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From Berufsakademie to Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mosbach
As of March 1st, 2009, the Berufsakademie (BA) Baden-Wuerttemberg, in accordance with the National Higher Education Law in the Dual Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) converted and thus gained university status. The now Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg is the first dual, practice integrated university in Germany. The DHBW is, like all other universities, a public corporation and a state institution.
The dual studies program consisting of both theory and practice will continue as usual, gaining only additional benefits and advantages from the new identity. The conversion to dual university status means the new institution can grant academic degrees and partake in more intensive research projects with collaborating enterprises. This will result in cutting edge opportunities for students, faculty and partnering organizations. The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University offers a broad spectrum of bachelor degree programs in the fields of business, engineering, and social work. All the degree programs are worth 210 ECTS credits and count as intensive programs.
With the name change comes multiple innovations such as:
- Participating companies are now considered a part of the institution and can become more involved in the education of the students.
- The university has the ability to grant dual degrees.
- The DHBW now receives grants for cooperative research projects allowing cutting edge opportunities and continuing improvement.
Read more about the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg institution as a whole by visiting http://www.dhbw.de/information-in-english/.