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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Iserlohn Altstadt


A green city with strong global economic ties

Iserlohn is in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and has the largest population and area of all towns in the Sauerland region. Iserlohn showcases a variety of architecture and styles, from the Gothic altar in the Supreme city church to the Baroque town palace of the city museum and the Pancratius church dating back to 985.

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Iserlohn is a mid-sized city with a population of around 95,000. Approximately 37,000 people work in the city spread over 6,500 companies. There are two universities, both branches of large Applied Sciences universities. There are around 3,400 students in total in the city, and international students make up an average of 13% of the student population.

Studying and Working in Iserlohn

The University of Applied Sciences Europe has a campus in Iserlohn as well as Berlin and Hamburg. In Iserlohn, courses focus on business and management, including Business Psychology and Law, Media Management and Communication, and Sports Management. The university is among the top research facilities in Germany in terms of output. There is also a Südwestfalen University of Applied Sciences campus in Iserlohn with courses in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences.

Iserlohn is considered an internationally-renowned economic center of South Westphalia, with 150 global market-leading companies based there. The majority of companies in Iserlohn are categorized as professional, technical, and scientific services or as part of the motor industry.

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