Berufsakademie Sachsen: University of Cooperative Education – Future-oriented dual education

The Berufsakademie “BA” Sachsen was founded on 1 October 1991 based on the Baden-Württemberg model and com­­pri­s­­es seven academies in Bautzen, Brei­tenbrunn, Dresden, Glauchau, Leip­zig, Plau­en and Riesa. In this way the principle of dual vocational training was trans­ferred to the level of tertiary education in Saxony.
In contrast to universities of applied sciences and uni­­versities, the students receive both theoretical and practical training in al­­ternating twelve­­-week blocks over a period of three years. This means that the companies are equal partners in the world of academic education. The university of cooperative education are currently offer­­ing a total of 51 courses in Infor­­ma­tion Science, Tech­no­logy, Com­­merce and Social Science. The degrees are equivalent to those offered by universities of applied sciences and are recognized throughout Eu­­rope. All of the se­­­ven academies will convert their tra­­ditio­nal degree courses to internationally comparable “Ba­­­­­­­­­­­­­chelor” cour­­ses until 2010 at the late­­st. Due to a strong focus on practical ex­­perience, studies at Berufsakademie are an attractive al­­ternative to a course offered by a university, particularly since the courses are short and intensive. Fur­thermore, the chance to find a job after graduation are – depending on the type of course – as high as up to 90 per cent.


  1. Address

    Heideparkstraße 8
    D-01099 Dresden
    Telefon +49 (0) 351 81334-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 351 81334-29

  2. Business activity

    Dual theoretical and practical studies
    in Technology, Information Science,
    Commerce and Social Science
    in currently 51 degree programmes
  3. Locations