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Most top rankings among all German universities: The CHE University Ranking is the greatest academic ranking in Germany. The Centre for Higher Education regularly evaluates universities with different focal points. In the current CHE ranking, IU International University received top rankings in business administration (face-to-face studies) and social work (dual studies) in six of 25 categories - including "general course situation", "supervision by lecturers", "courses offered", "examinations", "organisation of studies" and "practical relevance". Therefore, it received the highest number of top ratings of all German higher education institutions across all evaluated categories. 

DtGV Service Award

IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) offers the best customer service among education providers: in 2022, we received the Service Award of the German Association for Consumer Studies for this. The reason: We focus on the needs of our students. 


The Hanseatic Certification Agency (HZA) confirmed the quality assurance measures for our teaching materials and services in 2017. 

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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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