University of the Federal Employment Agency
The University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency was founded in 2006. Since then it has offered two degrees at both of its campus locations in Mannheim and Schwerin:
- Labor Market Management, Bachelor of Arts
- Career Guidance and Case Management, Bachelor of Arts (only in Mannheim)
With these degree programs the university offers internationally recognized academic degrees (Bachelor of Arts, in the future also Master of Arts) with an academic structure oriented on current European standards.
The main financier of the university is the Federal Employment Agency, which offers interested students the opportunity to attain a Bachelor degree at the agency-run university.
Each year approximately 300 students are accepted into the program, of which about 240 are going to study Labor Market Management while approximately 60 will join the Career Guidance Program.
Both degrees take three years to complete.
In 2006 the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency received accreditation from the German Science Council based on the favorable evaluation of its academic model. Therefore it is one of the few universities in the country to have been given special certification by the Council..