Helmut Schmidt University originally known as the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg was established in 1973, located in Hamburg, Germany, at the initiative of the then-Federal Minister of Defense, Helmut Schmidt. The university started teaching first in autumn of 1973. It is one of two universities that were established by the Bundeswehr to train and educate its future and existing officers.
It is accessible only to officers and officer candidates of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces). Since 2002 there have been a small number of civilian students at the university. A prerequisite for studying as a civilian at the Helmut Schmidt University is a business scholarship.
Academic degrees and titles obtained at HSU are equivalent to those awarded by state universities and are equally valid, since the courses comply with the requirements of Hamburg's higher education legislation. The university is authorized to confer habilitations and doctoral degrees.
Helmut Schmidt University has been designed as a campus university, and its campus in the Wandsbek district consists of 3 parts. Studying activities take place on the premises of the former Douaumont barracks on the Holstenhofweg in Hamburg-Jenfeld. Students of Engineering are accommodated here in 10 quite modern-looking residential buildings. South of the BAB 24, on the premised of the former Hanseatic barracks in the Stoltenstrasse in Horn, A third residence,on the Jenfelder Allee.
- Lecture Theatre
- Media Center
- Computing Center
- Sports Center
- Language Center
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Humanities and Social sciences
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Economics and Social sciences
The university campus career services offers various services for the students like resumes and cover letters, interview tips and mock interviews, on-campus job fairs, identifying job opportunities and identifying career positions.