Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and within our four faculties we offer a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in engineering, IT, life sciences, design and media as well as business and social sciences. In teaching we focus on applied sciences, giving our students a practical insight into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. Our expertise is drawn from faculty members, who have worked in industry before joining the university. In research we are an important partner for the city of Hamburg’s companies and innovation clusters, developing new ideas from the synergies of this dynamic location.
Our fields of expertise reflect the technologies, industries and services that make Germany a leading economy and our close collaboration with Hamburg's innovation clusters allows us to develop this knowledge in our teaching and research. Learn more
Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. Its economic profile is shaped by its international port, aviation and media and by new technologies in renewable energies, information technology and life sciences. Hamburg is in the Top 10 smart cities in Europe  and with its cluster policy it has set its goal to be the Innovation Capital of Europe 2020 . This cosmopolitan city is also one of the world’s most beautiful and with its lifestyle of water and parks it is ranked as one of the Top 20 most liveable cities alongside Melbourne, Vancouver and Sydney.