Best education right from the start

The Stuttgart region traditionally attaches great importance to good education and training - this is the basis for innovations. Some educational ideas were also invented here, for example the dual university and the Waldorf schools.

The foundations of good education and training are laid in preschool age. The Stuttgart region has a well-developed network of childcare facilities. This isn't just about balancing family and work. The daycare centers and kindergartens in the region see themselves as part of the education system, for example many are House of little explorers .

Of course, the Stuttgart region also has a full range of general education schools with different subject and pedagogical orientations. There are also international schools and those with bilingual offerings.

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Practical study at renowned universities

Two universities and numerous other excellent public and private colleges and academies offer high-quality academic education. The well-known strengths are mechanical engineering, natural sciences and technology as well as architecture and civil engineering. But there are also exceptionally good study opportunities in other subject areas, including film and media, economics, health sciences, social work, education, administrative management and taxes. Specialists trained here are in demand worldwide.

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A special feature of studying in the Stuttgart region is the close practical relevance. The universities benefit from the location in one of the economically strongest and most innovative regions in Europe and maintain numerous close collaborations with industry. This guarantees that graduates are familiar with the latest findings and methods and have a lot of practical experience that they can apply in everyday working life. The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University is special: in cooperation with partner companies, it combines academic studies with practical application in the workplace. The Stuttgart region also has a wide range of vocational schools in the dual training system. Because lifelong learning is recognized as an obligation by local companies and seen as an opportunity by people, there is also a high density of vocational training institutions in the region.

Further information

Further information about local educational institutions can be found in our overview
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You can get an insight into the study opportunities in the Stuttgart region on the university and science region website
You can find information about training and further education opportunities for skilled workers at