« Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire. »

Aristophanes (born c. 450 bce—died c. 388 bce), Greek playwright


To Galileo Global Education Germany

Galileo Global Education is an international educational umbrella organisation that provides young people from all over the world with access to higher education. Galileo Global Education is represented by various well-known educational organisations around the world and is currently active in eight countries: France, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, China, India and Senegal. In Europe, Galileo Global Education is currently the largest private secondary and tertiary education provider in the fields of applied arts, communication and management. More than 80,000 students worldwide are registered under the Galileo Global Education umbrella.

In Germany, Galileo Global Education has been providing private education in the fields of management, media, journalism, film and design since 2013 and boasts double-digit growth. Our main focus in Germany is on vocational colleges and universities of applied sciences. Through these, we provide young people with the state-recognised and accredited qualifications required to pursue fulfilling professional careers that are rich in opportunities. Private education at Galileo Global Education Germany is centred on learning in small groups, personal support, an international focus and hands-on experience of the labour market through the practical application of taught skills.

Through job market relevant training and study programmes, we equip our graduates with the methods and tools they will need to actively shape their futures and succeed as young professionals in a rapidly changing world of work. The impressive career paths pursued by our alumni and the growing popularity of our study programmes in Munich, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin attest to the necessity of our expansion course.

Dr. Reimar Müller-Thum

General Manager
Galileo Global Education Germany GmbH


Are currently enrolled in our vocational training courses as well as university master and bachelor programmes leading to state-recognised qualifications at six locations throughout Germany.


Around 90 professors apply their academic and business expertise to teaching a carefully conceived combination of theory and practice. Classes are small to provide excellent knowledge transfer.

partners in our network

Macromedia University provides you with access to a network of more than 500 prestigious companies. This includes MNCs, numerous globally operating SMEs, international agencies and media houses.


More than 80,000 students in eight countries around the globe are currently enrolled in education programmes under the Galileo Global Education umbrella, and the trend is growing.


Our universities and academies in Germany

The Macromedia University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of accredited B.A. and M.A. programmes in management, media, journalism, film and design at six modern campuses in the centres of Germany's leading metropolises. Here digital transition provides the focus of research and teaching.

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As vocational colleges, Macromedia Academies prepare apprenticeship programmes leading to diplomas recognised by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and offer advanced training for adults. Also providing access to international B.A. programmes for students not meeting the standard entry requirements (Abitur). 

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Freiburg University of Arts and Applied Sciences (hKDM University) for Art, Design and Popular Music unites various artistic disciplines under one roof – visual arts, design, computer science, photography, virtual reality, song writing, producing, painting, etc. – and, thus, reflects the interdisciplinary nature of these different mediums. 

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The renowned French fashion school Atelier Chardon Savard teaches a state-approved and accredited B.A. degree in Fashion Design in Berlin. The course is a partnership with hKDM University. The focus is very much on contemporary fabrics, cuts, processing, drawing, trends and craftsmanship. Also on students honing their personal style.
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A selection from our network of over 500 partners


Study in Germany’s business hotspots

  • Munich

    Sandstraße 9
    80335 Munich
  • Stuttgart

    Naststraße 11 | im Römerkastell
    70376 Stuttgart
  • Freiburg

    Haslacher Straße 15
    79115 Freiburg
  • Cologne

    Brüderstraße 17
    50667 Cologne
  • Hamburg

    Gertrudenstraße 3
    20095 Hamburg
  • Berlin

    M33 Höfe, Mehringdamm 33
    2. Gebäude/Building, 1. Stock/Floor
    10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg


Stay tuned with the latest updates

Off to India: Macromedia students present at their practice partner in New-Dehli


Customized and individualized travel trips to India – that is the value proposition of the travel operator “Quality India Tours“, run by the brothers Anil Dwivedi and Neetesh Dwivedi. With the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ingo Markgraf media management students of Macromedia Cologne Campus developed a communication strategy for the company, which they now presented in the middle of the million metropolis New-Delhi.

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The story so far

Facts and figures

Macromedia GmbH is founded to provide training and further education for media professionals.
First German Chamber of Industry and Commerce certified retraining courses.
Partners with the University of Bradford on degree courses.
Recognition as a vocational school with extensive training opportunities and BAföG (grant) funding.
Macromedia University is founded and is recognized by the Bavarian Ministry of Culture.
Accreditation of Master's degree programmes in English.
Macromedia GmbH becomes part of Galileo Global Education.
Start of the Business School's Management B.A. programme.
Freiburg University of Art, Design and Popular Music (hKDM) becomes part of Galileo Global Education.
Strategic partnership with the University of Westminster.
Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion Design B.A. starts in Berlin.


Galileo Global Education Germany GmbH

Dr. Reimar Müller-Thum
Dr. Reimar Müller-Thum
General Manager
Melina Koussouris
Melina Koussouris
Marketing Director
Dr. Claudia Wasmeier
Dr. Claudia Wasmeier
Finance Director
Gyde Ziesemer
Gyde Ziesemer
Sales Director


How to find us


Galileo Global Education Germany GmbH

Sandstraße 9

80335 München

Deutschland | Germany


Phone +49 89 544151-0

Fax +49 89 544151-985