Aalen University is a first-class address in the university scene of Ostwürttemberg and beyond. Firmly anchored in the region but with a wide international network, Aalen University builds on two strong pillars: technology and business. The former engineering college is now a globally-aligned and praxis-oriented university with five schools and thirty-three study courses. It is currently the strongest university of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg in regard to research. As a modern educational institution, Aalen University sounds out the needs of the changing region and aligns its course offerings to current scientific findings, keeps its infrastructure up to the newest state, and sets up progressive emphases. Aalen University’s twenty-two bachelor offerings currently guarantee approximately 3700 students a scientifically-grounded and praxis-oriented education. Certain fields of study are offered which are found only rarely within Germany or even only in Aalen: Optoelectronics/ Laser Technology, Plastics Engineering, Surface and Materials Technologies as well as Optometry and Audiology. After their bachelor studies (seven semesters, including a practical semester), students can add to their credentials in numerous master studies (three or four semesters). Aalen University’s environment is nearly familial; lectures take place in small groups. Aalen University is continuously developing its international relationships in business and technology. Students are encouraged to complete internships or study semesters abroad. Cooperative agreements exist with seventy-two partner universities and enterprises all over the world.