Mission Statement Teaching

Ulm University provides an academic education to its students from undergraduate to doctoral level. Teaching is geared to its excellent international “state-of-the-art” research. From highly qualified graduates, outstanding and responsible leaders and experts in research, society and industry will emerge. We are part of a prospering and entrepreneurial region. As promoters of excellence in research, we facilitate the start-up culture at our university and integrate it into our teaching.

We provide an attractive course offer in a learning atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Students are considered as partners at our University that are afforded a sound, highly topical and challenging education with clear reference to applications in research facilities, industry and health care. We use the advantages of innovative education and learning formats in a didactically meaningful and effective way, also in broad experimental training. Faculties, student representations and interdisciplinary institutes work together to continuously evolve and sustainably improve teaching at Ulm University.

We stimulate our students’ willingness and determination to learn and work as well as their enjoyment of their subject. We focus on strengthening their motivation, orientation towards their study objectives and on individually promoting their self-reflection, confidence and gain of insight. Graduates of Ulm University shall stand out due to their curiosity, “out-of-the box” thinking and their independence. Through their ability to connect, work independently and think interdisciplinary, they develop innovative solutions for the future. We encourage them to ask questions, but also to admit weaknesses and accept offers of support. 

Like modern society, university teaching is constantly facing new challenges. We fully subscribe to the concept of lifelong learning. We therefore teach our students how to independently acquire long-term knowledge. We offer tailored further training to people within and outside our University and especially to our teaching staff members.

We see internationalization as an integral part and critical success factor for our overall orientation, development planning and future viability. Ulm University has the objective to strengthen intercultural competencies. The combination of digital teaching and learning forms with study-related international mobility creates new possibilities for co-operations with partner universities. Networks with innovative co-operation approaches open up new perspectives for both students and researchers and are crucial for a university strong in research. People from more than 100 countries study, research and work at Ulm University. Students are presented with an environment introducing them to the structures and realities of the international scientific world and preparing them for the demands of an increasingly globalized job market.