PFH Private University of Applied Sciences, established in 1995, is a state-recognized university that focuses on training and educating future managers and specialists in key technologies. Employability is at the center of all its endeavors. The university’s philosophy is that personal mastery, academic excellence, and practical knowledge and experience are essential to becoming a responsibly-acting professional. This may only be achieved through individual attention combined with theoretically founded and practice-oriented teaching. With career and coaching services as well as individual mentoring embedded into the university’s structure, all study programs are characterized by their practical and economic relevance, their internationality and a pronounced orientation towards careers.
PFH offers a total of 17 on-campus or distance-learning study programs in business, engineering, psychology, and healthcare technology at both bachelor’s and master’s level. More than 2,200 students study either on campus in Göttingen, Hansecampus Stade or Berlin or at one of the 12 distance-learning centers located in Germany and Austria. Thanks to its efficiently organized, practice and market-oriented study programs, graduates of PFH are in great demand with companies. 99% of young PFH professionals start their jobs immediately after graduation. The university is in close cooperation with academic organizations, research institutes and private businesses at both national and international level, thus providing an ideal platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of know-how and practice-oriented teaching.
Campuses and Areas of Study
Business | Healthcare Technology | Orthobionics
Psychology and Business Psychology
PFH Campus Göttingen offers all the benefits of a small, dynamic university within the inspiring environment of one of the most renowned university towns in Germany. Blessed with a young population of 125,000 people, 30,000 of whom are students, today, Göttingen is a hotspot in research. The city has numerous R&D institutes, including five Max Planck Institutes and the German Aerospace Centre. Over the centuries, it has bred 44 Nobel laureates, the latest of whom won the prize in 2014. Several leading high-tech companies, especially in measurement technologies, automotive supplies and bionic mobility, have their base in Göttingen. The campus is in the immediate vicinity of downtown Göttingen where sports, cultural events, and an exciting nightlife ensure a leisure time well spent. With Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt at its doors, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Prague, and London are only a stone-throw away
PFH Hansecampus Stade
Engineering | Business
PFH Hansecampus Stade is located in CFK-Valley, a world-leading cluster of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) technology, and comprises 3,000sqm of lecture halls, conference and seminar rooms, and state-of-the-art laboratories. Home to key operations of Airbus and over 100 other European companies in the field of composites, all CFRP process chain stages including R&D, production and recycling take place here. With a 1,000-year-old history and high density of high-tech industries, Stade is a city that hovers between tradition and innovation. As part of the metropolitan region of Hamburg, Stade provides an ideal location for industry and science while offering its inhabitants of about 50,000 the advantages of both a small town and a big city. Short distances combined with an excellent infrastructure provide ideal conditions for living, working and studying. Moreover, the old town center, its street cafés, and bars lend Stade a unique and charming character.
The capital city of Germany has more to offer than just the hubbub of federal politics: from a consolidated business network to unimaginable cultural extravagances, from an untempered nightlife to midday concerts, Berlin has everything a true world city could aspire to. Campus Berlin offers state-of-the-art infrastructure in an excellent location. In line with our policy of providing students with individual mentoring, the campus and the study programs are designed for small cohorts. While benefitting from individual attention on campus, thanks to the university’s various collaborations students also enjoy the services of Berlin’s student union and have access to other facilities, such as the university library of TU Berlin.
Business | Psychology and Business Psychology
PFH study world is a unique concept. Students get to know a university which has transferred years of experience and expertise in on-campus study programs to distance-learning programs, thereby guaranteeing the highest teaching standards. Our programs incorporate all the elements that are essential to a successful career. While full-time professors and experienced lecturers in industry ensure the programs’ academic excellence and practical relevance, a mature blended learning concept provides students with the required flexibility. PFH’s blended learning concept incorporates a proven mix of various teaching methods, 12 distance-learning centers spread around the country, the virtual Campus and a range of student services designed to support students in the organization of their extra-occupational studies.
The university’s internationalization is marked by an increasing number of partnerships with top universities worldwide. Cooperation includes student and faculty exchange, research, and dual award programs. In striving to offer its students further great possibilities to gain indispensable experience abroad through its international partners in industry and academia, PFH is committed to expanding its network.