Inspired by their fascination for big brands, a group of German and Chinese friends decided to found a university for branding in 2010.
They envisaged a place of education that unites and focuses on brand knowledge with a passion for brand stories – while not forgetting that education and creativity are two parts of one inseparable whole. A place that brings together cultures from the Eurasian region.
It was from this thinking which the university was born.
Categorised as a university of applied sciences, the Brand Academy overlooks the River Elbe in Hamburg – itself a city of brands. It is the first university to focus on brands – the central strategic success-factor in national and international businesses.
Brands are exciting stories – and our students are the future authors of those stories.
The Brand Academy is a government-recognised private university offering internationally accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses.
We place great emphasis on a culture of creativity, curiosity and open-mindedness. Our university is a place of learning which combines scientific research and close collaboration with brand-name companies in Europe and Asia.
The mission of the Brand Academy:
Application-oriented, interdisciplinary University of Applied Sciences for Brands – intercultural brand competence in the continuously coalescing world.
The vision of the Brand Academy
A leading academic competence center for brands in Eurasia.
The values of the Brand Academy
We build on appreciation.
We live interculturality and networking.
We encourage and challenge engagement.
We continuously work on our excellence.
We communicate with openness for dialogue.
The students impressed with a straightforward and fresh approach to our Brief. All steps of classic strategic marketing planning were professionally taken. The students included new digital channels and proved that social media and influencer marketing come to them in a completely natural way. It was fun to see how easy it was for them to think out of the box. This made them capable of presenting surprising and efficient solutions. We can only congratulate them on a well-done performance!
Head of Marketing & Sales
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Tallink Silja GmbH
We really appreciated the fresh and inspiring concepts developed by the students – well thought out with a great combination of innovative ideas and a sense for aesthetics and design.
What fascinates me is a holistic and long-term approach of strategic brand management. The marketing professionals of the Brand Academy from Germany and China provide extensive knowledge in the various aspects of marketing, economics, social and cultural content of studies.
General Manager and Art Director
at Glowspark Studios GmbH
The collaboration with the Brand Academy has been a pleasure for me and has produced the professional results for Margarete Steiff GmbH. Within a short time the foreseeable innovative solutions were developed by students and discussed together. We are glad to use the results of this cooperation in our further working process.
Strategic Marketing and Design
Being the German largest package design agency we pay much attention to the brand.
This subject is unfortunately often neglected by many design academies despite their creativity.
The graduates of the Brand Academy bring the principles of marketing and knowledge of strategic tools. This is a great advantage.
at Lothar Böhm Associates GmbH
We met open-minded and knowledge-thirsty students that asked many questions and formulated their concerns eloquently, and confidently took part in the discussions. This is the best setting for the successful career. These students left us a great impression. We support each training pathway that convey the special knowledge and enhance the expertise. The Brand Academy in this case is a clever invention that deserves specific attention.
The training approach is even more interesting due to the fact that Brand Academy takes a bigger position through teaching and learning in the growth market of China.
at Jung von Matt/ brand identity
We were fascinated by remarkable motivation of the Brand Academy and its´ appreciation of trademarks and practical ideas which lead to innovative solutions by the practice projects with ColaRebell.
The revolution in media usage has already begun. Companies and brands must come to terms with this fact. The Brand Academy with its´ degree programmes creates the best conditions for this.
by agency Nordpol+