The “Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Akademie Isny” (nta) is a private, state-approved institution of education comprised of a University of Applied Sciences as well as a vocational college (Berufskolleg). nta was founded in 1945 and today hosts 5 vocational colleges and four mayors at the state-approved University of Applied Sciences.
nta is one of very few institutions in Germany to offer the possibility to start a high-tech sciences career with a General Certificate of Secondary Education as well as a General Qualification for University Entrance. Students with the Certificate of Secondary Education have the option to acquire their Qualification for University Entrance parallel to their vocational training. The colleges and mayors offered, open up a multitude of different career paths in biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, information technology and general physics – whether in business, industry or research.
Close ties of the school and its students to the industry, businesses and research institutions are a trademark of nta, as well as the individual support for the students through highly qualified and experienced teachers and personnel. nta fosters a well-established network with a number of foreign schools and Universities, most of them through Erasmus partnerships. As an additional convenience nta offers very affordable and safe housing in one of its own supervised dormitories. Currently nta has about 500 students acquiring their vocational education in Isny.