Heilbronn University

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Heilbronn University
founding April 17, 1961
Sponsorship state
place Heilbronn , Künzelsau , Schwäbisch Hall
state Baden-Württemberg
country Germany
Rector Oliver Lenzen
Students 8,302 WS 2019/20 5,811
at the Heilbronn location,
1,489 at the Künzelsau location,
1,002 at the Schwäbisch Hall location
Employee 679 (including 214 professors)
Website www.hs-heilbronn.de
Heilbronn University.

The Heilbronn University is a University of Applied Sciences with a focus on technology, business and computer science, which is located in Baden-Wuerttemberg. With a total of 8,302 students, it is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. The Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences offers various bachelor and master courses in seven faculties. These include full-time courses, but also cooperative and part-time courses. The university is spread over four locations: 1. Campus in Heilbronn -Sontheim, 2. Educational campus in Heilbronn , 3. Reinhold-Würth University in Künzelsau and 4. Campus Schwäbisch Hall. The Sontheim campus currently offers space for 2521 students with a focus on technology. At the education campus in downtown Heilbronn, 3,290 students specialize in business administration. 1489 students are enrolled at the Reinholdt-Würth University in Künzelsau and there are 1002 students specializing in management and sales at the Schwäbisch Hall campus (opening in autumn 2009).


On April 17, 1961, the forerunner school of the Heilbronn State Engineering School was founded; Friedrich Aßmus was the founding director, previously director of the Furtwangen Engineering School . The first courses of study were precision engineering and mechanical engineering , the latter divided into the trains operating technology and construction . Teaching was initially held in rented rooms in the Heilbronn train station district, while administration was housed in the former Heilbronn cigar factory . Due to the rapid increase in the number of students from 50 (1961) to 260 (1963), the school soon ran into a lack of space; in the spring of 1964 it was spread over four locations throughout Heilbronn. In the same year the first 57 graduates finished their engineering studies. In autumn 1965, after a construction period of 2½ years, the engineering school moved to a new building on Max-Planck-Strasse in the south of Heilbronn, which was supposed to provide space for the 750 students planned at the time. In the summer semester of 1966, physical engineering was added as a fourth course. In 1969 the founding director Aßmus retired, his successor was Walter Hellerich.

After the establishment of the course in manufacturing business administration, the name changed in 1969 to State Engineering School and Higher Business School Heilbronn . In the summer semester of 1971, a second business administration course followed with transport management . With the Baden-Württemberg University of Applied Sciences Act, the Fachhochschule Heilbronn (later Fachhochschule Heilbronn - University of Technology and Economics ) became the Fachhochschule Heilbronn on October 1, 1971 . With the conversion to a university of applied sciences , the entry requirements for the course changed. The previous practical training through apprenticeship or a two-year internship was omitted, instead there were practical semesters during the course. The pre-requisite for the course was now the technical college entrance qualification .

In 1972, the first step in the establishment of a comprehensive university together with Heidelberg University was the establishment of the medical informatics course . The comprehensive university with 10,000 study places, which should be built in Heilbronn according to the university master plan II Baden-Württemberg , did not materialize, however.

From 1977 to 1989 Walter Dörr was rector of the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, who campaigned for an extension and for new departments such as tourism, electronics and viticulture, which led to the number of students at the former engineering school tripling during this time and the existence of the university for secured the future.

The university has had its current name since September 1, 2005.

In 2009 the Schwäbisch Hall campus was opened after a year of renovation.

In July 2011, construction work began on the new campus in Heilbronn city center on the former site of Heilbronnerversorgung GmbH (HVG). As early as the 2011/12 winter semester, some of the students and professors moved into a building previously used by the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach. In October 2012, studies began in the new building of Heilbronn University and the campus was officially opened. In the following years, the education campus continued to grow: in autumn 2019, the North Education Campus was opened, which houses a cross-university library LIV and two other buildings of the Heilbronn University. Since then, in addition to the Faculty of International Business, the Faculty of Economics and Transport, as well as the Rectorate and Administration of the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences have been located on the education campus.

Research institutions

  • Institute for Applied Research (iaf) with the in-institutes
    • Electronic Business Institute (EBI)
    • Institute for Medicine, Computer Science and Economics (GECKO)
    • Heilbronn Institute for Applied Market Research (H-InfaM)
    • Institute for Automotive Technology and Mechatronics (IKM)
    • Institute for Sustainability in Transport and Logistics (INVL)
    • Institute for Strategy and Controlling (ISC)
    • Institute for Company Law (IfU)
    • Orient Institute for Intercultural Studies (OIS)
    • Polymer Institute for Plastics Technology (PIK)
    • Center for Business Administration and Management (zfbu GmbH)
    • German Institute for Company-Related Forecasting Models and Potential Analysis (DIUPP)
    • Institute for Fast Mechatronic Systems (ISM)
    • Haller Institute for Management (HIM)
    • Usability & Interaction Technology Laboratory (UniTyLab)
    • Interdisciplinary teaching and research center for machine learning (ZML)
    • Institute for Digitization and Electric Drives (IDA)

Bachelor degrees

Faculty of Mechanics and Electronics (T1)

  • Automotive Systems Engineering (ASE)
  • Electrical Systems Engineering (ESE)
  • Electronics and Information Technology (EL) (to be discontinued)
  • Mechanical engineering (MB)
  • Mechatronics and microsystem technology (MM) (to be discontinued)
  • Mechatronics and Robotics (MR)
  • Robotics and Automation (RA) (to be discontinued)

Faculty of Technical Processes (TP)

  • Production and process management (PPM)
  • Technical logistics management (TLM)
  • Process and environmental technology (VU)

Faculty of Computer Science (IT)

  • Applied Computer Science (AI)
  • Medical Informatics (MIB)
  • Software Engineering (SEB)

Faculty of Economics and Transport (WV)

  • Business Administration and Management (BU)
  • Transport Management and Logistics (VB)
  • Transport Management and Passenger Transport (VB-PV)
  • Business Informatics (WIN)

Faculty of International Business (IB)

  • International Business Administration - Intercultural Studies (IBIS)
  • International Business Administration - Eastern Europe (IBO) (expiring)
  • Hotel and restaurant management (HM)
  • Tourism Management (TM)
  • International Wine Management (IWM) (expiring)
  • Wine Marketing and Management (WMM)

Faculty of Technology and Economics (TW)

  • Drive systems and mechatronics (AM) (to be discontinued)
  • Automation technology and electrical engineering (AE)
  • Business administration and culture, leisure and sports management (BK)
  • Business Administration, Marketing and Media Management (BM)
  • Business Administration and Social Management (BS)
  • Electrical engineering (ET)
  • Energy management (EM)
  • Industrial Engineering (WI)

Faculty of Management and Sales (MV)

  • Management and Corporate Accounting (MUR) (expiring)
  • Financial Management, Accounting & Taxation (FAT)
  • Management and Procurement (MBW) (expiring)
  • Sustainable procurement industry (NBW)
  • Management and Human Resources (MPW)
  • Management and Sales: Finance (MVF) (expiring)
  • Management and sales: trade (VH) (expiring)
  • Management and sales: Industry (VI) (to be discontinued)
  • Management and Sales (MV)

Masters courses

Faculty of Mechanics and Electronics (T1)

  • Automotive Systems Engineering (MAS)
  • Electrical Systems Engineering (MEL)
  • Electronic Systems Engineering (MES) (to be discontinued)
  • Mechanical engineering (MMA)
  • Mechatronics and Robotics (MMR)
  • Mechatronics (MME) (to be discontinued)

Faculty of Technical Processes (TP)

  • Technical Management (MTM)
  • Process engineering (MVT)

Faculty of Computer Science (IT)

  • Medical Informatics (MIM)
  • Software Engineering and Management (MSEM)

Faculty of Economics and Transport (WV)

  • Business Informatics Master (MID)

The faculty's other master’s courses are listed under Heilbronn University Graduate School (HUGS):

  • Transport and Logistics Management (MTL)
  • Corporate Management / Business Management (MU)

Faculty of International Business (IB)

  • International Business & Intercultural Management (MIBIM)
  • International Tourism Management (MITM)
  • Sustainable tourism development (NDE)

Faculty of Technology and Economics (TW)

  • Business Administration and Culture, Leisure and Sports Management (MBK)
  • Electrical engineering (MEE)
  • International Marketing and Communication (MBM)
  • Technical Management (MTM)

Faculty of Management and Sales (MV)

  • Business Analytics, Controlling & Consulting (MAC)

HILL (Heilbronn Institute for Lifelong Learning)

The Heilbronn Institute for Lifelong Learning (HILL) non-profit GmbH is the central advanced training facility of the Heilbronn University and thus takes on the organization and implementation of advanced training programs as a service provider. HILL offers various part-time bachelor and master degrees as well as MBA courses and certificate programs.

Partner universities

Heilbronn University maintains partnerships with universities in around 60 countries. Within the EU, the university has partners in 25 countries, including Sweden, Finland, Spain, Italy and France. It has a total of 130 Erasmus partner universities. Another 90 global exchange partners outside the EU can be found in Brazil, Indonesia, Canada, Mexico, Russia and the USA, among others.

Web links

Commons : Heilbronn University  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistical Reports Baden-Württemberg, State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg, Article No. 3234 15001 B III 1 - j / 15, teaching and education from September 1, 2015 ( Memento from October 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ^ Ministry of State ( Memento from September 11, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  3. ^ History of the university until 1972 according to the website and according to Wolfgang Petermann: Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences. In: City and District of Heilbronn. Theiss, Stuttgart and Aalen 1974, ISBN 3-8062-0121-8 , pp. 218-220
  4. https://www.stimme.de/heilbronn/nachrichten/region/Bildungscampus-Nord-feierlich-eroeffnet;art140897,4262359
  5. https://www.hs-heilbronn.de/weiterbildung
  6. https://www.hs-heilbronn.de/partnerhochschulen

Coordinates: 49 ° 7 ′ 19 ″  N , 9 ° 12 ′ 40 ″  E