University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg

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University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
founding September 1, 1991
Sponsorship state
place Neubrandenburg
state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
country Germany
Rector Gerd Teschke
Students 2170
Employee approx. 290
including professors approx. 70

The Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the three state-run universities of applied sciences and supervision of the Ministry of Education of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . The academic institution in the west of the city of Neubrandenburg in the immediate vicinity of the Tollensesee was founded in 1991 with two departments and began teaching in the 1991/1992 winter semester with 161 students. It is a campus university with around 2,170 students in 14 courses (winter semester 2013/14).

About a third of the students are enrolled in social work . Other important subjects are agriculture , food technology , health and nursing sciences , education , geomatics , as well as landscape and environmental sciences .

History and Development

Pedagogical University of Neubrandenburg 1989–1991

Shortly before the political change , Neubrandenburg became the location of the last university built in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) by amalgamating several teacher training institutions , including the Institute for Teacher Training founded in Templin in 1955 (in the buildings of the former Joachimsthal Gymnasium ) . The Neubrandenburg district was the only one in the GDR that did not yet have a university. On September 1, 1988, the "Pädagogische Hochschule Neubrandenburg", named after the KPD politician and educator Edwin Hoernle , was founded and opened on October 1, 1989 by Minister of Education, Margot Honecker . However, after reunification it did not last in the existing concept. The teacher training was integrated into the University of Greifswald . The last (second) rector Horst Hartmann was taken over as professor for German studies.

House 2 of the university

Foundation of the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences from 1991

The Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences was re-established with two faculties on October 15, 1991 on the premises of the University of Education and with a large part of its permanent staff. Another predecessor institution was the civil engineering school in neighboring Neustrelitz , which had existed since 1948 and was discontinued when the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences was founded. In accordance with the traditions of the two previous institutions, teaching began in the 1991/1992 winter semester with 161 students studying civil engineering and social affairs. In 1992, with the establishment of the agricultural economics course, the agricultural economics and landscape architecture department was founded . Three years later, the Food Technology department was created. In 1996 the first graduates received their diplomas. In 1998, the newly built laboratory building for the civil engineering and surveying department was inaugurated, and three years later the laboratory building for the agricultural economics and landscape architecture and technology departments. From the year 2000, most of the courses in the individual departments began to be converted to the new Bachelor and Master degrees. The main building and the student residences, which were built around 1988/1989 and thus before the university was founded, were gradually refurbished and modernized between 2000 and 2005. In 2003, the social work and health department was divided into the social work department (currently: social work, education and training) and health and care.

House 3 of the university

University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg from 2005

Since September 1, 2005, the name has been "Hochschule Neubrandenburg" with the addition "University of Applied Sciences". In summer 2006 the departments were redistributed. The Agricultural Economics degree from the previously existing Agricultural Economics and Landscape Architecture department was merged with the previous degree programs in the Technology department to form the new Agricultural Economics and Food Science department, while the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning degree program is now part of the newly created department of Landscape Architecture, Geoinformatics, Geodesy and Civil Engineering (currently: Landscape Sciences and geomatics). The number of departments has thus decreased from five to four. At the same time, the conversion of almost all courses to graduated degrees based on the Bachelor / Master model was completed. As part of the plans of the state government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to reform the higher education system, the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences handed over the civil engineering, building informatics and structural engineering courses to the Wismar University for the 2010/2011 winter semester . Registration for these courses in Neubrandenburg was last possible in the winter semester 2006/2007. In return, the Department of Health, Nursing and Management in Neubrandenburg has taken over the Management of Social Services course from Wismar.

Departments and courses of study

The following courses are currently available at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg:

Department of Agriculture and Food Science

Faculty of Landscape Sciences and Geomatics

Department of Social Work, Education and Training

  • Advice (degree: Master)
  • Vocational education for social work, social education and childhood education (degree: Bachelor)
  • Early Education - Education and Upbringing in Childhood (Degree: Bachelor)
  • Early Education - education and upbringing for children (part-time: degree: Bachelor)
  • Social work (degree: Bachelor)
  • Social work (part-time, degree: Bachelor)
  • Social Work (Degree: Master)
  • Organizational development and inclusion (part-time, degree: Master)

Department of Health, Nursing, Management


Research areas for green roofs

The research at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg is typically more practice-oriented and related to the field of applied research and development. It concentrates on the following, in some cases interdisciplinary areas:

  • Innovative measurement and analysis methods and technologies
  • Quality development and effectiveness through modern information and communication
  • Environmentally friendly use of biogenic and secondary mineral raw materials and conservation of natural resources
  • Prevention , Rehabilitation , Nursing , Health and Social Work
  • Large-scale agricultural structures in rural areas
  • Planning approaches in landscape architecture
  • Conservation planning
  • ecological building / greening of buildings
  • Cultural landscape planning / conceptions for manors
  • Food and organic products for the future


The campus of the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg is located west of the Neubrandenburg city center and is within walking distance from there. The university has a main building with a cafeteria, two laboratory buildings for the fields of agriculture, geodesy, landscape architecture and technology, which contain, for example, a technical center for experiments in the field of food technology and a laboratory for the sensory analysis of food. In addition to the seminar rooms, the main building (House 1) houses the administration, the university computer center (HRZ), the multimedia center (MMZ) and the foreign language center. The university library is temporarily located opposite the main entrance of the university in rented rooms.


The Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences has partner universities in several continents, so far mainly in Europe. However, there are only about ten to 20 international students each semester.

International or binational degree programs include (as of WS 2016/17) the master’s degree programs “Landscape Architecture and Greenspace Management” as well as “Sustainable Agricultural Production Management” and “Sustainable Land Use Management”.

Associated institutes and other institutions

The following institutes belong to the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences :

  • Measuring-Research-Testing Institut e. V. (MFP)
  • Institute for Environmental History and Regional Development V. (IUGR / Environmental Library)
  • Institute for Quality, Consumer Protection and Environmental Protection in Agriculture at the University of Neubrandenburg e. V. (IQ agrar)
  • Institute for Further Education at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg e. V. (IfW)
  • Nursing Institute at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg (PIN)
  • Institute for Health Research and Advice (IGb)
  • Institute for Building Preservation e. V. (IBE)

In addition, the following institutions and associations exist at the university or are associated with it:

  • Institute for Food Research and Economics
  • Steinbeis Transfer Center "Bioprocess Analysis in Food Production" (STZ 766)
  • Hochschulsportverein Neubrandenburg e. V.
  • Friends of the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences V.
  • Society for the Promotion of Geodesy at the University of Neubrandenburg e. V.
  • Competence Center Food Technology e. V. Neubrandenburg (formerly the sponsoring association "Research and Development as well as Education in the Field of Food Technology" eV)

In the city of Neubrandenburg there is also the "Center for Food Technology Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania" (ZLT), an industry-specific technology and start-up center. The city council of the city of Neubrandenburg has had a university committee since 1992.

Endowed professorships

The Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences currently has two endowed professorships:

  • Department of "Health Research: Empirical Social Research and Biostatistics" (since December 2004, donated by the guild health insurance funds )
  • Department of "Health Economics and Medical Management" (since June 2005, sponsored by the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State Insurance Institute and five rehabilitation clinics in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin)

Well-known graduates


  • Robert Northoff [Hrsg.]: Festschrift 10 years Fachhochschule Neubrandenburg. Neubrandenburg 2001. ISBN 3-932227-44-1
  • Micha Teuscher [Hrsg.]: Festschrift for the 25th anniversary of the University of Neubrandenburg. Neubrandenburg 2016. ISBN 978-3-941968-53-0

Web links

Commons : Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Degree in Agriculture - dual ( Memento from January 19, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Website of the degree. Retrieved January 19, 2016 from
  2. International partnerships of the HS NB
  3. International courses

Coordinates: 53 ° 33 '24 "  N , 13 ° 14' 46"  E