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Steinbeis University

The Steinbeis-Hochschule, or also known as the Steinbeis University, is a private, state-recognized university founded in 1998 in Berlin.

The Steinbeis University primarily offers part-time degree and non-degree courses through its Transfer Institutes, both in Berlin as well as across Germany. In addition to undergraduate courses, the Steinbeis University’s curriculum includes master’s courses, certificate courses, and the possibility to complete doctoral studies.


Through strengthening the links between the scientific world and the industry, Steinbeis University aims to increase competitiveness among the students and the companies beyond the pure knowledge transfer and application. The core of the concept is built on an accompanying project-competency study: the students engage in projects with their companies in order to transfer their study contents and insights into practice.

Organizational Structure

The university is directed by its president, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Abendschein. He is assisted by the university council with representatives from the industry, science, and politics. It is operated by the Steinbeis-Hochschule-Berlin GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the Steinbeis Foundation.

The Steinbeis University follows the principles of the Steinbeis Foundation in operating several local Steinbeis Transfer Institutes (STI), with managerial and financial independence within the general principles laid out by the Steinbeis University. There are currently around 100 independent STIs