Business Areas

The Cooperative Education Consult GmbH (COEDCO) is a 100% subsidiary of the DHBW foundation. It offers consulting competencies in the area of international education and research. Our emphasis lies on providing consulting services on dual/cooperative study programmes according to the successful model of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). DHBW has offered work integrated learning programmes in cooperation with companies for over 40 years and thereby developed an attractive alternative to traditional higher education programmes.

Development of dual education

COEDCO and its experts from the system of DHBW develop dual pilot study programmes in cooperation with international educational institutions and partner companies. These can significantly contribute to develop skilled workforce in foreign markets.

Presentations and Consulting

COEDCO offers presentations on the dual study model. Interested delegations will be hosted by an expert from within the system of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. Furthermore, we can organise and deliver content to workshops globally.

Continuing Education

In cooperation with dual partner companies and lecturers of the DHBW we offer a plattform for continuing education in different fields. Continuing education programmes are individually designed and demand driven.

Taicang Sino-German Bachelor Training Programme, China

COEDCO holds a consulting role for a dual study degree programme in Taicang, China. A study cohort of 30 students is admitted once yearly for a four-year programme in Industrial Engineering. The last three years of the programme are taught according to the role model of DHBW. 12 companies of German origin train the students during the practical phases and employ the students after graduation. The project is based on an initiative of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, the Chengxian College of teh South-East University in Nanjing, the dual partner comoanies within the Taicang area, as well as the Taicang Economic Development Area (TEDA) and the Taicang Education Bureau.


On 26 September 2017 the Taicang Sino-German Bachelor Training Programme was officially inaugurated in Taicang City.

The tasks of COEDCO include the development and adaptation of the curriculum, the structures and processes in theory and practical phases, participation in committees and working groups, the brokering of international lecturers as well as quality control measures.


Cooperative Education Consult GmbH
c/o DHBW
Friedrichstr. 14
70174 Stuttgart

+49 711 3206 6040