Heilbronn University Graduate School (HUGS)

Structure HUGS

HUGS, an independent business unit of Heilbronn University is organized as follows:

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HUGS offers graduate degrees in

Within HUGS the students of both master programs (MTL and MU) have the option to obtain a Double Degree at some partner universities. Agreements for Double Degrees are set up with the following partner universities:

  • Northumbria University, GB
  • Marche Polytechnic University Ancona, IT
  • Edinburgh Napier University, GB
  • University New Brunswick, CA
  • University of the Sunshine Coast, AU
Also HUGS is collaborating with the University of Louisville, KY, US with the program “Global MBA”. Faculty exchange is taking place. Students are enrolled at and the degree is awarded by University of Louisville.

Every study program of HUGS is obligated to plan its development strategically.

The programs strategy plan defines the tasks which are based on the mission and monitors its implementation. Decisions regarding the development of the study programs are made and implemented by the Dean of School and the Executive Director in cooperation with the committees of HUGS.

The following committees are defined in the HUGS statute:

Board of School

The Board of School conducts HUGS´ business activities in accordance with the Law on Universities in Baden Wuerttemberg (LHG) and Heilbronn University´s regulations. Within the legal requirements the Board of School is responsible for contents, budgeting, positioning, HR decisions and marketing and promotion. Together with the committees the Board of School specifies the strategic plan for HUGS.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board guides the Board of School in all strategic decisions. The members of our Advisory Board share their experience to develop our programs with regard to high quality education. In accordance to our mission the Advisory Board provides us with their professional expertise to ensure the employability of our graduates.

Examination Committee

The Examination Committee prepares all examination matters to the relevant examination boards of the programs.

Study Committee

The Study Committee develops recommendations regarding program design, academic teaching, measurement methods and strategic use of resources. Furthermore, the committee is involved in the evaluation process.


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