If you study for a master's or an MBA in Hamburg you can be sure to experience a great deal in the course of your studies. "The Gateway to the World," as Hamburg is often called on account of its world-famous port, is Germany's second-largest city with a population of around two million. Together with surrounding areas in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania it constitutes the Hamburg metropolitan region. Hamburg, with its centuries-old sea trading tradition, is one of the world's leading industrial and commercial locations. Its leading industries include logistics, the port and maritime economy, aviation, chemicals, electrical engineering, the oil industry, mechanical engineering, vehicle construction, and shipbuilding. Over 160,000 companies are based in Hamburg. They include the OTTO Group, Beiersdorf AG, and Körber AG.
STUDY IN HAMBURG - A CITY WORTH LIVING IN
Along with numerous parks and its proximity to the water with the Elbe River and the Alster, not to mention the North Sea and the Baltic, Hamburg has so much quality of life to offer with its port, its Hafen-City district, and its Alster Lake. The Michel, or St Michael's Church, has such a grandiose view of the city and the splendor of past eras of economic prosperity in the historic listed Speicherstadt or Warehouse City, the former free port area, that you almost feel you can experience it at first hand. A stone's throw away the city's new concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, is taking shape, and in the evening the famous Reeperbahn invites you to an enjoyable night out. A wide and varied range of cultural and sporting events is on offer at a total of 60 theaters, over 100 music clubs, around 60 museums, maybe 280 music publishers, and over 30 mainstream and art house cinemas.
Many parks in and around Hamburg like Planten un Blomen, the Alsterpark, the Stadtpark, and the old Elbpark provide recreational opportunities in bustling downtown Hamburg. In 2011 it was named the European capital of the environment for of its extraordinary achievements in the field of environmental conservation and sustainable development. Salient events such as the Port's Birthday, the Cruise Days, the Hamburg Marathon or the Night of Knowledge define the profile of a city where something is always happening.
A place to relax
My favorite place in Hamburg is Sternschanze because it is a good place to relax, distress, and meet new people.
Derick Boamah, USA, Class 18
NIT ON TUHH CAMPUS
The NIT is located on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), offering students a perfect opportunity to combine study and life. The TUHH campus is a place of pulsating ideas and encounters. Lectures, concerts, parties, company presentations and much more enrich the cultural atmosphere. There are many groups you can join to make music, sing or put on plays. Join the water sports group to canoe or the Academic Sailing Club to cover greater distances by yacht. The cosmopolitan make-up of the student body encourages intercultural exchange. Student members of StudIO, the Student International Organization, regularly present the cultures of their countries of origin. And all TUHH students meet with friends and relations at the annual Sommerfest or summer festival.
The TUHH and the NIT benefit from direct connections to the public transportation system. Take the S-Bahn and you are only 15 minutes away from downtown Hamburg and the second-largest port in Europe.