Personal and collaborative
At the HNU we care for each individual student. Small study groups make it possible for lecturers to give individual and intensive guidance; this personal communication helps create a friendly and collaborative atmosphere in class and student groups.
Practical and relevant
The content of our degree programmes has been discussed with larger companies and SME and is of high practical relevance. Our lecturers have a track record in leadership positions.
An optimal addition to the studies are internship semesters; these are made possible through our close contact to regional and national industry. In addition, these intensify the exchange of knowledge, skills and technology between the HNU and the business world – a fact which benefits both students and companies.
International and hospitable
We welcome international students, lecturers and staff from all over the world and we are proud of our tradition of openness and curiosity about other cultures and ways of life, and willingness to share impressions and views. We work together with international organisations and partner universities in other countries; as part of the degree programmes, we encourage both our German and international students to do international exchanges. We offer courses in English language in order to prepare students for the global job market.
Building character and communicating values
Because we think cultural, ethical and social competence is just as important as subject-based ability, we offer interdisciplinary and intercultural studies. This supports our graduates in their efforts to research, consolidate and strengthen the vital qualities which they as a potential leader, manager and responsible member of society need.
Family-friendly and service-oriented
It is the aim of the HNU that students as well as members of the teaching and administrative staff can reconcile work or studies at the HNU with life outside as much as possible. For this, many measures are put into practice in many areas of the HNU, such as the Consultation and Information Centre for Parents, Personal and Social Issues (BIZEPS)', the Cultural Programme with talks, concerts and theatre as well as the HNU child care 'Kinderinsel'. The non-profit Hertie Foundation has awarded the HNU the quality label 'family-friendly university'.