Zeppelin Universität 

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The Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance is a state-recognized private-sector foundation university accredited by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research, and the Arts. Zeppelin University has been a foundation university since 2007. In Friedrichshafen, the university maintains two permanent locations. The ""Seemoser Horn,"" situated on Lake Constance, is home to the former ZU headquarters (SeeCampus / SMH) and larger main campus (ZF Campus) started in 2013. ZU focused on the integration of social perspective into science and the application of scientific knowledge to real-world situations in both her teaching and research. Research priorities and areas of focus at ZU have been effectively developed over many years and are now largely established. This includes in particular research on family businesses, decision-making, financial systems, cultural production, leadership, innovation, globalization, digitization, consumption and consumer behavior, media, mobility, sustainability, political institutions, and political decision-making as well as administration 4.0 and public management. The course can be completed for the academic degrees of Bachelor of Arts (8 semesters / 240 ECTS) as well as the Master of Arts or Master of Science (4 semesters / 120 ECTS), both consecutively and nonconsecutively. The institution offers part-time executive programs and additional training possibilities for companies in addition to the fundamental instruction found in the bachelor's and master's programs. Its study program consists of 16 Bachelor's and Master's courses and 4 Executive Masters’s programs. It has more than 80 partner universities worldwide and with that 35 Student initiatives as well. Its students and scientific employees consist of approximately 800 students, more than 3,000 alumni, 35 professors, and 70 Research Assistants. The supervision ratio of scientists per student at ZU is 1:8 whereas 2:1 for Two coaches from science and practice per student

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