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OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts


The Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (TH OWL), also OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, is a prominent higher education institution in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region of Germany. It offers over 50 Bachelor's and Master's degree programs as well as doctoral programs established within the Graduate School NRW (GS NRW). The TH OWL is creative, innovative, and sustainable. At its three locations Lemgo, Detmold, and Höxter, it thrives through the diversity of its departments, which are technically, economically, creatively, and artistically oriented.

This department was founded on January 1, 2019, on the Innovation Campus in Lemgo and focuses on the needs of the new "smart", entrepreneurial medium-sized companies through its business administration, logistics, and business psychology courses as well as its research activities. It is important to us that our students are practical and, Particularly in practice, we teach in small groups. We offer an academic standard that can range from a bachelor's degree through a master's degree to a doctorate.

It is important to us to be up to date and to provide our students with the best possible training to prepare for their career entry. The focus is on the digitalization and sustainability of international corporate value-creation processes. We pay particular attention to medium-sized businesses, not least because we have excellent networks with many medium-sized companies in the Lippe region.

Campus Features

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN.

Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.


    You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds

    • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
    • Specialized university entrance qualification
    • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)

    In addition

    • Verifiable knowledge of good English (level B2)
    • German language skills (level A1)
    • For German level A0: Letter of motivation for the German language (1 page)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    Where distances are short and networks are wide. Would you like to talk to the professor about your student research project? No problem, we know each other personally here. Do the internship on site? Our economically strong region offers numerous opportunities. The OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (TH OWL) has excellent networks with the economy and research institutions and cooperates with various universities worldwide.

    Creative Campus Detmold, Innovation Campus Lemgo and Sustainable Campus Höxter - at its three locations the TH OWL is not only a place where people work, study, teach and research. Campus life includes leisure, exchange, sports, voluntary work and creative development opportunities.


    • Lemgo

      Campusallee, 12, 32657, Lemgo