University of Applied Science Emden / Leer
Universities of applied sciences that do not award doctorates
Founded 2009
4.706 Students
33 Study Programmes
Successful April Fool’s gag
Short information

Type of control

under public law

Location

Emden, Leer

Semester dates

Winter Semester from 1st of September to 29th of February Summer Semester from 1st of March to 31th of August
University

University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer

Constantiaplatz 4
26723 Emden
Tel.: +49 4921 807 0

University - The Particular

Hochschule Emden/Leer is a welcoming university of applied sciences, with a strong regional presence and where each student counts. Learning largely takes place in small groups and has a project-oriented focus. Our teaching staff supports each student in a way that’s best for him or her.

The University's proximity to the sea provides numerous recreational activities (sailing, kitesurfing, etc.) that very few universities can match. Another advantage is that students can expect lower living expenses in the medium-sized cities of Emden and Leer compared to nearby metropolitan areas (which are, however, still easily accessible).

Study Programme - Main Focus

We are a practice-oriented university, specialising in the fields of Business Studies, Technology, Social Work and Health, and Maritime Studies. Obviously, the last of these faculties can offer degree programmes that cannot be studied at just any university (e.g. Maritime Technology and Shipping Management). These are complemented by further special degree programmes, including Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, as well as Social and Health Management. The Faculty of Technology's degree programmes dealing with sustainable technologies are also worth mentioning, as sustainability is of particular interest to the University.

Background - The Insight

Hochschule Emden/Leer was recently designated as a "Fair Trade University" for its commitment to sustainable development. Hochschule Emden/Leer is the ninth university in Germany with this distinction. Social responsibility and sustainability are very important topics for us, and influence our overall concept. With a wide range of programme opportunities in this field and with a variety of measures and cooperative activities (greentech Ostfriesland, Green Shipping, etc.), we are endeavouring to break new paths in this field in the Region of East Frisia and in Lower Saxony.

What's special here?

On 1 April 2015, our Press Office released initial "photographic evidence" that Hochschule Emden/Leer was to become the site of Christo's next installation. It goes without saying that this was an April Fool's joke, but even today people call us, asking when the University will be finally wrapped. It seems as if this April Fool's gag was successful.

© Hochschule Emden/Leer

© Hochschule Emden/Leer

© Hochschule Emden/Leer

© Hochschule Emden/Leer