Lingen, Germany

Global Players and Hidden Champions: Business and Technology Made in Germany

when 10 July 2022 - 23 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1200

The Summer University Lingen (SUL) takes a look at the backbone of Germany’s economy: family-owned, medium-sized companies, the so-called "Mittelstand". The goal of the programme is to analyse the key success factors of those "Mittelstand" companies and to gain insight into their operations and management features. A unique feature of the SUL is the practical aspect: you will visit small and medium-sized as well as family-owned companies in order to directly apply what you have learned in class. You will thus gain comprehensive insight into the regional, international and global procedures of companies in Germany, the city of Lingen and its surrounding area. The two-week programme is taught in English and is open to German and international students currently enrolled in a degree programme. Various activities, cultural events and a weekend trip to Berlin complete this programme.

The SUL is offered by the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The programme will take place in the city of Lingen.

Target group

The programme is open to German and international Bachelor's and Master's students from any study programme. You need be enrolled at your home university for the duration of the programme. You should be interested in the overall topic of business and management and be willing to participate in group work with other international students. No prerequisites in the field of business are required to attend our programme.

Course aim

The goal of the Summer University is to analyze the key success factors of the Mittelstand companies, the Hidden Champions, and to gain insight into operations and management features by working on an actual business strategy and by meeting with company representatives. By attending the program, students will improve soft skills such as: communication (presentations and discussions in English), team work with international groups, intercultural skills and critical thinking.

Fee info

EUR 1200: The program fee of 1200 Euro includes:
- tuition and teaching materials
- accommodation in a shared student apartment
- company visits and transfer to the companies
- weekend trip to Berlin
- cultural programme

Applications by March 1, 2022 benefit from an early-bird booking option. The early-bird fee is 1000 EUR.
EUR 950: If you would like to make your own housing resveration (hotel, vacation apartment), the program fee is 950 Euro.