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At a Glance


Guiding Principle of the University of Siegen

The overall goal of the University of Siegen is to contribute to a humane future and to take responsibility for people and society. This is reflected in the guiding principle of the University of Siegen: shaping a humane future.

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It is in the self-concept of the University of Siegen to link regional responsibility for education, training and societal issues with the internationally customary claims on teaching, study, research and knowledge transfer, and to pursue the evolution of these issues as a permanent task.

This includes:

  • the targeted promotion of students and young academics
  • the independence and freedom of scientific research and teaching
  • the promotion of the idea of the European Higher Education Area, internationality and mobility
  • the interdisciplinary research and teaching
  • the professionalisation of teacher training
  • the establishment of a quality culture
  • the commitment to diversity and equal opportunities
  • as well as the principle of participation and co-responsibility.

Here you will find the the development plan of the University of Siegen.

Studies and Teaching

The University of Siegen has gained in attractiveness in the past few years – as the significant increase in student numbers proves. From architecture to business engineering, the university offers a versatile, high-quality program.

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There are possibilities for setting individual priorities and interdisciplinary study components across all study programs. Students receive individual and competent support and advice - from the choice of courses to the organisation and successful completion of their studies. They have many opportunities at the university to get actively involved and apply that which was learned.

The University of Siegen has interesting research areas, which are taught in corresponding degree programs. The offer is also characterized by numerous extraordinary study programs, which in their combination form a unique feature, nationwide. One example is the study program "Plural Economics", which also imparts knowledge in areas such as communication, ethics or organizational development.

The University of Siegen has interesting research foci, which are taught in corresponding courses of studies. In addition, the offer is characterized by numerous extraordinary courses of studies, which in their combination form a unique selling point nationwide. One example is the "Plural Economics" course, which, in addition to business management knowledge, also teaches knowledge in areas such as communication, ethics or organisational development.

The various study programs in the field of media sciences are very popular. A large number of students choose the University of Siegen as a place of study in order to profit from the broad and well-founded range of courses offered.

A further profile area is the outstanding teacher training with focus on special education. The Center for Teacher Training and Educational Research (ZLB) coordinates and organizes, as a central scientific institution of the university, the interdisciplinary teacher education courses across the different schools.

With its course "German and European Economic Law", the university has successfully introduced another innovative approach. The study combines business administration with economic law and thus represents an alternative to classical study programs. The University of Siegen also offers a series of English language courses as an internationally oriented university..


The research profile of the university is oriented along the guidiing principle "Shaping a Humane Future" and is structured into seven thematically oriented, transdisciplinary profile areas:

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