Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Science: Technology, Business and Design


Wismar University is a state higher education institution established in 1908 as an engineering academy. It looks back on a more than 100-year-old tradition in the Engineering education. In 1992 the Maritime Academy in Rostock/Warnemünde with a tradition of more than 150 years of maritime education merged with Wismar University.

Wismar University has about 450 staff members and about 8.500 students, who study on-campus or off-campus in distance education programmes. The university stands on educational pillars of Technology, Business and Design. Scientific disciplines range from the traditional one like electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and business administration to modern topics such as multimedia technology, communications design and media or architectural design.

Wismar University plays a key role as a regional competence centre in education, research and innovation with strong orientation on international collaborations and networking activities. Acting as an active partner of Bologna Process Wismar University has implemented many reforms to modernise University following the Lisbon Strategy of the European Union. Wismar University (HSW) is already on the way to become an entrepreneurial university. Since 2000 Wismar University (HSW) has been supporting the entrepreneurial mind-set on campus. Wismar University (HSW) promotes the implementation of the new educational paradigms such as student-centered education and competence-based approach in designing and realisation of engineering degree study programmes in engineering education in Germany. Wismar University (HSW) facilitates the integration of Internal Quality Management into engineering degree study programmes in engineering education. Wismar University (HSW) has gained a wide range of experience on such issues as university-industry-business co-operation as well as the community affairs.

Department involved



Department of Mechanical Engineering



Keywords: Transport, transport systems, logistics.

Contact Person: Prof. Norbert Gruenwald.


Email:  norbert.gruenwald@hs-wismar.de

Web address: http://www.hs-wismar.de

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Photo Name and Surname Title email
  Norbert Gruenwald Professor of Mathematics and Operations Research at Department of Mechanical Engineering / Process and Environmental Engineering of Hochschule Wismar (Wismar University) norbert.gruenwald@hs-wismar.de
  Manfred Ahn Prof. Dr. Ing.  



Main international publication of the team