Germany's Largest Private University for Technology
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Wilhelm Büchner University is Germany’s largest private university for technology – with more than 6,000 students. Founded in 1996, more than 300 students registered for the first course in computer science a year later. Today, Wilhelm Büchner University has four departments:
We develop high-quality degree courses that meet the needs of business, both now and in the future. We place paramount importance on coherently incorporating key skills such as management, leadership, and communication into technical degree courses. And we will continue to stand by this ethos in the future too.
We focus on supporting adults throughout their distance study program. Our students complete their degree courses alongside work, combine employment experience with career prospects, and want to continue earning money while they study. As this requires great flexibility, we offer them a study program specially tailored to the needs of professionals. Our students can take things at their own pace, giving them the opportunity to get their degree at a rhythm that suits them.Thanks to our many years of experience, we are well versed in the challenges facing working students.
Our professors, deans, and directors of studies, as well as our service team, are experts in distance and online learning, enabling us to provide you with a personalized study concept and a wealth of services.
Close partnerships with renowned companies ensure that our course content stays relevant to the demands of the real world. In-depth dialogue with numerous German and international universities supports our research and teaching, which are characterized by outstanding quality and continuous improvement.
We have ever been committed to developing courses that meet the current and future requirements of the business world. Furthermore, we strive to incorporate qualifications such as management skills, leadership and communication into our technical courses. We remain committed to these ideas now and will continue to do so in the future.
Wilhelm Büchner (1816–1892) completed an apprenticeship as a pharmacist before studying chemistry in Heidelberg and Giessen with Justus von Liebig. In his parental home in Darmstadt he had already carried out first process experiments to create coloring agents that simplified the new production method for blue dye. In 1845 he established his „ultramarine factory“ in Pfungstadt. He also participated in international fairs and was one of those honored at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855. His products were eventually delivered to almost all European countries as well as to customers in Asia and America. He quickly became a successful and prosperous entrepreneur who continued to carry out research and experiments throughout his life. He also led the way with his political and social work, which is why he is today seen as an innovator of his time.
Besides his passion for technology, innovation, uniqueness, and entrepreneurial spirit are attributes that describe Wilhelm Büchner and also define the university. Wilhelm Büchner University is more than a name – it is our unique profile. The name also aims to raise awareness of Wilhelm Büchner in his own right and not simply as the younger brother of the writer Georg Büchner, who is perhaps more widely known. Wilhelm Büchner lived and worked in the town of Pfungstadt and with the university’s name we would like to demonstrate our close relationship with the town.
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