Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University is the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. Founded on 1 March 2009,it is based on the successful “dual study” concept that was pioneered by the Berufsakademie (University of Cooperative Education) more than 40 years ago. With around 34,000 undergraduates, more than 9,000 partner companies and institutions and more than 125,000 alumni, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) counts as one of the largest universities in the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Throughout its various locations, DHBW offers a wide range of nationally and internationally accredited undergraduate study programs in the field of business, engineering and social work. In addition, the university offers postgraduate study programs with an integrated on-the-job training.