The University of Applied Sciences of the Saarland (HTW) is located in Saarbr├╝cken, in the South-West of Germany, close to France and Luxemburg. HTW is a public institution, founded in 1807 with an overall student enrolment across all disciplines of approximately 3500 students. The University runs two campuses in Saarbr├╝cken. HTW can take credit for having been a pioneer in shaping binational degree programs for many years. As a result it is home of the unique DFHI/ISFATES, the only German-French Higher Education institution with fully integrated double degree programs. HTW is offering accredited Bachelor and Master degree programs which include a compulsory internship period in industry. The practical orientation is one of the strongest features of our training programs and creating excellent career opportunities for graduates. The key to our success is our long-lasting intense cooperation with industry, the academic excellence of our teaching staff and our worldwide network of partner institutions.
The University can trace its origins to a School of mining established in Saarbr├╝cken in 1807. It started as "Ecole pratique des mines" which was an institution for foremen. As the Mining School of Saarbr├╝cken it shaped the lifes of miners and the mining industry in the Saar region for more than 100 years. In 1927 the School's degree programme was extended to the training in Mechanical and Electrical engineering. With the reannexation of the Saarland to Germany in 1935, the School was named in German "Staatliche H├Âhere Lehranstalt".
After WW II the "State School of Engineering" was on the forefront of the training for engineers in the Saarland and the important and very prestigious pillar of the "Fachhochschule des Saarlandes" in the seventies. HTW, Hochschule f├╝r Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes is the official German name since 1991 for the University of Applied Sciences, Saarbr├╝cken.
Our mission is to provide a solid education and training that prepares our graduates to succeed in the global world of work. Foreign languages are integrated in nearly all degree programmes to prepare students for their study abroad program and for the challenges of the international markets. For that purpose internationalisation is starting at home: HTW is attracting visiting scholars to enhance the richness and diversity of teaching and research. The percentage of international students is significantly higher than the national average. Currently students from over 51 countries are enrolled at HTW. The University will continue to make great strides in its efforts to become more international.
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