Alumni, friends and sponsors

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences maintains contacts to former students, friends and sponsors. In the following, you can find the relevant pages for each of these groups.



Anyone and everyone who has graduated from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is automatically an alumna or alumnus of this University. To help former students keep in contact, we are building up a network. You can meet old friends every two years at our Alumni summer festival.

Institut für Weiterbildung

Zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung und orientiert am Lehr- und Forschungsprofil der Hochschule Esslingen wurde im Sommer 2012 das Institut für Weiterbildung der Hochschule Esslingen (IWHE) gegründet. Der gemeinnützige Verein bietet ein breites Spektrum an Weiterbildung auf akademischem Niveau und richtet sich insbesondere an Studierende, Absolventen und Unternehmen.

Association of Friends of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

The Association of Friends of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences was founded in November 2007. It came into being after the fusion in October 2006 through the amalgamation of the Association of Friends of the University of Technology and the Association of Friends of the University of Social Sciences.

The non-profit Association of Friends of the University of Technology was founded in 1949 by graduates of the then University of Tecnology.
The Association maintains constant contact between the University and industry and the economy and supports and promotes study and professional training in a variety of ways: 

  • financial and material donations to provide laboratories with the newest equipment
  • part-time lecturers from industry
  • finding work placements/internships both at home and abroad
  • financial support in creating new degree programs
  • and much more.

Student clubs and associations

At Esslingen University of Applied Sciences there are six clubs and associations offering a variety of activities for students.