Engineering, economics and management, social and nursing sciences make up the pillars of teaching at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. More than 6,200 students are enrolled in 11 faculties, offering a total of 26 Bachelor’s and 13  Master’s degree programs. Close networking of the university with the economy, industrial and commercial organisations ensures a high degree of practical orientation within a distinct curriculum. Students have access to over 55 highly modern laboratories on three campuses carrying out development projects commissioned by industry - interdisciplinary research on leading-edge topics in Social Work and Health is conducted with an extensive institutional network.

Sustainability and environmental protection are especially important at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. The University has been accredited by the European Environmental Management System EMAS (European Eco-Audit: Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and is accredited as a "family friendly university".

The University achieves consistently front positions in university rankings.

The Esslingen University of Applied Sciences – always up to date –over 100 years! 2014 is the year of our anniversary.