The Hochschule Harz – University of Applied Studies and Research has two bases in Saxony-Anhalt. The Department of Automation and Computer Sciences as well as the Department of Business Studies are located in Wernigerode. The Department of Public Management can be found in Halberstadt.
In October 1991, Hochschule Harz was founded as “Fachhochschule Harz”. Initially, the courses on offer consisted of Business Administration, Tourism, and Business Informatics at the Department of Business Studies in Wernigerode. 77 students took up their studies in the 1991/1992 winter term. Meanwhile, six Bachelor's degree programs are offered at the Department of Business Studies. Today the number of students has increased to about 1,700. In the 2007/2008 winter term, two Master's degree programs – „Business Consulting“ and „Tourism and Destination Development“ – were launched.
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