BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG COOPERATIVE STATE UNIVERSITY
The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is the fi rst university in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. Founded on 1 March 2009, it is based on the successful "dual learning" concept of studies that was pioneered by the Berufsakademie (University of Cooperative Education) in Baden-Wuerttemberg almost 40 years ago. At its eight locations and four campuses, DHBW offers nationally and internationally accredited bachelor degree programmes in the fields of economics, technology and social studies, in cooperation with about 9,000 selected companies and social institutions all over Germany. Recently, the course programme was extended by master degree programmes as professional development for students in employment. With about 31,000 current students and more than 120,000 alumni, DHBW is the biggest university in the state. DHBW is able to respond to current and future demand for qualified engineers in its commitment to electric mobility. The mobility industry is a leading generator of jobs - in Germany and other important industrial nations. Electric drive systems in addition to combustion- engine-based mobility are a large part of this fu-ture-oriented industry. Therefore DHBW students learn about the challenges of electric mobility in study and research projects. DHBW Mannheim has set up a laboratory for electric mobility and starts in the winter semester of 2013/2014 a course programme with this special focus.