The University of Kassel, in Germany, is a young, modern and vibrant university, characterized by its openness to new ideas in every single area of its work. Receptivity, initiative, transdisciplinary thinking and unconventionality are traits it welcomes in studies, research and teaching, but also in knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial ventures, to which the university provides special support. It aspires to develop, validate and implement ideas – even if they are not yet in the mainstream. The University of Kassel has an unconventional profile with fields of expertise in nature, technology, culture and society. Questions relating to the future of our planet and our existence such as globalisation, climate change, environmental protection as well as questions regarding the evolution of technical systems or demographic change are characteristic of our profile in both research and teaching. With more than 23,000 students and approximately 1,800 scholars, among them more than 300 professors, the University of Kassel is proud to attract many students and scholars from across Germany and abroad.