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Right at the top.

Our university of applied sciences is located at the very top of Germany in the Northwest. You can study there on the North Sea coast, where others go on holiday.

We are a small but excellent campus university – with our Emden Campus, the Maritime Campus Leer and the Business Campus Leer. For you that means: short distances and a personal and manageable atmosphere in which to study. You study in a university community where all university members can find their place. We don't want to be a sterile place that just teaches the curriculum but a lively campus with public discussion and academic discourse. And the goal of our efforts is one thing above all else: that you will find everything you need for your education here.

Campus locations

Twice as much studying fun: check out your place of study!

Our university has two locations:
the campus in Emden and the campus in Leer.

Emden Campus

The Social Work and Health, Business Studies and Technology faculties are at home here. On the approx. 90,000 m2 area you will find lecture halls, laboratories, event rooms as well as the administration and the refectory. A modular house accommodating offices and event rooms is expected to be added in the 2019 summer semester.



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Leer Campus

Leer Campus is actually two campuses:
the Maritime Campus and the Business Campus. At the Maritime Campus Leer, formerly known as the "Seefahrtsschule", 11 professors and their academic staff teach prospective experts in the fields of nautical science, maritime/environmental technology, shipping management, logistics and more.


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Why choose the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer?

This question is easy to answer: 
We offer you pure practical relevance – in cooperation with companies from the region, including an internship semester. So you can already establish valuable links during your studies. Dedicated and highly qualified teachers promote your key skills, thus ensuring excellent career prospects. And variety is not neglected either: here you will learn in well-equipped laboratories and classrooms, even abroad if you wish, for example at one of our more than 120 partner universities worldwide. And you can choose from an unusually broad range of great study programmes. And what about when you’re not studying? You have the sea and the islands right on your doorstep! Any questions?

Lüttje Studi Huus

Our Lüttje Studi Huus – come in! 

The heart of our campus culture is the Lüttje Studi Huus, which was built on the initiative of students. It is always open to you and your fellow students and offers space for relaxation and creativity. Here you can get to know interesting people, have fascinating conversations – and maybe even make friends for life.


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Muesli Bar & Food Sharing

Space to indulge and feel good

University sports

We offer you a wide range of sports activities.

Whether you prefer yoga, dancing, handball, football, frisbee, badminton, swimming, running, hockey, table tennis, dodge ball, basketball, spinning or any other sport  – you are closer to your favourite sport here!

On loan

You can do everything by bike here!

Sometimes you just need a bike, even if everything is as close as in Emden and Leer. That's why you can borrow your bike from us.


Closer to our events

You can find out about the various events at your university of applied sciences here.

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3. Symposium zum Kinderschutzrecht

Demokratische Beteiligung in der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit

Das 3. Emder Symposium zur Förderung des Kinderschutzrechts,eine Kooperationsveranstaltung der Stadt Emden, der Hochschule Emden/Leer sowie der Volkshochschule Emden, soll das Thema Kinderschutz in den Blick der Öffentlichkeit rücken und dabei alle Fachkräfte und Ehrenamtliche aus den Bereichen der öffentlichen und freien Kinder- und Jugendhilfe zusammenführen. Dabei soll der rechtliche Aspekt besonders hervorgehoben werden. Rechtliche Instrumente lassen sich nur dann verstehen und hinterfragen, wenn sie in der Praxis der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit konkretisiert und diskutiert werden.

Wie ist es um die Partizipationsmöglichkeiten von Kindern und Jugendlichen bestellt? Werden sie in Hilfeprozesse ausreichend eingebunden? Sind die rechtlichen Grundlagen für die Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten ausreichend ausgestaltet? Die Diskussion um die Aufnahme von Kinderrechten in das Grundgesetz hat die Debatte um die rechtliche Rahmung demokratischer Beteiligung von Kindern und Jugendlichen im privaten und öffentlichen Bereich neu entfacht. Die Forderung nach demokratischer Teilhabe begleitet sowohl die „Fridays for Future“ als auch die pädago gische Arbeit in Kindertageseinrichtungen. Daneben stellt sich in konkreten Hilfeplanverfahren die Frage, wie die Partizipation von betroffenen Kindern oder Jugendlichen sichergestellt und optimiert werden kann. Das Symposium will sich diesen Themen verstärkt widmen. Es richtet sich insbesondere an Studierende der Hochschule Emden/Leer, an Fachkräfte der öffentlichen und freien Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Ostfrieslands sowie an Fachkräfte, Eltern und Interessierte.

Die Teilnahme ist frei.

Volkshochschule Emden
An der Berufsschule 3
26721 Emden

Veranstalter / Ansprechpartner:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Treichel

Telefonisch unter (04921) 91 55-0, per Mail über info(at) (Kurs Nr. 1825001) oder online über