What is the NU?

What is the Neisse University

The Neisse University represents a network of co-operation between

  • the Technical University of Liberec, 
  • the Wrocław University of Technology and 
  • the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

which is based on joint study courses. 



The creation of a joint European sector of higher education has been the objective of European universities since the 1999 Declaration of Bologna. Based on the understanding that the process of European integration has made important progress during the last few years and has increasingly become a concrete and real fact to the citizens, considerations were raised to establish, by analogy, a joint sector of higher education.

The present trinational project is a step forward towards the creation of a joint European sector of higher education. In its nature, it is unique in Europe, thus having the character of a pilot project.

By their study at these three institutions, the students are being prepared in an excellent way for the expanding EU labour market. Within the framework of the Neisse University, the joint three-year Bachelor course of

Information and Communication Management

Bachelor of Science


is offered in the English language.

To comply with the principle of equality, a system of rotation was agreed upon for the students of this study course. According to this, the students would stay for one year each at each of the universities. The studies are structured in a modular way, thus ensuring that the contents of study are closely interlocked. The new feature about this study course, and at the same time the interesting one, is its highly innovative character which links applied computer science, economic science and communications psychology with issues of an intercultural study, guaranteeing in this way a high degree of flexibility with regard to future assignments of the study courses' graduates. The objective is to train practically orientated specialists for cross-sectional jobs in the fields of economics, the media and in public administration.

The Neisse University concept is the concept of study in a concrete language, cultural, scientific and economic environment. Students and lecturers from three countries are part of it.

The essential advantage of studying at this three-national university based on the utilization of really existing resources in terms of material and staff, is its potential to benefit from all of the respective individual universities' strengths. This applies to the apparatus and laboratory equipment available as well as to the scientific staff potentialities of the institutions involved. Thus, co-operation of all three institutions in a joint educational object is guaranteed on an equal footing. The study, which for its greater part is a concrete one, thus enhances the development of multicultural social competence, marked by the acceptance of things different and by tolerance. For this reason, participation of university lecturers from all three institutions on the basis of equal rights is a significant prerequisite to its effectiveness because it enables this integrated university system to successfully implement a practically orientated training for the three countries.

Another positive element in support of an efficient and career-orientated training is that the students are made familiar with detailed economic, working and living conditions existing in this dynamic region of Central and Eastern Europe. This also includes the knowledge of traditions in economics and science as well as the comprehension of patterns of thought and behaviour existing in the countries involved. There is no doubt of regional advantages being utilized in this context. Co-operation at a level of quality as present with the Neisse University calls for short distances between institutions, as is the case in the Euro region Neisse . The purpose of all this is to take part in shaping the process of integration in the European Union and to counteract as far as possible any undesirable development.

This model of co-operation demonstrates that universities of different countries are not only capable of putting into practice supplementary offers of courses but to also work together as equal partners when providing compulsory elements of study.