management (LL.M.)
    • Business Law (LL.B.)
    • Sustainable Product Management (B.A.)
  • Courses offered with external examinations by the Further Education Academy WAF:
    • Business Studies (B.A.)
    • Health- and Tourist Management (B.A.)
    • International Project Management (B.A.)
    • Management and Finance and Management and Real Estate (MBA)
    • Traffic-, Criminal- and Insurance Law (LL.M.)

B.A. = Bachelor of Arts, B.Sc. = Bachelor of Science, B.Eng. = Bachelor of Engineering, LL.B. = Bachelor of Laws, M.A. = Master of Arts, M.Sc. = Master of Science, M.Eng. = Master of Engineering, LL.M. = Master of Laws.

Notable professors and alumni[edit]

  • Andreas Frey (born 1967), German economic scientist und Rector (2013- )
  • Johannes Knecht (1904–1990), German agricultural economist und Director (1949–1968)
  • Rolf Kosiek (born 1934), German publicist
  • Konstanze Krüger (born 1968), German zoologist and behavioral scientist
  • Eduard Mändle (1936–2013), German economist und Rector (1977–2001)
  • Markus Mändle (born 1967), German economist
  • Hosam el Miniawy (born 1976), German politician (FDP)
  • Eduard Nohe (1911–1984), German agricultural scientist and Rector (1968–1973)
  • Manfred G. Raupp (born 1941), German agricultural scientist and economist
  • Dieter Rebitzer (born 1965), German financial expert in the property business
  • Werner Ziegler (born 1950), German economist and Rector (2007–2013)


  • Eduard Mändle: Fachhochschule Nürtingen: 50 Jahre. Sonderband der Nürtinger Hochschulschriften Nr. 2-1999, herausgegeben von Karl-Heinz Kappelmann, Nürtingen 1999. ISBN 3-9801864-6-6

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Coordinates: 48°37′38″N 9°20′15″E / 48.62722°N 9.33750°E / 48.62722; 9.33750