Mission statement teaching

Trier University of Applied Sciences, as an application-oriented educational and research institution with an international orientation and regional roots, accompanies its students in the development of a future-oriented portfolio of competencies that includes interdisciplinary and supra-disciplinary aspects in addition to discipline-specific ones. For the qualification profile of the students this means

  • to build up current professional, personal and methodological competences,
  • developing key competences and
  • to be enabled to take on social responsibility

Innovative forms of teaching and learning support students in the independent and individual organisation of their studies. Practical relevance and interdisciplinarity are core elements of teaching. Graduates are able to work on tasks in their specialist discipline in a professionally sound and interdisciplinary manner, to adapt to new tasks and to acquire the necessary knowledge on their own responsibility.

The professional and methodological design of the degree programmes in the form of the development of a concrete qualification goal on the current state of science and art is oriented to these overarching premises.

Therefore, for us, good teaching means pursuing these goals through the joint efforts of all members of the university.

With this in mind, the members of Trier University of Applied Sciences are committed to the following principles:


  • take responsibility for their own learning process,
  • cultivate self-study and learn the necessary techniques to do so,
  • give constructive feedback to the teaching staff and actively shape the teaching and the university through their participation in committees.


  • ensure a high professional level that has a current application and research reference,
  • enable students to participate in practice and research projects and promote the development of new knowledge and perspectives with the goal of academic excellence,
  • promote the learning process of students through appropriate didactic methods and align their teaching with the competencies to be taught,
  • use feedback and evaluation for their own further development and continuously develop their teaching concepts.

The employees of the departments and the service facilities

  • advise students comprehensively throughout the entire student life cycle and qualify them in interdisciplinary offerings,
  • support all university members with a high level of service orientation and professionalism,
  • participate in the expansion and further development of the infrastructure in line with demand.

The Presidential Board, the department heads and the university committees

  • provide adequate funding for infrastructure and human resources,
  • assume responsibility for the implementation of this mission statement.

All members of the university treat each other with respect.


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