SRH Hochschule Heidelberg

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SRH University Heidelberg

Your dreams are what motivate us

Our goal is for you to successfully complete your degree and live your life without any worries, allowing you to start on the next chapter of your life – confidently and independently. Passion for this goal drives our work. Every single day. 

SRH University Heidelberg
SRH University Heidelberg

About us

We continually take the time to work with you personally to help you reach your goals. We employ our proven CORE Principle to structure all study goals and exam formats, as well as learning and teaching methods, to make studying enjoyable and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your studies. In doing so, our university received the Genius Loci Award for Excellence in Teaching from Stifterverband and the Volkswagen Foundation in 2018.

At our University, you can choose from over 40 innovative degree programmes in the areas of computer science, media and design, business administration, engineering and architecture, the social sciences, law, therapy and psychology. As one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany, we are part of a strong network of eight universities in all. Six SRH universities of applied sciences in Germany – in Berlin, Fürth, Gera, Heidelberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Riedlingen – as well as SRH Paraguay and the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Wiesbaden Oestrich-Winkel. 

Prof. Carsten Diener Rektor SRH Hochschule Heidelberg
Studying is the beginning of an extraordinary process of learning that our students benefit from personally as well as professionally. They begin to understand their own abilities better and build on them through methodical and professional guidance.
Prof. Dr. Carsten Diener, President of SRH University Heidelberg
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Our CORE Principle
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Our CORE Principle

A degree programme that puts you at the centre

Study according to the CORE Principle! Application-oriented learning in small teams, step-by-step skills development in five-week sprints and individual support from lecturers.

Pure frontal teaching is not practised at SRH. Instead, our lecturers act as your personal learning coaches. Together, you’ll not only delve into the subject matter, but also hone your soft and hard skills. To do so, we rely on direct communication. Personalised advice, digital exchange and regular feedback are all very important to us.

About the CORE Principle
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Our values
A passion for life.

We are a part of SRH, a non-profit foundation working in the areas of education and health. For us, success is not just higher, faster, farther. We combine our social responsibilities with commercial exchange.

For more than 50 years

We guide people on their own individual path

Pointing people towards their future, supporting them in maximising their employment potential, and individually shaping their education – this is what we are passionate about. Founded in 1969, SRH University Heidelberg originally concentrated on rehabilitation in employment. 40 students from engineering, 60 from business administration and 30 from architecture came to us that first year to study. Today, there are over 3,400 students from 65 countries who are preparing for their careers with us. They have put their trust in our innovative study model, for which we received the Genius Loci Award for Excellence in Teaching from Stifterverband in 2018. Today, just as then, we are guiding them on their path to the future with passion.

They have helped shape the development of our university: our presidents

  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Diener (since May 2020)
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Rade (2017-2020)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Winterberg (2008-2017)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hahn (1980-2008)
  • Prof. Horst Methner (1972-1980)
  • Prof. Werner Herrmann (1968-1972)
  • Prof. Fritz Schulz-Linkholdt (Gründungsrektor)
My passion for life? Education and health. You will be tomorrow what you eat and study today. Every little step you take is a big one for your future.
Jeyhuna Sultanova, Erasmus-Studentin