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Esslingen am Neckar

Expatrio 2024-02-15
Fachwerkhaus in Esslingen


A famous medieval trading city and modern education hub

Located in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Esslingen am Neckar is a city of around 93,000 people with a proud trading past. For centuries, it was an Imperial Free City, while it became a prominent transport manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. Nowadays, the medieval city remains - but the modern city is all about science and high-tech engineering.

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Esslingen's major higher education institution, the University of Applied Sciences, has a student body of 6,000 people, and plays a huge role in the city. Closely connected to Stuttgart by road and rail, Esslingen is more than a suburb of the larger city. With its medieval markets, and events like July's "Bürgerfest" it has a vibrant civic life - which matches the dynamism of its science-based university.

Studying and Working in Esslingen am Neckar

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Esslingen) focuses on applied subjects like Automotive Engineering, while also offering popular courses in nursing, management, and social sciences. It has very strong links with local industry, running placement schemes (especially in its MBA schemes), and tends to offer excellent career progression in engineering, industrial management, and IT.

It's common for students to find work with Porsche or Daimler - both of which are based in neighboring Stuttgart. And with its medieval center and attractive green spaces, Esslingen offers an enjoyable place to study before entering the vibrant economy of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

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