The dual education concept in which employers and state-run professional educational schools cooperate has a long tradition in Germany. The Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe/Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe offers career-integrated undergraduate study programs.
In 1974, Baden-Württemberg launched the new project aimed at creating a fully integrated system of higher education on a tertiary educational level. It took only a few years for the project in Baden-Württemberg to develop this system of higher education with now approximately 35,000 students in Baden-Württemberg. Around 3000 students are currently enrolled at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science.