Mission statement

Our goal is to help prepare talented young people through state accredited degree programs to be fully qualified for future oriented professional fields and to enhance chances on the job market.

At the same time, we want to encourage and support them as they grow to become independent, confident personalities.

We contribute to innovation in the economy and society through applied research and professional continuing education programs.


Our ten private universities in Berlin, Calw, Gera, Hamm, Heidelberg, Oestrich-Winkel, Riedlingen, Wiesbaden and Asunción (Paraguay) offer over 110 degree programmes in flexible programs of study.

They each have different areas of academic focus, but they all have a common core: high levels of academic and didactic competence and excellence, and the goal of fostering the development of social skills and personal values.

The FORUM Institute for Continuing Management Education complements the degree programmes by providing a solid range of professional development options for professionals and managers.