The Mission Statement of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences was unanimously resolved by the Senate on 18th January, 2011.

With our three areas of engineering, management and social sciences we are one of the leading universities in Germany. We see it as our mission and our duty to continually strive to improve our performance and achievements. Our graduates are highly sought after on the job market as, alongside their excellent professional qualifications, they also bring with them many personal qualities including a distinct sense of responsibility.  

Our strengths

Excellent education and training

We stand for excellence in education and training. We awaken enthusiasm for challenging engineering, management and social professions in young people. We encourage and support our students in developing those personal qualities which will enable them to take on professional and social responsibilities.

Scientific qualifications

Our degree programs also qualify students for a scientific career. With our advanced specialist training, we make it possible for people who are already in a profession to enhance and expand their knowledge. 

Applied research

We give our research activities high priority. They are practical, future-oriented, independent and enrich our teaching. We are continually extending our research competences and involve our students in doing the same.


Thanks to our local contacts and global networks we ensure that our teaching is practically oriented and that there is a high degree of reciprocal transfer.  We create synergies through systematic cooperation with our partners.


We practice international and intercultural exchanges. This motivates our students to consider a career in a global environment and gives them the necessary skills. 


Our values

Cooperative and committed

We live together as a team in which we respect the work styles and contributions of each other. We work actively together to promote the concerns and interests of the University.

Factually and educationally up-to-date

We continually work to improve our knowledge and competences. We use the most effective and appropriate educational methods.

Family-friendly and  antidiscriminatory

We make it possible to balance studying, work and family. Equality between women and men is a matter of course. We actively work against all kinds of discrimination.


Our educational, research and other activities are carried out so as to be congruent with our ecological, economic and social responsibilities.