The GRUNDIG AKADEMIE was established in 1978 as a non-profit-making foundation by Max Grundig, one of the most innovative German industrialists of the post-war era. From the very beginning, the GRUNDIG AKADEMIE has regarded itself as an educational institution that not only teaches very specific technical and business know-how in targeted training courses, but also imparts extensive knowledge for different kinds of occupational groups in longer-term further education.

In 1991, the GRUNDIG AKADEMIE established a branch in Gera. In the following years, other educational institutions were integrated into the GRUNDIG AKADEMIE GRUPPE, in order to further broaden its range of services. The GRUNDIG AKADEMIE GRUPPE includes TOP Business GmbH, formerly Philips Academy, in Nuremberg and Hamburg and an executive training academy, WiSo-Führungskräfte-Akademie (WFA), in Nuremberg . WFA is a non-profit limited company at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and serves as a link to the scientific community.



für Wirtschaft und Technik Gemeinnützige Stiftung e.V.

The parent house, with its subsidiaries in Nuremberg and Gera and more than 150 employees, offers a wide range of professional education from technical vocational schools to open enrollment courses in management, IT and engineering and long-term vocational training with certified diplomas. To this day, we have been able to accompany tens of thousands of people to successfully accomplishing their training goals.

TOP Business

Having emerged from the renowned Phillips Akademie, the TOP Business GmbH, is one of the leading providers of worldwide training and consulting solutions for telecommunication.



The WiSo-Fuehrungskraefte-Akademie is a co-operation between Grundig Akademie and Nuremberg’s Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) for international certifed education in Management und Business Administration. The WFA offers an extra-occupational MBA in co-operation with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.


Institut für Personennahverkehr

The ÖPNV Akademie (Public Transport Academy) provides seminars, workshops and congreses about public transport issues for the national and international market, for instance driver trainings for commuter railway systems, subways and buses.