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  • Coming Soon: UE Innovation Hub

    Coming Soon: UE Innovation Hub

    We are thrilled to announce that we are opening our first UE Innovation Hub – just 25 minutes away from Berlin‘s city centre!

    The modern and spacious building next to the SAP Think Campus provides the perfect setting for technology-driven and future-orientated Bachelor's and Master's programmes:

    Business & Digital Engineering

    BSc in Digital Media & Marketing
    BSc in Digital Business and Data Science *
    BSc in Software Engineering *

    MSc in Data Science *
    MSc in Software Engineering *
    MBA in Technology/Innovation

    Art & Design

    BA in UX/UI Design *
    BA in Digital Product Management *
    MA in Creative Computing *
    MA in Innovation Design Management
    MA in Visual & Experience Design

    * [Accreditation in preparation]

    The courses that will be offered at the UE Innovation Hub have been created to combine the latest tools and technologies with creative design solutions. The aim is to provide our students with a unique skillset that will give them an advantage in the international, competitive job market.

    Applications will be open for the winter semester 2021.

    Official address:
    UE Innovation Hub
    @Think Campus
    Konrad-Zuse-Ring 11
    14469 Potsdam

  • Information and updates: Coronavirus

    FAQs German Bureaucracy

    If you have any questions, please use email service.center@ue-germany.de.

    Applications for new bridging loans for our students must now be submitted to the Studentenwerk Potsdam, starting in November and ending in March. Applications are open to both German students and those from abroad who are enrolled at state and state-recognised higher education institutions in Germany. Depending on proven need, students can receive between 100 and 500 euros as non-repayable grants.

    BAföG-Entitled Students can receive BAföG for one more Semester

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Hotline:

    Phone: 0800 26 23 003 (only available from Germany)

    E-mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende@bmbf.bund.de


    UE would like to inform you about the current status at the university following developments in the COVID-19 situation in Germany:

    We are in daily contact with relevant local authorities and continuously update our on campus hygiene and safety measures based on their guidelines.

    Berlin: From Monday (November 2, 2020) lectures in all three departments will generally be held in an online format. You will be informed of any exceptions by your course director or lecturer. Practice formats in the Art & Design department will continue to be held in compliance with hygiene measures. You can find the updated hygiene measures below. Our campus, including the library and cafeteria, will remain open for students from Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm. (Library opening times: 10am – 4pm, cafeteria opening time: 8am – 4pm)

    Hamburg: From Wednesday (December 16, 2020) lectures in all three departments will generally be held in an online format. You will be informed of any exceptions by your course director or lecturer. Practice formats in the Art & Design department will continue to be held in compliance with hygiene measures. Our campus will remain open for you as students. 

    In order to avoid unnecessary waiting times in the services (Examination Office, International Office, Career Centre, etc.) and group formations on campus in the current situation, please make an appointment in advance by e-mail or telephone.

    When visiting the campus, please adhere to the present hygiene measures and the general AHA rules for your own protection and the protection of your fellow human beings.

    If you feel unwell, have the typical symptoms of corona, or if you are entering Germany from a foreign risk area and have not fulfilled the 14-day quarantine, you are not permitted to enter the campus. In this case, we will support you via the online campus with all the necessary information about your studies and provide you with digital assistance as usual. Many thanks for your cooperation!

    For all those who cannot come to the campus for health reasons and for all those who have not yet been able to enter Germany, teaching is completely live and digital. The UE thus enables further study without any loss of time. For this purpose, we have formulated a so-called UE Study Guarantee for our students.


    Here you can find our hygiene rules and protection concepts:

    Hygiene Rules on Campus

    Protection Concept Campus Berlin

    Protection Concept Campus Hamburg

    Protection Concept Campus Iserlohn

    What should I do in case of infection?

  • Alma del Banco Prize winter semester 2020/21

    Alma del Banco Prize winter semester 2020/21

    For the fourth time, the Alma del Banco Prize has been awarded by the Forum für Künstlernachlässe Hamburg (FKN) in recognition of the best bachelor's thesis of the department Art & Design at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE). The FKN, which has existed in Hamburg since 2003, has always tried to support graduates of Hamburg art schools whilst also preserving artists' estates. For more than ten years, the FKN has offered a studio scholarship at Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, regularly participated in the Forum exhibitions, and has now presented this award. The award is associated with important Hamburg artists.

    Alma del Banco was born in Hamburg in 1863. Although she was a founding member of the "Hamburg Secession" in 1919, she had to endure exclusion from the Hamburg Artists' Association in 1933 because of her Jewish roots. In addition, in 1937 her works were confiscated from the Hamburg Kunsthalle as part of the Nazi exhibition campaign, "Degenerate Art". In 1943, Alma del Banco ended her life in Hamburg after receiving the deportation order.   

    Jury (left to right)

    Andy Heller was born in Augsburg and lives in Berlin. Andy has studied photography at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design College University, Farnham, Great Britain (BA (Hons) Photography 1999) as well as fine arts in the Photography department at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, with Prof. Joachim Brohm (Diploma 2004, Master Student 2006). Since then, Andy has been a freelance artist and has held exhibitions in Germany and abroad. In 2002, Andy started working as a picture editor (DIE ZEIT, ZEIT Geschichte, DUMMY, dekoder.org and others). In 2011, she got involved in exhibition conception and curation (producer gallery LORIS 2011-2017); after this she went freelance.

    Emmanuel Mir was born in Toulon (F) and is the director of the Landesbüro für Bildende Kunst (LaB K). LaB K is an institution of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, which offers an extensive programme for the professionalisation and consultation of visual artists*. Emmanuel Mir first studied art at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and became a master student of David Rabinowitch. Later, he studied art history in Düsseldorf, where he received his doctorate on the function of art in private sector organisations. Before joining LaB K, he was a lecturer in art history at various universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, curated exhibitions and published texts on art and the sociology of art in specialist journals and catalogues. Independent publications include: "Das outgesourcte Museum" (2006), "Petites Résistances - Rebellion as an Art Form" (2013), "Kunst Unternehmen Kunst" (2014).

    Ayhan Salar was born in Izmir/Turkey and has lived in Germany since 1973. He studied social pedagogy in Bremen (diploma 1989) as well as cultural studies, art history and philosophy (1989-1992) at the University of Bremen. After this, he went on to study free visual arts (film) at the HfK Bremen (diploma 1997). In 2005 and 2006, Ayhan held a lectureship at the HfK Bremen. In 2018, he became a curator at the Altona Museum. Since 1991, he has been working on numerous international films as a producer, writer, director and image designer. Ayhan is also a member of the European Film Academy. Photo: Salar, Ayhan by_Orhan_Simsek