Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) offers a combination of practice-oriented teaching and application-driven research. The university stands out among the higher education institutions in the region on account of its exceptionally broad spectrum of engineering and technical disciplines. Along with the fields of Economics, Social Science and Culture, HTWK Leipzig is engaged in a diverse range of teaching and research activities. More than 40 degree courses provide both sound academic knowledge and practical training. There are currently about 6,200 students enrolled at HTWK Leipzig. Long-term and wide-ranging partnerships with companies not only in the region but throughout Germany and Europe, as well as numerous externally funded research projects, demonstrate the universitys high standard of research excellence. With third-party funding amounting to more than 10 million Euro per year, HTWK Leipzig is one of the top-ranking universities of applied sciences in Germany.