University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten

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University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
motto Develop potential. Shaping the future. Realizing potential. Shaping the future.
founding 1964
Sponsorship state
place Weingarten (Württemberg)
state Baden-WürttembergBaden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg
country GermanyGermany Germany
Rector Thomas Spägele
Students 3,600 summer semester 2020
Networks IBH , HfSW
The main building of the university
Part of the computer science center

The Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences (RWU) is a state university in Weingarten (Württemberg) in Upper Swabia with the four faculties of electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, social work, health and care, and technology and management. The RWU emerged from the state engineering school for mechanical engineering in Ravensburg . Until March 2005 the university was called the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences .

The number of enrolled students is 3,530 (as of winter semester 2018/19). The university is part of the International Lake Constance University and is a member of the South West University Federation.


For the winter semester 2005/2006, the courses were completely converted to Bachelor and Master degrees ; Diploma courses were completely abandoned.

Since 2008, a doctoral degree has been open to students after completing their master’s degree in cooperation with the University of Zielona Góra .

Bachelor courses

  • Applied computer science
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Electromobility and renewable energies
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Energy and environmental technology
  • Vehicle technology
  • Health economics
  • Internet & online marketing
  • mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering / vehicle technology (integrating training)
  • Media design & digital design
  • maintenance
  • Physical engineering (technology development)
  • Social work
  • Industrial engineering (technology management)
  • business Informatics

Bachelor courses for teaching

(in cooperation with the Weingarten University of Education ):

  • Computer Science & Electrical Engineering PLUS
  • Vehicle technology PLUS
  • Business Informatics PLUS

Masters courses

  • Applied Health Science
  • Business administration and entrepreneurship
  • Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems
  • Computer science
  • Mechatronics
  • Product development in mechanical engineering
  • Social work and participation
  • Technology management and optimization
  • Environmental and process engineering
  • business Informatics

Part-time master’s courses

As part of the RWU, the Academy for Scientific Continuing Education, Lake Constance-Oberschwaben, offers two part-time master’s courses in addition to seminars and courses:

  • International Business Management
  • Management in social and health care


The university maintains numerous partnerships with colleges and universities on all continents in all courses.



In the nationwide university ranking of the magazine "WirtschaftsWoche", the courses in the field of "Business Informatics" landed again in the top ten in 2018. The industrial engineering course in technology management as well as the courses in applied computer science and mechanical engineering took top places in the CHE ranking in cooperation with the weekly newspaper “ Die Zeit ”.

Web links

Commons : University of Ravensburg-Weingarten  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. South West University Federation
  2. Bilateral agreement on doctoral program - path to doctoral thesis opened at Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences ( memento of October 14, 2013 in the Internet Archive ), Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences, April 7, 2008
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  4. Uni-Ranking 2018 WirtschaftsWoche

Coordinates: 47 ° 48 ′ 51 ″  N , 9 ° 39 ′ 11 ″  E