Trier University - Environmental Campus Birkenfeld
  • No. Students: 2200
  • Study mode: On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +49 (0) 6782 / 17 - 1311
  • Fax:
  • +49 (0) 6782 / 17 - 1691
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Environmental Campus Birkenfeld (ECB) is one of the three sites of Trier University of Applied Sciences, which is more than 30 years old and cooperates with more than 140 institutions world-wide. ECB is characterised by academic excellence since its founding in 1996.

ECB is a very young and modern equipped university following a residential campus concept with academic departments, libraries, residences, as well as social and sport facilities in short walking distance.

Currently more than 2500 students and employees work together to create solutions for present and future challenges in twelve Bachelor's, four Joint Bachelor's and twelve Master's degree programmes as well as fourteen research institutes and competence centres.

  • Faculty of Environmental Planning and Technology Link

    At the faculty of Environmental Planning and Technology committed professors teach eight accredited Bachelor's degree programmes and six accredited Master's degree programmes in the areas: mechanical engineering, process engineering, industrial engineering and computer science. Course content in all of our degree programmes is linked to environmental issues and sustainability.

  • Environmental Business and Economics/Environmental Law Link

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In the 19th century, the University of Applied Sciences of Trier used to have two institutions in the middle of Trier, at the Paulusplatz and the Irminienfreihof, the School of Trade and the School of Arts. As early as 1830, the School of trade was dedicated to the education of architects and construction engineers. Our current departmental structure Design is based on the former School of Arts.

In 1971, when the University of Applied Sciences of Rhineland-Palatinate was founded, those two schools were integrated into the new University of Applied Sciences of Rhineland-Palatinate as the department Trier. As a result of fast growing student numbers, the downtown locations were no longer sufficient. At the start of winter semester 1978/80, the university moved to the campus at the Schneidershof above the roofs of Trier. Since 1996 the University of Applied Sciences of Trier has been an independent university and has been growing to a  school with three locations in Trier, Birkenfeld and Idar-Oberstein focusing on the future.

For its 30th anniversary in 2001, the “old” down-town Trier locations were revived – the fashion designers moved to the renovated premises at the Irminenfreihof. Additionally, following extensive renovations, the Communication Design and Interior Architecture are once again located at the Paulusplatz.

It is always possible to start studying at the fall semester and partly at the spring semester.

 Master degree programs require a first qualified university degree (e.g. Bachelor, Diplom).  Information about the additional requirements can be found in the respective examination regulations.  It is also possible to start a Master degree course in the spring semester.

Applying with a foreign educational achievement

Applicants with certificates/degrees of non-German schools or universities must submit their application for review of their university entrance qualification to the service facility “uni-assist” in Berlin.  A direct application to Hochschule Trier via the online portal is not possible.

Leisure Activites

In the midst of the delightful middle highland landscape of the Nahe Hunsrück region, the Birkenfelder Land offers visitors various possibilities for adventures and relaxation.

Interested in culture? Around the Birkenfelder Land area culture interested visiters find various historical attractions: they discover traces of the Celts, Romans and the Wittelsbacher, explore the Roman grave hill in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach and Siesbach or the ruins of the ancient Wittelsbacher residence, the famous Birkenfeld castle and appreciate a 2500 year old handicraft and culture history at the Birkenfeld museum.

Take your time in order to discover the nature’s treasures: by walking in the wooden height, by biking through the wild romantic Nahe valley or by cross-country-mountain biking on lonesome trails.

Would you like to recover from daily life? At the Birkenfelder Land with its mild climate and lovely idyllic landscape you have located the right place. Recuperate at the Hunsrück holiday park Hambachtal with its sauna paradise called “Die Insel” (the island) and an indoor subtropical swimming-pool named “Die Pyramide” (the pyramid) where recreation and fun is guaranteed.

Child Care

  • Family Room. There is a family room in building 9924 in room 035 with many games, a cozy corner, working space for parents (Computer with internet). You can get the key at UCB-Contact (Building 9914).
  • On Campus you can find 2 rooms for baby change, where you will be undisturbed. Look for the sign "Sanitäts- und Wickelraum" in building 9913, Room 130.
  • Free Food for Students' Children. Students' Children (under 11 years of age) eat for free at the Campus Restaurant Culinaria. More Information here.
  • All-Day Kindergarten Hoppstädten-Weiersbach. Thanks to an arangement for parents who study or work at the Environmental Campus with the all-day kindergarten in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach, children can stay at at the kindergarten, even if parents don't live in the community of Hoppstädten-Weiersbach. The municipality of Birkenfeld supports this agreement. 

Campus-Company Student Housing

In total there are 499 dorm rooms available on campus.

Building 9903 was built in 2000 as a low-energy house with identical internal dimension as building 9902. It offers accommodation for 36 students, the apartments are divided into 8 single apartments, 8 two-person apartments and 3 four-person apartments. All apartments in this building are unfurnished.

Building 9904 was built in 2003 as a low-energy house. The roof is a green roof, which prevents percolating water. It offers accommocation for 59 students, the apartments are divided into 45 single apartments, 7 two-person apartments. All apartments in this building are unfurnished.

Building 9905 was built in 1997 with conventional contruction methods. It offers accommocation for 69 students, the apartments are divided into 31 single apartments, 15 two-person apartments and 2 four-person apartments. Some apartments are furnished.   

Building 9907 was built in 1997 with conventional contruction methods. It offers accommocation for 69 students, the apartments are divided into 33 single apartments, 14 two-person apartments and 2 four-person apartments. Some apartments are furnished.  

The construction of Building 9911 was completed on the 1st of October 2004. It offers accommocation for 90 students, the apartments are divided into 56 single apartments and 17 two-person apartments. Some apartments are furnished.  

  • Sustainability is a mega-trend! We produce entrepreneurial and technical solutions, which are ecologically friendly, economically attractive and socially ethical.
  • Future technologies rely on creative minds! We research and develop renewable energies, electric mobility, biotechnologies, innovative robots and much more. 
  • New Media is changing our world! We design and test multimedia and interactive applications with the aim of making them more energy and resource efficient. 
  • Interdisciplinarity is indispensable in order to create sustainable solutions. This is why our engineers, business economists, computer scientists and legal experts work together in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Globalisation has to be shaped! Young people from over sixty nations study at the Environmental Campus in order to develop strategies that help us with the effects of globalisation.
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