North Rhine-Westphalia is home to 72 universities and colleges. The cities offering the widest scope of post-secondary education are Cologne and Düsseldorf, but nearly every major metropolis in the region has its own public university. All of the institutions of higher education welcome international students. For more information about the university landscape in Germany, consult www.study-in-germany.de
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Founded in 1965, the HHU Düsseldorf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) is one of the newest universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. The university has five faculties: medicine, mathematics and natural sciences, philosophy, law and business. The modern campus is home to 30,000 students, more than 2,000 faculty members and about 900 employees. The academics departments, research libraries and university hospitals are in close proximity to one another, which leads to interdisciplinary networking. Another plus point for students is the high quality of life in the North-Rhine Westphalia state capital of Düsseldorf.
Tel.: 0211 81-00
With 49,000 students, Cologne University (Universität zu Köln) is the third largest in Germany. It has six different faculties: economics and social sciences, law, medicine, mathematics and natural sciences, human sciences and philosophy. The university was originally founded in 1388, just two years after Germany's oldest university in Heidelberg, and is one of the oldest institutes of higher learning in Europe. In 2012, Cologne University was chosen as one of 12 elite institutions of higher education by the German federal government.
WHU Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Program
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented and privately financed business school based in Vallendar/Koblenz and Düsseldorf. Founded in 1984, WHU is now one of the most renowned German business schools with an exceptional national and international reputation. It is certified by accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA and enjoys leading positions in national and international rankings. WHU's Düsseldorf campus offers a 15-month, full-time MBA program (April start) and a two-year, weekend-based, part-time MBA program (September start), both of which prepare students to become strategic corporate leaders.
The curriculum emphasizes management concepts that foster strategic vision, entrepreneurial spirit, operational excellence and awareness of cultural differences. Students learn how to identify complex interdependencies and also how to leverage the knowledge of functional specialist colleagues to the advantage of the entire company. Due to the global perspective, an understanding of cultural differences and how this matters for individual and corporate success is developed. During the international modules, participants learn about business opportunities and management challenges from the faculty of hosting partner universities - WHU's MBA program cooperates with Kellogg & Columbia/USA, CEIBS/China and IIMB/ India.
Erkrather Strasse 224a
Tel: 0211 44709-140