What's special about University of Applied Sciences Wismar?
UAS Wismar looks back on more than one hundred years of existence. Previously specialising in engineering sciences, during the recent decades the university has successfully spread its wings to cover the fields of business administration and design. This three-pillar profile is an important characteristic of UAS Wismar. Various interdisciplinary projects and collaborations in teaching and research mean that these pillars do not stand side-by-side; instead, they are interconnected, producing high-quality synergy effects.
As a result of this, teaching, learning, research and production not only take place on the campus in Wismar, but also at locations farther afield, in Malchow, on the island of Poel, and in Rostock/Warnemünde. More than half of the 8,000 students are studying correspondence courses. Students at the Faculty of Engineering’s Department of Maritime Studies are particularly impressed by the excellent technical facilities, which include the Maritime Simulation Centre.
Tell us: Why are you studying here?
“I particularly like the size of the seminar groups and the large number of internships and experiments we do in Wismar. We don’t just learn the dry theory, but receive a real understanding of the topics by applying the knowledge we have gained.”
Have you ever been on the bridge of a ship? We give you a glimpse inside UAS Wismar’s Maritime Simulation Centre on the Warnemünde Campus, where the captains of tomorrow receive their training (photo: Bert Scharffenberg)
The Wismar International Graduation Services GmbH (WINGS) is a 100-percent subsidiary of UAS Wismar and responsible for the correspondence courses. It provides both correspondence courses for working professionals, as well as certified continuing professional development courses in the fields of business administration, technology and design. WINGS makes sure it takes special care of every student at UAS Wismar who is enrolled in one of these degree courses or is taking part in one of the continuing professional development courses, providing them with support to match their specific needs.
UAS Wismar sees itself as a modern teaching institution that distinguishes itself by providing a competitive scope of courses with international orientation, developing and using modern and future-oriented teaching methods and technology, and being equipped with contemporary competencies outside of the lecture hall.
As a practice-oriented institution, the balance between the teaching of theory and its actual application plays an essential role. Furthermore, the university helps its students to find their future career paths; and true to its role as an “entrepreneurial university”, it provides support for its graduates taking up their first jobs, going into self-employment and realising other future plans.
UAS Wismar considers both education and day-to-day life to be of central importance. As a certified “family-friendly university”, it has established numerous forward-looking measures for students and members of staff with children and thus eases the compatibility of studies/work and family life.
Our Three Faculties
Faculty of Engineering
- Maritime studies
- Mechanical engineering/process and environmental engineering
- Electrical engineering and computer science
- Civil engineering
Faculty of Economics
- Business administration
- Business informatics
- Business law
Faculty of Architecture and Design
- Interior design