Standards and academia

Academic courses on standardization

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Courses dealing with standardization specifically go into great detail, emphasizing its strategic importance. Such courses cover the principles of standards work and how it can be used to enhance competitive ability and foster economic development.

Courses on standardization culminating in a certificate of completion

Currently, the following German universities offer courses on strategic standardization that culminate in the certificate "DIN Standardization Expert - Principles of Standardization":

  • Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin), Department of Innovation Economics
  • Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Institute of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Engineering
  • Pforzheim University of Applied Science, School of Engineering

Courses which also cover standardization

The following academic institutions offer courses which also cover standardization:

Academic institutionInstitute / School / Faculty, etc.
DIN Media University of Applied Sciences BerlinFachbereich VIII Maschinenbau, Veranstaltungstechnik, Verfahrenstechnik, Fachgebiet Qualitätsmanagement und Fertigungsmesstechnik
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied SciencesFachbereich Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau und Technikjournalismus, Lehrgebiet Qualitätsmanagement, Konstruktion, Hydraulik und Pneumatik
Technical University of DarmstadtInstitut für Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinen (PTW)
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and ArtsFachbereich Informations- und Elektrotechnik, Sachgebiet Telekommunikationstechnik, Informationstechnik
Leibniz University of HanoverJuristische Fakultät, Vorlesungen „Technikrecht“ und „Einführung in das Recht für Ingenieure“
Leibniz University of HanoverInstitut für Antriebssysteme und Leistungselektronik
Hochschule HannoverFakultät II Maschinenbau und Bioverfahrenstechnik, Vorlesung Informationskompetenz II
Leipzig UniversityAbteilung Betriebliche Informationssysteme (BIS) am Institut für Informatik

For more information

DIN helps instructors incorporate standards and standardization in their curricula. We can also provide course materials. Some lectures are even held by DIN staff members.
Our publishing house, DIN Media, produces titles suitable for students in a number of areas. Go to to find out more.
If you want to include standardization in your curriculum please feel free to contact us any time - we are happy to help!


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