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Pforzheim University



Today’s design faculty can look back on nearly 140 years of tradition and trace its roots to the Grand Ducal Crafts School, which was founded in 1877. At the turn of the 20th century, the students were taught in the tradition of an architectural draughtsman’s school. The curriculum ranged from shading techniques and the theory of ornamental forms to the design of crafts objects. 


Pforzheim University offers 28 bachelor's and 19 master's degree programs in the schools of Design, Engineering, and Business and Law. It enjoys a high level of acceptance in research and teaching, which also results from the good supervision ratio. 


Our research institutes at glance - research on relevant cross-sectional topics

  • The STI - Institute for Precious and Technology Metals, Test Laboratory for Material Testing is a testing laboratory accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. 
  • The HEED - Institute for Human Engineering and Empathic Design aims to strengthening the start-up culture in Germany and enabling students to develop into innovative and entrepreneurial personalities. 
  • The IfP - Institute for Human Resources Research sees itself as a contact for companies in questions of human resources management. 
  • The INEC - Institute for Industrial Ecology analyzes energy and material flows at the interface of technosphere and ecosphere.  


The Career Center of Pforzheim University provides students with professional career orientation, improves their key qualifications, promotes their professionalism in career planning as well as the application process and intensifies their network competence.

For companies, the Career Center is a central point of contact not only in the search for young talent, but also projects in collaboration with the university. The strong link between university and industry supports graduates in their transition from studies to work and improves their prospects of finding and occupation, which matches their skills and personality.

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Housing services

International students have to take care of the accommodation for the duration of their stay in Pforzheim independently. To do so there are different options presented below. The application for a room in one of the student halls will not be accomplished through the International Programs Office but has to be addressed directly to the administration of the respective student hall. The International Programs Office will gladly assist students with the room search but cannot offer the services of a housing office.

Library services

The university library provides you with:

  • Textbooks, study literature, journals, newspapers, theses, standards, movies- positioned according to topics
  • Learning spaces - single and groups
  • Search-terminals, printer, scanner, terminals for lending transactions, return box
  • Access to electronic fulltexts, library catalogues and databases

ICT services

Our Campus IT will be pleased to help you with any questions or issues concerning our IT infrastucture on campus (e.g. your university account, your personal E-mail inbox). 


The Pforzheim Business School's degree programs are accredited through AQAS – “Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes”, Cologne, Germany. AQAS is authorized by the German Accreditation Council.

Student Reviews

About Studying Software Developnent
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a good experience at my university because, teaching was more of practical and the lecturers were from big companies like Microsoft, Playtech, Facebook and etc

Very international and qualitative Bachelor's programme!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience at University Pforzheim was very positive. The quality of the lectures as well as the administrative support was great. The study program included an internship and a semester abroad, which I absolved in Beijing. In sum, I really enjoyed studying in Pforzheim because of the broad possibilities and unforgettable experience.

Classes are great
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The experience at Hochschule Pforzheim was very good academically. I do wish there were more student services.

Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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