MISSION STATEMENT & HISTORY

HOCHSCHULE FRESENIUS
A GREAT PLACE TO GROW

Hochschule Fresenius is a place where tradition meets innovation, teaching meets research, and theory meets practice. But above all, it is a place where people come together – students, lecturers, professors, and more – each with their own experiences, viewpoints, mindsets, and behaviors. As a private university of applied sciences, we want to give them all the space and freedom to evolve, grow and pursue their goals. In short, we want to be a GREAT PLACE TO GROW.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
WHAT WE STAND FOR


Hochschule Fresenius began life as the “Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius” (Fresenius Chemical Laboratory) in 1848 and has evolved into a privately owned German university with a long educational history. It is the oldest educational institution of its type in the field of chemistry. It combines teaching, research, and practical experience exactly as envisaged by its founder, Carl Remigius Fresenius.

The Fresenius name is synonymous with practical teaching that is closely linked with applied research and development. This goes for all its faculties: The long-established Faculty of Chemistry & Biology; the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences; and the Faculty of Economics & Media, both launched in 1997/98; the Faculty of Design, which became part of Hochschule Fresenius in 2013; and onlineplus, the new faculty established in 2015 for distance and online learning.

Building on its history, Hochschule Fresenius designs its study programs to be both sustainable and innovative and to serve the future requirements of society and the job market. It continuously develops its services and strategies in collaboration with its practical partners and in dialog with associations, alumni, and students.
In keeping with this, the mission statement of Hochschule Fresenius defines its principal aims as follows: To provide practical teaching, conduct practical research, embody internationality, and to support, challenge, and encourage its students!

MISSION STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY

GENDER EQUALITY PLAN

Hochschule Fresenius is committed to diversity and equality. Therefore, we take measures to create an organizational structure that is fair to all. We provide resources and contact points for this purpose.

All measures and further information can be found in our Gender Equality Plan:

OUR HISTORY
HOW WE BECAME WHO WE ARE

Carl Remigius Fresenius opened his “Chemisches Laboratorium” (Chemical Laboratory) in Wiesbaden in 1848. In doing so, he laid the foundations for our university – the laboratory also included a school of chemistry where Carl Remigius provided specialist training for young people.

Plenty has happened in the ensuing 170 years. Hochschule Fresenius has grown as an educational institution and undergone many transformations. What remains unchanged is our passion for supporting people as they pursue their education and personal development. This remains at the heart of everything we do to this day.

Notable moments from our history:

2021

The German Council of Science and Humanities extends accreditation for Hochschule Fresenius by 5+5 years – a huge vote of confidence that very few private universities have received. The Faculty of Economics & Media in Düsseldorf also moves to a new campus on Franklinstrasse.

2019

Back to our roots: Our ninth campus opens in Wiesbaden, home of our founder, Carl Remigius Fresenius, and his “Chemisches Laboratorium”.

2018

We celebrate the 170th year of Hochschule Fresenius and Carl Remigius Fresenius’ 200th birthday.

2017

Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg opens. We also set up Studienkolleg NRW, where international high school graduates can prepare to study at German universities.

2016

A dedicated study center is established in New York and the Carl Remigius Medical School is launched.

2015

We begin to offer study programs via distance learning and receive system accreditation. This means that all study programs subject to our internal quality assurance system receive the Accreditation Council’s seal of quality.

2014

The Faculty of Economics &d Media now has a presence in Berlin. The AMD has been operating in the city since 2005.

2013

Hochschule Fresenius and the AMD Akademie Mode & Design merge to form the Faculty of Design.

2012

The Faculty of Health becomes the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, reflecting its expanded range of study programs and subject areas. We open new campuses in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main.

2010

We receive our first institutional accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council.

2008

The university takes on the name it bears to this day: Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences. It continues to grow with new campuses in Hamburg and Munich.

2003

A new campus opens its doors in the heart of Cologne.

1998

The Faculty of Chemistry & Biology is joined by the Faculty of Economics & Media and the Faculty of Health, both founded to offer study programs in their respective fields.

1995

More space required: Fachhochschule Fresenius – as we were known at the time – moves from Wiesbaden to Idstein, where our headquarters are located to this day.

1998

The German Council of Science and Humanities extends accreditation for Hochschule Fresenius by 5+5 years – a huge vote of confidence that very few private universities have received. The Faculty of Economics & Media in Düsseldorf also moves to a new campus on Franklinstrasse.

1971

The Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts recognizes us as a privately owned university of applied sciences.

1962

The “Chemisches Laboratorium” founded by Carl Remigius Fresenius becomes the “Chemieschule Fresenius Wiesbaden” (Fresenius School of Chemistry Wiesbaden).

1908

Women are admitted to study at the “Chemisches Laboratorium”. This is the first, crucial step toward the equal educational opportunities we are so passionate about today.

1848

Carl Remigius Fresenius sets up the “Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius” and its associated school of chemistry in Wiesbaden. This is the institution that will go on to become Hochschule Fresenius.

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