Tips and Links: Which university courses can you study where? And which universities are the best?

On this page, we introduce three German universities that have consistently received a high ranking. We have also listed some useful sites with detailed information about the topic of MINT or science and technology subjects


Mint Zukunft schaffen This website offers information for students, teachers and parents on various issues related to MINT or science and technology subjects. This portal offers an enormous selection of information, schedules, organisations, science competitions and further links, but it is designed to be easy to navigate. The site is perfect for discovering new ideas. (German only.)

Komm Mach MINT. This is the portal for ans­wering any questions about MINT subjects especially for girls. Here you will find information about subject selection, projects and competi­tions in the MINT subjects, schedules, events and further links. (English version available.)

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Taste Mint This website offers girls who are think­ing about choosing university courses the opportunity to try out their potential in the MINT field. Participants go through a three-day assessment process, both individually and as part of a team, whereby they are faced with tasks from the subjects of mathematics, information technology, physics (science) and technology, which are typical for the relevant university courses and also for careers in these fields. At the end of the process each participant receives a written report of her individual abilities and accomplishments that she can for her own purposes, such as applications to universities. (Limited information available in English.) Application form and information:

Internationale Jacobs University Bremen Offers a comprehensive bachelors programme in Engineering and Science. Majors include: Natural and Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences. The Integrated Environmental Studies course is interdisciplinary and focuses on the effects of global development on natural resources, the climate and the environment. The programme includes elements from engineering sciences as well as natural sciences and social sciences. Additional majors can be added for the masters programme. All programmes are in English. The Jacobs University also offers a scholarship programme.  More information at:

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Offers special subjects such as Geodesy and Geoinformatics besides traditional natural sciences and engineering sciences. This course centres on modelling, management, visualisation and analysis of geoinformation. Modern procedures such as laser tracking or laser scanning are becoming increasingly important for capturing and measuring geoinformation. Moreover, large quantities of data and complex models are needed for processing problems such as securing a water supply for megacities like Istanbul or Dubai.   This course has promising career prospects and is recommended for those interested in mathematics and information technology. (Limited information available in English)

The Hasso-Plattner Institut at the University of Potsdam offers courses in IT-Systems Engineering, that is everything related to software development. Courses are practical and include international qualifications without study fees. The founder of SAP, Hasso Plattner, established and funded the institute for the purpose of sponsoring young talent. The courses are very practical and have close connections to businesses, excellent equipment and an outstanding ratio of 60 lecturers to 450 students. The institute is also located in the USA in Stanford and Palo

Alto and collaborates with these universities. (English version available)

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Childrens’ University Many cities with a university now have a university for children. Universities organise special events that even very young children can enjoy. Besides getting children interested in learning about a variety of special themes, it also gives them an early insight into the inside of a university. Information and lecture programmes are available at:,,,

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Harald Lesch, as a science journalist and university professor, conveys complex natural phenomena in simple language, whether on television or in the lecture theatre. In an interview, he discusses how teachers can motivate their students to become interested in the natural sciences, the uses of physics in science fiction films and which subjects you should study in future