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The University of Vechta is rooted in a region that is strongly characterized by a modern agricultural and food economy. It is therefore responsible for the region and the people who live there. This shapes its profile.

The University of Vechta is located in the heart of the Oldenburger Münsterland region in northwestern Lower Saxony, where the agricultural and food industry is the most important sector of the economy. With around 5,200 students, 74 professors, 479 employees and 11 degree programs, it is a small and modern university that impresses with its excellent teaching, innovative research and international orientation.

As a university with a sense of responsibility, the University of Vechta places future issues of society at the center of scientific discourse, summarized under the guiding principle of transformation processes in rural areas. Through the close-knit connection of research, teaching and knowledge transfer as well as its targeted profile focus, the University of Vechta contributes to enabling future generations to cope with complex challenges in rural areas against the background of a globalized world.