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Barack Obama at ESMT
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Germany's #1 business school.

President Barack Obama speaking at ESMT Berlin for the Obama Foundation Town Hall Europe.

Conferences which attract a global audience.

Our campus is located in the heart of Berlin.

ESMT has more than 600 students representing 80 nationalities enrolled in degree programs.

The ESMT campus is situated in the heart of Berlin, directly across from the newly rebuilt city palace and just a ten-minute walk from Alexanderplatz. You can get to the school very easily by public transportation or bike. The ESMT Learning Center is located in what was the headquarters of the former East German State Council, a beautiful historic building that includes a landmarked park. While the building itself has kept much of its original charm, ESMT has conducted many necessary changes to transform the premises into a campus with state-of-the-art technology.  

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Hybrid and online learning

ESMT has equipped three of its auditoriums with modern technology for hybrid teaching formats, allowing students to attend face-to-face and virtual lectures. Large-scale video walls have been integrated into the rooms for the transmission of video conferencing services. So-called confidence monitors show faculty what is being projected into the video conference. Tracking cameras allow faculty to move freely around the room. By activating individual microphone units, the intelligent microphone system can point an additional camera at participants in the auditorium as soon as someone speaks up. 

Female faculty member teaching in front of hybrid class

Male student talking into microphone with students sitting in the rows behind him and on screen

Additionally, digital whiteboards transmit what is being written directly into the video conference. Ceiling and table microphones in Auditoriums 3 and 4 ensure that remote participants can easily take part in discussions with in-class-participants. During hybrid classes, so-called co-pilots provide technical support and assist both faculty in coordinating hybrid teaching scenarios and students in case of any problems. The new equipment has benefitted students and executives and helped tackle the increasing demand for remote learning experiences.  

 

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Fast facts

  • The main building was erected between 1962 and 1964 and used as the office of the State Council of the former German Democratic Republic. 
  • From 1999 to 2001 the building served as the Federal Chancellery of the reunified Federal Republic of Germany. 
  • Between 2003 and 2005 the building was extensively renovated for its new use as the campus of ESMT Berlin. 
  • In 2006, then Chancellor Angela Merkel ceremoniously opened the ESMT campus. 
  • Many top-level business and governmental leaders have been guests at ESMT, including Christine Lagarde, Barack Obama, and Olaf Scholz. 
  • In 2021, ESMT invested heavily to add hybrid technology to its auditoriums. 
  • ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education to 658 students and 3,500 executives.  

How to get to ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin
ESMT European School of Management and Technology GmbH
Address: Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 212 31 0

The Schlossplatz campus of ESMT Berlin is within a 2-minute walk from Museumsinsel (U5), a 5-minute walk of the Rotes Rathaus (U5), and a 10-minute walk of Alexanderplatz (S+U) and Spittelmarkt (U2) public transit stations. Search for connections and ticket information on the website of the BVG.

Located in the city center, the Schlossplatz campus of ESMT also can be reached by taxi or private transport from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) within 30 driving minutes. Plan your journey with Google Maps.

The Schöneberg satellite office of ESMT is located at Space Shack Coworking, Akazienstrasse 3a, 10823 Berlin.

The Shanghai branch office of ESMT is located in a building on Century Avenue in Lujiazui, an important financial district in Pudong, Shanghai.