Hamburg University of Applied Sciences


Developing sustainable solutions to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the goal of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), northern Germany’s leading applied sciences university when it comes to reflective practice. Our central focus is the excellence of our teaching and our degree courses. Simultaneously, HAW Hamburg is continuing to develop its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 countries help make HAW Hamburg what it is, and our diversity is our particular strength.

Facts & figures

HAW Hamburg has around 17,000 students,with 400 professors and 900 research associates and lecturers engaged in teaching and research. HAW Hamburg offers more than 70 degree courses leading to certified Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees at an international standard and with a large practical component. Our professors bring long years of practical experience in industry, business and public institutions to their work.

17,000 students

400 professors

70 degree courses

4 faculties


The university educates the academic specialists and managers of tomorrow in four faculties: Design, Media and Information (DMI), Life Sciences (LS),Engineering and Computer Science (TI) and Business and Social Sciences (WS).


HAW Hamburg is an international university. More than 2,500 students come from abroad – from more than 100 countries. HAW Hamburg maintains partnerships with 190 universities. It has a longstanding cooperation with the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology (USST) HAW Hamburg a member of the CARPE Network. CARPE stands for “Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education” – a cooperation between five leading European applied sciences research universities in Germany, the United Kingdom, Finland, the Netherlands and Spain.


HAW Hamburg continues to develop its profile as an applied sciences research university. Its research focuses are on energy and sustainability, health and nutrition, mobility and transport, and IT communication and media.

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)

Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg



HAW Hamburg

HAW Hamburg is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany, thriving on diversity, especially through its broad approach: here, technical and humanities knowledge are closely intertwined. Working with HAW Hamburg, we want to make the simultaneous practical relevance of its work even more tangible and transparent. We therefore support the transfer to the outside world of the various sustainable solutions created in the departments.