Our mission statement consists of the following four key success factors
The IU International University of Applied Sciences is geared to the demands of the global market
Studying at the IU International University of Applied Sciences makes careers in a global environment possible. We live out this credo in that English is the teaching language and the language used on our campus . We also impart internationality with many other distinguishing features:
- Our experts and faculty from around the world teach both technical know-how and soft skills
- We maintain multiple collaborations with partner universities in Europe, America, Australia and Asia
- At the IU languages in international demand are taught at advanced levels by native speakers and additional intercultural communication competence is developed
- There are currently students from over 85 countries on our campuses
For our students, our international commitment pays off in many ways. Approx. 75% of our graduates, work successfully in an international environment.
The close integration of theory and practice ensures excellent career prospects
At the IU International University of Applied Sciences practical orientation is experienced firsthand. The curriculum has multiple facets which reflect this, for example, the inclusion of internship semesters, discussions and lectures with experts from industry and excursions to companies. The integration of theory and practice is a daily reality for every student. In the context of its lectures the IU offers project work and case studies.
Many of the benefits of studying at the IU are possible due to the close cooperation that the IU International University of Applied Sciences and its faculty maintain with industry . Our faculty has contact to all DAX 30 companies, is recognised in the international market, and well connected in a network with over 1.000 business partners.
Reputation & Quality
Numerous certificates and awards confirm the excellent IU International University of Applied Sciences reputation
On a regular basis the IU International University of Applied Sciences achieves top scores in evaluations. Reputable accreditations , partnerships and memberships indicate the high quality of the university and its programmes.
In 2009, as part of its institutional accreditation, the IU received the highest seal of quality from the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat): unconditional accreditation
for 10 years.
The IU International University of Applied Sciences is accredited by the Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and received for five of its study programmes five golden FIBAA premium seals so far. Therefore IU is one of the leading universities in Germany to be awarded five or more premium seals.
In 2012 the IU International University of Applied Sciences also received the seal of quality from the Hanseatic Certification Agency which certified IU International University of Applied Sciences study programmes as a way to obtain vocational education and training.
In 2012 the IU University of Applied Sciences was also honoured as best cooperation partner of the Association of Internet Travel Sales ( Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V./VIR ).
The IU International University of Applied Sciences is a founding member of the global network "Hotel Schools of Distinction" (formerly "Leading Hotel Schools of the World") and the only German university in the network. It is also the first and so far only, German university whose double degree tourism study programmes have been certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The IU University of Applied Sciences is a member of the academic network "Global Compact" of the United Nations, the "Council for Hospitality Management Education" (CHME) and founding member of the "Quality Circle Events Studies". In the field of business administration the IU University of Applied Sciences consistently ranks in the top group. In the current CHE Ranking
the IU achieved top scores: in the category “overall study conditions” (grade 1.6) and in the category “practical orientation” (1.7).
Graduates of the IU International University of Applied Sciences are in high demand on the job market
The results of our survey of graduates in 2015 speak for themselves: 87 percent of our graduates find a job within the first three months and after two years 80 percent already have management responsibilities.
These excellent results are based on the fact that in addition to teaching professional expertise we focus on training social and intercultural competence. When students go abroad with this knowledge they can then deal with intercultural challenges with much more ease.
The short duration of the study programme and studying in small learning groups is also advantageous for entering the professional world. These conditions are facilitative for exchange among students and proximity to faculty - essentials for effective learning.
IU International University of Applied Sciences is proud of its graduates who can now look back on impressive careers. Their career paths are as varied as the job profiles of our degree programmes.