Reutlingen University is one of Germany’s leading universities, offering international academic programmes with close ties to industry and commerce. On our campus we have around 5200 students spread across five different Schools: Applied Chemistry, Engineering, ESB Business School, Informatics, and Textiles & Design.
We offer 46 degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, in which we train the top executives of the future. At the same time it is very important to us to support our students’ personal development and to ensure that they become specialists and managers for whom social responsibility is second nature.
ESB Business School is one of the leading internationally accredited (AACSB) business schools with over 120 partner schools, a strong corporate network, the largest alumni association in Germany and ranked the most international business school in Germany.
Partner universities all over the world, students from 80 nations on the ESB campus and international double degree programmes ensure the worldwide employability of our graduates.
The Werk150 at ESB Business School is an authentic learning, development and research environment. The facility, which was started in 2014, provides a cutting-edge infrastructure for the training and advanced training of students. Moreover, topical issues of applied research are also addressed, and new methods, tools and future technologies as well as control methods for adaptable work and logistics systems are developed and tested. The results of the applied research are continuously integrated in the course activities.
The Werk150 images a model production company with its entire industrial value chain and a changing product and services portfolio. Especially processes in the areas of product and work system engineering, incoming goods, storage, order picking, production, assembly and additive manufacturing as well as distribution are replicated and looked at in their entirety.
In the Werk150 the requirements and influences from Industry 4.0 are investigated and conveyed in teaching and further training courses. It has a digital twin or image that is linked with a real factory using information and communication technologies. Thus, both products and production can be planned and simulated virtually, production controlled digitally and the status and localisation of orders, parts and resources monitored in real time.