The SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg is a state-recognized private university in Heidelberg. The university opened on October 1, 1969 as a “facility for the professional rehabilitation of people with disabilities in the tertiary education sector”. In 1991, it was opened to private customers. Since then, the proportion of students with disabilities has dropped to around 5%. In 2004 it was accredited by the Science Council. SRH University uses “Competence Oriented Research and Education.