With the establishment of the DHBW Center for Advanced Studies (DHBW CAS) in Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) combines its postgraduate work-study programmes under one roof. The DHBW CAS also offers continuing education opportunities; on top of that, both the Center for Higher Education Teaching and Lifelong Learning (CHL) and the DHBW Test Center (for admission and aptitude tests) as a business area of the CHL are based there.
The DHBW CAS is a service centre for studying and teaching; it sees itself as an organisational unit consisting of staff at the DHBW CAS in Heilbronn, across the DHBW locations and at the DHBW headquarters. The DHBW CAS allows the central organisation, coordination and implementation of all DHBW master’s degree programmes as well as other continuing education opportunities in close cooperation with the nine locations and three campuses of DHBW.
The DHBW CAS is based on Bildungscampus Heilbronn.
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg / DHBW ) is the first higher education institution in Germany which combines on-the-job training and academic studies and, therefore, achieves a close integration of theory and practice, both being components of cooperative education. With around 34,000 enrolled students, over 9,000 partner companies and more than 145,000 graduates, DHBW counts as one of the largest higher education institutions in the German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The university's official seat is in Stuttgart. Based on the US State University System, the organizational structure of DHBW is unique in Germany for it comprises both the central (DHBW headquarters) and the local level (DHBW locations and campuses). Throughout its nine locations and three campuses, the university offers a broad range of undergraduate study programmes in the field of business, engineering, and social work. All degree programmes are both nationally and internationally accredited.