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Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

The University of Hildesheim became a university in its own right in 1978 and a Foundation under Public Law in 2003—one of the first of its kind in Germany. The range of subjects covers study courses in Educational and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication, Linguistics and Information Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science. In cooperation with more than 250 partner schools, Teacher Education students are able to relate basic theory to practical experience from an early stage of their studies onwards. Courses of study like International Communication and Translation, and double degree programmes in Culture Management (France) or International Information Engineering (South Korea) contribute to the University’s international profile. Being part of the faculty of Cultural Studies the department of Fine Arts and Art History is located on the “Domäne Marienburg,” a former medieval moated castle. The institute developed a unique BA and MA program that combines artistic practices, curatorial practices and history of art. We regularly invite artists to develop projects and seminars together with our students.