Expertise is understood at the TUHH’s schools of study to mean the knowledge that students gain and the competences that they acquire in all fundamental basic and sub-disciplines of the subjects they study. The contents and requirements of expertise change over time—as a result of societal changes, for example. To assure alignment to practical requirements and thereby to ensure its students’ expertise the TUHH relies on close interlinking of research and teaching. Research-oriented teaching encourages theoretical knowledge to be seen in the light of a specific state-of-the-art example. The TUHH also prepares students actively for the acquisition of knowledge after completion their studies. Problem-based learning helps train students to acquire knowledge for future tasks themselves—and to do so swiftly and systematically. The TUHH’s schools of study also collaborate closely with industry contacts, legal practices and associations to ensure that theory and practice are constantly reviewed and aligned.