Bildungscampus of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation
The Bildungscampus of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation is a place of lifelong learning. It houses a wide variety of educational institutions with an ideal combination of study programmes and continuing education opportunities.
The Akademie für Innovative Bildung und Management (Academy for Innovative Education and Management, aim), a non-profit institution for continuing education designated for teachers, early childhood educators, parents and pupils, is one of the institutions accommodated at the Bildungscampus. With its activities, the aim pursues the objective of positively shaping the educational situation in the region. Its vision: “Best possible educational opportunities for all children and young people”.
The German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS), too, is accommodated at the Bildungscampus. The state-recognised private school offers part-time master’s degree programmes for working professionals and educates future managers and business leaders. GGS also provides executive education programmes tailored to the needs of the economy, which represent a major contribution to sustainable business success and the region’s economic growth.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been present with a university campus in Heilbronn since the 2018/2019 winter semester. The focus of the programmes taught at the Bildungscampus is on the management of digital technologies, entrepreneurship and family businesses. In addition to a doctoral programme and continuing education master’s degree programmes, the TUM campus in Heilbronn offers undergraduate study courses as well as consecutive master’s degree programmes.
The Bildungscampus also houses two higher education institutions of Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, DHBW): DHBW Heilbronn and DHBW CAS. Initially established as a branch in 2010, DHBW Heilbronn has become an important destination for the food industry with its career-integrated bachelor’s degree programmes. Besides Business Administration-Food Management, DHBW Heilbronn offers the courses Business Administration-Commerce and Business Administration-Service Management with different specialisations. The Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) is a DHBW institution focusing on postgraduate study programmes and continuing education opportunities. It offers 18 study programmes and specialisations with integrated on-the-job training in the Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work.
Since 2016, numerous study programmes of Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Heilbronn, HNN), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, have also been integrated at the Bildungscampus. The range of studies includes a total of around 50 degree programmes in the fields of Engineering, Business and Information Technology. The focus of the schools accommodated at the Bildungscampus is on Business Administration and Tourism as well as on Hotel and Restaurant Management.
The Dieter Schwarz Foundation supports the educational institutions by providing premises at the Bildungscampus, taking care of their initial equipment and building the necessary infrastructure to create a vibrant and multifaceted learning and living environment. In addition to a spacious refectory (Mensa) and a joint library for all universities, an assembly hall (Aula) is available to all institutions, which can be used for events and also be rented for use as a conference centre by third parties.
What is more, the Dieter Schwarz Foundation invests in start-up businesses and supports the start-up culture of the Heilbronn-Franken region through CampusFounders gGmbH. The start-up centre’s primary focus is to inspire pupils and students in terms of entrepreneurial thinking and spark their interest in founding their own start-up businesses. The programme ranges from cross-university teaching and training opportunities to coaching measures for founders to the provision of premises that allow them to test their business ideas.