Learning and studying in the Northwest


The multi-faceted culture of the universities of the Northwest imparts learning to students and opens the door to successful careers.

The Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg lends scientific and cultural impetus to the Northwest and strengthens the economy of the entire region through its collaborations, for example with the University of Bremen.

Jade University of Applied Sciences, which was founded in 2009, has campuses in Wilhelmshaven, Elsfleth and Oldenburg. Academic education is combined with the acquisition of core skills to prepare students for the labor market. The highest standards apply: the Elsfleth campus is one of the Germany's most renowned seats of nautical education. Due to its geographical location, Elsfleth is well known beyond the region's borders as a hotbed of economic activity in the fields of shipping and shipbuilding.

The University of Applied Sciences in Emden/Leer also emphasizes a modern atmosphere, with academic course content undergoing constant development with a view to reflecting changes in the labor market. Many professors come from the business world and capably prepare students for their careers in the Northwest region.

Colleges in the Northwest:

Science and the economy

The relationship between academia and the economy is a high priority in the Northwest. According to a survey by the Chamber of Trade and Industry in Oldenburg, 44% of businesses who were surveyed had already collaborated with scientific or academic institutions. The Jade University of Applied Sciences was cited particularly frequently as a capable partner for companies.

For students, this cooperation results in valuable insights into the firms' business practices, gained through writing their theses or carrying out work experience. The firms benefited from academic and scientific findings that they can incorporate into their business processes or use to train their employees. Knowledge and technology transfer centers act as the interface between universities and industry. They are familiar with the region as well as economic sectors and can facilitate access to scientific knowhow for enterprises.

For instance, the University of Applied Sciences in Emden/Leer regularly encourages exchanges between businesses in the region and professors in the university via specific campaigns, and regularly maintains contact with former students in order to enable all stakeholders to benefit from the wealth of experience that alumni have.

European Medical School

New ground is being broken in medical education in the Northwest - in a way that is unique in Europe.

The European Medical School (EMS) is defined as a joint Dutch-German collaborative project of the Universities of Oldenburg and Groningen. This practice-oriented, research-based pedagogic approach is used in order to train highly qualified doctors for the Northwestern region.

40 Students begin each year of their studies at the University of Oldenburg then spend a semester at the Rijksuniversiteit in Groningen before completing the state-approved exams. As a result of the cooperation between the University and the three hospitals in Oldenburg (the Clinic, the Evangelical Hospital and the Pius Hospital), a new university medical facility was created in Oldenburg, which filled a gap in the provision of medical care for the region.

Accordingly, the entire Northwestern region benefits from the European Medical School - firstly through the international exchanges that it encourages, and secondly through the new availability of innovative treatment methods here in the Northwest.

More details after the jump: www.uni-oldenburg.de/european-medical-school