Mission Statement

Mission Statement
of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Founded in 1848 by Carl Remigius Fresenius, and with its roots in the Fresenius Chemical Laboratory, Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences can look back on an over 165-year-old tradition in privately funded education in Germany. This makes it the oldest educational chemistry institute of its kind. True to the intent of its founder, it combines teaching, research, and practical application. The name Fresenius stands for practically oriented teaching closely linked to applied research and development. This holds true for the long-standing Faculty of Chemistry & Biology, the Faculties of Health & Social Affairs and of Economics & Media, both established in 1997/98, and also for the new Faculty of Design, which was integrated in 2013.

On this basis, and in coordination with professional partners as well as in communication with associations, alumni and students, Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences has continuously evolved its range of courses and its strategic direction. In doing so, it pursues the goals of sustainability and innovation in equal measure, true to its motto: “Teaching and research with practical relevance, bringing an international environment to life, challenging and supporting our students!”


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Our Teaching and Research

Our degree courses, together with the training and further education opportunities we offer, impart the scientific knowledge and skills required in the respective faculty, taking into consideration the current and future demands of the job market. Students apply their theoretical technical knowledge and our research when gaining practical experience. Based on their study progress, we involve students in our practical research projects.

We regard ourselves as an internationally active university focusing on cooperation and practical application. We are actively involved in shaping tertiary education in Europe. Not only do we network at national and international level, but our teaching, research and practical application is also interdisciplinary and team-oriented.

Our Students


Our various degree courses qualify our students to assume responsible positions in their respective occupational fields and to continue their academic training. We set high standards for our students to challenge their commitment. As a private university, we offer them high quality teaching and personal guidance. We create the conditions and the framework required to successfully finish your studies in a shorter period of time.

With our extensive international network of research, teaching, and practical application partners, we explicitly promote and support the mobility of our students and their acquisition of linguistic and intercultural skills. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences has many years of experience in promoting lifelong learning. From initial academic training to part-time and Master’s degrees, further training concepts and doctorate co-operation arrangements—we offer all of our students flexible modules for studying, enabling them to achieve their personal development goals.

Our Staff


The knowledge, abilities, and experience of our staff are the key requirements for attaining the high standards and relevance of the course contents we offer.

We encourage individual development of our staff members on the basis of a trustworthy management culture. This personal development focuses on the ongoing attainment and development of technical, methodical, and teaching skills.

Our Social Responsibility


Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences is fully aware of its role as an educational institution embedded in diverse social structures and processes.

Our degree courses serve to initiate and reflect in equal measure the developments of the information society, the job market, and the campuses’ local environment.

Sustainability & Quality Assurance in our Work


Future economic viability and the sustainability of what we do are vital for preserving the independent standing of Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences that is necessary for its teaching and research activities. We safeguard and develop the quality of our processes with the aid of various evaluation and communication tools on the basis of a certified management system.

Our goal is to actively shape the changes taking place in the education sector. In doing so, we take into consideration not only the interests of our students, but also the requirements and needs of the job market and of employers.


It Takes time
To become An Institution

Hochschule Fresenius was established in Wiesbaden in 1848. Today, we have around 15,000 academic and vocational college students. We have added campuses in Idstein, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Heidelberg and New York – and with our new campus in Wiesbaden, our story comes full circle. We have continued to develop for more than 170 years and have never lost sight of our goals.

We aim to provide as many young people as possible with a well-founded academic and practical education. Following in the tradition of our founder, we ensure that our teaching is consistently tailored to the latest findings and to the needs of both society and the working world. Our applied research is closely connected to this teaching. We believe in innovation and sustainability, entrepreneurial approach and actions, internationality and advancement through education. Tradition meets innovation. Since 1848.

In its many years of history, Hochschule Fresenius has introduced numerous educational innovations that have significantly shaped its development.


Carl Remigius Fresenius establishes the “Chemische Laboratorium Fresenius” with affiliated chemistry school in Wiesbaden.


Women are admitted to study for the first time.


Recognized by the state as a privately sponsored University of Applied Sciences.


Hochschule Fresenius moves from Wiesbaden to Idstein.


The Faculty of Economics & Media and the Faculty of Health & Social Affairs are established.


The Cologne campus opens.


Hamburg and Munich campus open.


Hochschule Fresenius receives institutional accreditation from the German Council of Science and Humanities.


Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main campus open, along with the liaison office in New York.


The Faculty of Design is established as Hochschule Fresenius merges with AMD Akademie Mode & Design.


The Berlin campus opens.


Distance learning programs are introduced. Hochschule Fresenius receives system accreditation.


The New York study center opens. Reaccreditation for a further five years by the German Council of Science and Humanities.


Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg opens.


Hochschule Fresenius celebrates its 170th and Carl Remigius Fresenius‘ 200th birthday.


The Wiesbaden campus opens.

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