Nürtingen-Geislingen University is one of Baden-Württemberg's 22 universities of applied sciences, with a profile that allows it to stand alongside universities as an academic educational institution. It is characterised by hands-on teaching and application-oriented research. In addition to a Master's programme in landscape architecture, the university offers concentrated, practice-related courses in the fields of business administration, international financial management, agronomics, food chain management, economics, international management, landscape planning/architecture, town planning, and environmental studies. Nürtingen-Geislingen University is one of the leading business universities in Germany.
Nürtingen was once the home of the German lyric poet Hölderlin, and is located at the foot of the Swabian Alb highlands, not far from Stuttgart. The city offers a wide range of cultural activities, and its cosy bars and historic quarter lend it a very unique flair. Weihenstephan is a suburb of Freising, a former bishopric founded 1,200 years ago and now better known for its numerous facilities in the fields of nutrition, the environment and nature conservation. Thanks to its proximity to Munich and the Bavarian Alps, Freising offers a wide range of cultural and recreational activities.
The university offers an orientation week and various programmes for introducing international students to the local population.