Berlin University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Justice

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Berlin University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Justice
activity 1973 - March 31, 2009
Sponsorship state
place Berlin
state Berlin
country Germany
president Bernd Reissert
Students 9429 (WS 2012/13)
Employee 832 (WS 2012/13)
including professors 200 (WS 2012/13)

The Berlin University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Justice (FHVR) was a state university with the special profile of a university for the public service and the service sector in the public and private sector. It was one of the universities of applied sciences for public administration in Germany and mainly trained graduates for the public service of the State of Berlin . On April 1, 2009, it merged with the Berlin School of Economics to become the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR).


The college was founded in 1973. Initially it consisted of the two departments General Administration (FB 1) and Justice (FB 2) . Two further departments followed: Police Enforcement Service (FB 3) and Tax Administration (FB 4) . The tax administration department was dissolved in 2003 because the corresponding course of study was relocated to the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Königs Wusterhausen .

After the University of Applied Sciences had existed on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm in Ku'damm-Karree (near Uhlandstraße underground station) since 1975 , it moved in 1994 to the Friedrichsfelde educational and administrative center in Berlin's Lichtenberg district . The Ku'damm-Karree had previously been sold by the State of Berlin. The Friedrichsfelde educational and administrative center was established in 1984/85 as the district headquarters of the GDR State Security Service . New lecture hall buildings were built on the site for the University of Applied Sciences (and the Berlin Administration Academy ).

After the reunification of Berlin, the number of students rose sharply, partly caused by the increased need for administrative staff for the former eastern part of the city, who were to be qualified for the new conditions. In the first ten years after the fall of the Wall there were at times around 3,000 students. The number of students later declined to around 1,800.

The decline in the number of students was due overall to the reduced recruitment practice of the Berlin public service. This also corresponded to the decision of the Berlin Senate not to train any more candidates for the higher general non-technical administrative service. With significant participation of the last incumbent rector Hans-Paul Prümm, the General Administration department has therefore converted the course into the generally accessible course in Public Administration (ÖVW), which continues to provide career qualifications for the senior service . In the course of the Bologna Process, the course was reformed again in 2006, so that the graduate's degree is no longer a Diplom-Verwaltungswirt (FH) but a Bachelor of Arts . Since the winter semester of 2008, the 6-semester course "Law" has also been offered, in which law can be studied nationwide at a university of applied sciences. The graduates receive the academic degree Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)

As early as 1994, a first external degree in Public Management was developed and set up in the General Administration Department together with the Berlin FHTW . Furthermore, the distance learning course European Administrative Action (FEV, later: European Administrative Management (EVM), with a master's degree) was developed and operated together with the TFH Wildau . The distance learning course is so successful that it could be "exported" to other universities of applied sciences (Saarbrücken, Brühl). The export primarily relates to holding the attendance phases of the distance learning course.

The administration of justice department trains not only the Berlin judicial officers but also those from the states of Brandenburg (since 1991) and Saxony-Anhalt (2002) in the internal administration course . He also participates in the training of senior civil servants at the Federal Foreign Office and has been offering the legal management course since 2007.

Until 2005, the Police Department also worked exclusively within the administration. From the winter semester 2005/06, the safety management course will also be offered, which is open to all interested applicants. However, the number of places is limited to 40.

As a university of applied sciences for public administration, the special feature arose that the FHVR was initially directly subordinate to the internal administration, later assigned to the technical supervision of the Berlin Senator for the Interior and was only assigned to the division of the Senate Administration for Science, Research and Culture in 2003 (like all other state universities in the state ).

As a final consequence of integrating the former administrative college into the general higher education sector , the Senate has approved the proposal by Senator Jürgen Zöllner to merge the FHVR with the Berlin University of Applied Sciences to form the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR).

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  1. Law course (Ius LL.B.)  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  2. FHW press release from June 28, 2007

Coordinates: 52 ° 30 ′ 34 "  N , 13 ° 31 ′ 39.1"  E