A strong location needs smart people. Educational opportunities are interesting and very much alive.
The Fachhochschule Südwestfalen (University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia) has four locations. Its head office is in Iserlohn.
Its fields of emphasis: natural sciences, engineering technology, information technology, business administration and agricultural economics.
It cooperates successfully with business enterprises. Fuzzy technologies, plastics, conversion, surface and gerontotechnology – the adjoint institutes of the University of applied sciences have a high regional and national reputation:
Kunststoffinstitut für die mittelständische Wirtschaft NRW (plastics institute) - KIMW
Institut für Umformtechnik (institute for conversion technology) - IFU
Institut für Instandhaltung und Korrosionsschutz (institute for maintenance and corrosion protection) - IFINKOR
Institut für Technologie- und Wissenstransfer (institute for technology and knowledge transfer) - TWS
Institut für Entsorgung und Umwelttechnik (institute for disposal and environmental engineering) - IFEU
The DIAL GmbH adds to these institutes as an independent and producer-neutral service provider for light and building services engineering.
Also: BiTS - Business and Information Technology School, a state-approved, private university of applied sciences. It is also located in Iserlohn. Eight semesters with an early practical entrepreneurial orientation, partly funded by private mentors. In innovative bachelor programs:
Business and Management Studies,
Communication & Media Management,
Sport & Event Management,