In 1996, the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein became an independent university of applied sciences. It was originally part of the University of Applied Sciences of the Rhineland Palatinate, founded in 1971.
With more than 4,500 students and about 80 teachers in four departments, it is actively integrated into the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Its range of courses includes studies in the areas of economic and social sciences. The relevance of the study courses on practice has been one of the most important focuses right from the beginning, combined with an international orientation. In a dialogue with the economy and its needs, the range of courses is being expanded continually.
The university's competence lies in the business management courses with an international alignment. There is an intense meditation on business management functions at the focus of most study courses.
The University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein signed the Charta of Diversity in December 2010. The University of Applied Sciences now belongs to a group of approx. 900 companies and public facilities who consider the introduction of a corporate culture based on recognition and valuation of diversity to be a key factor for their success. In this context, the University of Applied Sciences considers diversity in its culture and processes, informs and raises awareness among its employees, and reports regularly on current trends, conferences, projects, and many activities.
The University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein stands for...
- mutual respect and valuation
- living diversity and equal opportunities
- reflection and designed change
- dialogue orientation and open-mindedness
- ability to handle criticism and participation
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About the city
Ludwigshafen is a city in the south-west of Germany. It is located on the River Rhine, opposite Mannheim, and has nearly 164,000 inhabitants. The city is well known as the headquarters of the world's largest chemical company, BASF. With Mannheim and Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen is one of the three big cities of the Rhine-Neckar Region, which is the seventh largest economic region in Germany, with 2.3 million inhabitants.
The harbor of Ludwigshafen/Mannheim is Europe's second largest inland harbor. Due to its excellent infrastructure connections by river, rail, or road, the core competencies of the location are logistics and traffic engineering as well as the chemical industry and health care.