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About us

Who we are

SRH Hochschule Berlin was founded in 2002 and was the first provider of Bachelor programmes in the Berlin area.

Today, the university of applied sciences offers 21 Bachelor, Master and MBA programmes to its 1000 students - in German and English and with different business focuses. 

SRH Hochschule Berlin is famous for its international orientation. 40% of our teaching staff and students come from abroad and provide different cultural perspectives from around the globe.

We have close relations to various partner universities and renowned companies in Germany and abroad. 

SRH Hochschule Berlin is part of SRH, a civil law foundation based in Heidelberg. SRH, with its 3 universities in Berlin and 2000 students in total,  is one of the leading higher education providers in Berlin. 

At a glance Figures, data, facts

Foundation: 2002 (former name OTA-Hochschule)

Operating since: winter semester 2002 with 78 students

Institutional accreditation by the Scientific Advisory Council (Wissenschaftsrat): first-time in 2009, received maximum reaccreditation (10 years) in 2016

Campuses: 2 - in Berlin and Dresden 

No. of students: about 1000, incl. 180 in Dresden

Accredited study programmes: 13 Bachelor programmes, 7 Master and MBA programmes

Operating company: SRH Hochschulen Berlin GmbH

1st president of the university: Ms Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth (2005-2010)

Managing Director: Dr. Thorsten Bagschik

What sets us apart

International focus 

Our international orientation is our main focus. It is reflected by our teaching staff and students who come from more than 60 nations. We all get to know different perspectives and have the opportunity to train our intercultural skills. Compulsory language classes in English or Spanish and the international content of the study programmes broaden our students' horizon.

Excellent study conditions

Teaching at SRH is characterised by innovative course contents, small groups and mutual exchange. Our professors are experts in their field and are committed to help their students succeed.

Personal development

Personality is as important for the professional success as expertise and leadership skills. We teach our students how to solve problems with an interdisciplinary and goal-oriented mindset. The development of organisation and communication skills is of utmost importance to us. During the seminars our students can practise new techniques before they apply them in projects and internships.

Broad range of services

We want our students to focus on their studies. That's why we aim to reduce bureaucratic hurdles and provide different support services and service facilities to our students. We help each and every student in chosing an internship, spending a semester abroad or finding different financing options.