University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

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University of Applied Sciences Augsburg
University of Applied Sciences
motto Committed - creative - practical
founding August 1, 1971 (predecessor institutions since 1670)
Sponsorship state
place augsburg
state Bavaria
country Germany
president Gordon Thomas Rohrmair
Students 6,224 (WS 2016/17)
Employee 748 (December 31, 2014)
including professors 160 (12/2016)
Annual budget € 37,168,384.81
Campus am Roten Tor: K-Bau (seat of the university management)
Campus am Brunnenlech: A building (view from the H building)

The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences - University of Applied Sciences (abbreviated college Augsburg, to 2007: University of Applied Sciences Augsburg ) is a college based in Augsburg and was founded 1971st It is divided into the main areas of business , design , technology , IT and social work. With over 6,200 students from 70 nations in seven faculties , the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria. Currently, more than 30 Bachelor - and master - degree programs offered as well as a total of three part-time courses .


Temporal overview of the previous institutions
1972-1976 Friedrich Dworschak
1976-1982 Wolfgang Heidecker
1982-1988 Rudolf Bretzel
1988-2000 Hans Benedict
2000-2004 Hans-Jürgen Körner
2004-2016 Hans-Eberhard Schurk
since 2016 Gordon Thomas Rohrmair

The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences was established on August 1, 1971 on the basis of the Bavarian University of Applied Sciences Act through the union of the Rudolf Diesel Polytechnic and the Werkkunstschule. At this point in time, both previous institutions looked back on a long tradition.

The beginnings

The beginnings of the university can be traced back to the year 1670. At that time, Joachim von Sandrart founded a private art academy in Augsburg . After the academy in Nuremberg founded by Jacob von Sandrart in 1662, this is one of the oldest art academies in German-speaking countries. In 1684, the academy was recognized by the Protestant part of the Augsburg city council, which had equal representation. From this point on, people spoke of the "Protestant Academy". In 1710 the "Imperial City Art Academy" was founded, making the facility accessible to all citizens. The Reichsstädtische Kunstakademie was headed from the beginning by two equal directors. The Catholic directors included artists such as Johann Rieger (1710 to 1730), Johann Georg Bergmüller (1730 to 1762), Matthäus Günther (1762 to 1784) and Johann Josef Anton Huber (from 1784). Protestant directors were, for example, Georg Philipp Rugendas (1710 to 1742), Gottfried Eichler the Elder (1742 to 1759), Johann Elias Ridinger (1759 to 1767), Johannes Esaias Nilson (1769 to 1786) and Johann Elias Haid (1786 to 1808).

Two years later, in 1712, the city council assigned her a “permanent local” in the upper floor of the so-called “ Stadtmetzg ”, a building by Elias Holl . In 1779, the entire range of courses was reformed and a “private society for encouraging the arts” (a kind of sponsorship association ) was founded under city caretaker Paul von Stetten .

19th century

After Augsburg lost its status as a free imperial city in 1808, the existence of the imperial city art academy also ended. The facility served as a feeder for the Munich Academy until 1814, and from 1814 was called the “Royal Art School”. This went on to the higher art school founded in 1820. In 1835 it was incorporated into the "Royal Polytechnic School" founded on November 11, 1833. This was initially in the Fugger houses and from 1834 in the former Katharinenkloster . The most famous student was the later "painter prince" Franz von Lenbach . The year 1864 brought the dissolution of this school after 29 years, only one mechanical engineering school remained. From 1870 to 1907 it was called the “Royal Industrial School”, which was also attended by Rudolf Diesel , the later engineer and inventor. There were interim solutions in the technical faculties until 1924.

Art classes were reorganized in 1877 under the name “Städtische Höhere Kunstschule”. In 1905 the art school relocated to the newly built rooms on the top floor of the Hall School on Maximilianstrasse . It remained there, apart from relocations due to the war and destruction, changed several times until 1984. In 1921 this institution was affiliated to the technical college of the city of Augsburg, but retained its own life until it was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.

The building trade school was launched in 1893.

20th century

In 1905, at the suggestion of the "Augsburger Gewerbehalle" (an association of Augsburg traders), the "Augsburger Handwerkerschule" was founded. The former state stud on Baumgartnerstrasse was converted for this purpose. A year later, the Augsburg Web School was attached to this school. Due to a lack of space, extensive renovations and new buildings were necessary in 1910. Just two years later, a spinning department was added and a technical college for mechanical engineering and electrical engineering was established as a successor to the industrial school that was dissolved by royal decree in 1907 (inventory and premises were then used by the newly built royal district high school , today's Holbein-Gymnasium ). Later, in September of the same year, all technical schools and specialist courses on Baumgartnerstrasse were combined to form a single facility under the name of “Commercial Technical Schools of the City of Augsburg”. Under this name, the so-called “A-Bau” was moved into in 1913 and the so-called “F-Bau” a year later.

From 1924 to 1932, the “ Higher Technical College of the City of Augsburg” with the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering departments was affiliated to the commercial college . There was also a municipal construction school with a five-semester training period. Both schools were merged in 1932 under the name Höhere Technische Lehranstalt, to which the technical colleges including the municipal higher art school were still attached.

After the Second World War , teaching was resumed in January 1946. The technical and artistic facilities were henceforth independent again and reopened under the names of the “Bau- und Ingenieurschule” and “Kunstschule” of the city of Augsburg. In 1951 the building and engineering school was renamed again to "Rudolf Diesel Building and Engineering School of the City of Augsburg, Academy for Applied Technology". The duration of the course was increased from 5 to 6 semesters in 1953 and at the same time the electrical engineering course was set up with the fields of power engineering and communications engineering .

On October 1, 1958, the "Building and Engineering School" was given the name "Rudolf Diesel Polytechnic of the City of Augsburg, Academy for Applied Technology" after a corresponding expansion.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the A-building was supplemented by the B-wing and the large physics room with nuclear physics laboratory, the C-building was completed and the mechanical engineering laboratory (D-building) was designed.

In July 1965, after around 60 years of existence, the technical colleges were dissolved without replacement.

Campus at the Red Gate: K and W buildings

The “art school” was named “Werkkunstschule der Stadt Augsburg, Higher Technical School for Applied Graphics and Painting” in 1961. It comprised a one-semester preliminary course based on the model of the Dessau Bauhaus and was divided into the four specialist classes of commercial graphics, sample design, shop window and exhibition design and applied painting.

Both municipal institutions were united on August 1, 1971 to form the Augsburg State University of Applied Sciences. The teaching areas of the previous schools were continued in the fields of technology and design.

Since then, the university has grown and expanded continuously: at the beginning of the 1974/75 winter semester, a new branch of training was opened with business training. Today's Faculty of Economics (at that time the business administration department) was founded in 1979 as a spin-off of the general sciences department. Another subject was added in the 1980/81 winter semester with the computer science course. In 1991 the independent department of computer science was founded (today the faculty of computer science). The Media Informatics / Multimedia course was set up in the 1996/97 winter semester as a cooperation between the Faculties of Design and Informatics. The environmental technology course in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering started in the 1998/99 winter semester.

Latest development

In the winter semester 2000/01, the courses in mechatronics, business informatics and international management started teaching. Gradually, so-called advanced training courses were set up. In the winter semester 1995/96 the Faculty of General Sciences (today: Faculty of Applied Humanities and Natural Sciences) started the advanced training course "Environmental Technology-Immission Control", in the winter semester 2000/01 at the Faculty of Architecture and Construction the course "Construction Management" (Master of Engineering in Project Management) and in the winter semester 2007/08 at the Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering the course “Technology Management”.

Campus am Brunnenlech: H-building with cafeteria,
Lochbach in the foreground

In the winter semester 2005, a service center with a central library, computer center and cafeteria could be moved into with the H building, the first new building in a long time. In spring 2007, buildings K to M for the faculties of design and computer science were inaugurated on the site of the former school calico factory . The preserved historical head building was renovated in the style of a baroque castle and the two wing structures, demolished in 1996, rebuilt in modern architecture made of glass, steel and exposed concrete.

The newly created second campus on Friedberger Straße, which also includes the J-Building, which the Faculty of Computer Science moved into in 1999, was named because of its proximity to the Red Gate Campus at the Red Gate . The buildings at the Baumgartnerstrasse location were named Campus am Brunnenlech due to the Lochbach , which flows through the university campus between the H-Bau on the western bank and A and E-Bau on the eastern bank. It is also called Brunnenlech in the university area.

Due to an amendment to the Bavarian University Act in 2007, the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences became the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences . The short form Hochschule Augsburg has been used as a name since February 2008 . In 2011 the name was again changed to Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (still abbreviated as Augsburg University of Applied Sciences ).

In 2011 the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences celebrated its 40th anniversary as a university of applied sciences.

The Faculty of Economics moved into a new building on the Red Gate campus in the 2011/12 winter semester. Before that, she spent 34 years together with the chairs of music and art education at the University of Augsburg in Lechhausen on Schillstrasse in the former college of education, where it was relocated from the main site in the 1977/78 winter semester.


Faculty since Enrolled students
(as of WS 16/17)
Humanities and natural sciences - 167 2
Architecture and construction - 1242 7th
Electrical engineering - 909 6th
layout - 685 4th
Computer science 1980/1991 870 6th
Mechanical engineering and process engineering - 1053 5
economy 1974 1226 6th
total - 6.152 35

The Faculty of Applied Humanities and Natural Sciences (previously General Sciences) oversees the general sciences elective subjects and the humanities and natural sciences basic subjects of the technical courses. The general science elective subjects with topics from philosophy, literature, history, politics, languages, etc. are intended to complement and expand the specialist course. It also offers the additional qualification in environmental technology and pollution control. The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences is a member of MedienCampus Bayern , the umbrella organization for media training and further education in Bavaria.

Course offers

Campus am Roten Tor: W-Bau (Faculties for Computer Science and Business)

Currently (as of February 13, 2020) the following courses are offered at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences:

Bachelor courses

Masters courses

  • Applied Research (FK for electrical engineering, IT and business, cooperation with the universities of Deggendorf, Ingolstadt, Nuremberg, Amberg-Weiden and Regensburg)
  • Architecture (FK for architecture and construction, cooperation with the HS Munich)
  • Civil engineering (FK for architecture and construction, cooperation with the HS Munich)
  • Business Information Systems (FK für Informatik)
  • Energy Efficiency Design - E2D (FK for architecture and construction)
  • Industrial safety (FK for electrical engineering)
  • Computer Science (FK for Computer Science)
  • Interactive media systems (FK for design and FK for IT)
  • International Business and Finance (FK für Wirtschaft)
  • IT project and process management (FK for IT)
  • Lightweight construction and fiber composite technology (FK for mechanical engineering)
  • Marketing / Sales / Media (FK for business, cooperation with the HS Ingolstadt )
  • Mechatronic Systems (FK for electrical engineering, cooperation with the University of Ulster )
  • Personnel management (FK for business, cooperation with the universities of Ingolstadt, Landshut and Munich)
  • Project management (FK for architecture and construction)
  • Taxes and accounting (FK für Wirtschaft, cooperation with HS Ingolstadt)
  • Technology management (FK for mechanical engineering and process engineering, cooperation with HS Kempten )
  • Transformation Design (FK for design)
  • Environmental and process engineering (FK for mechanical engineering and process engineering)

dual study

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering + training to become a master builder, master mason or master carpenter
  • Bachelor of Business Administration + training to become a banker
  • Bachelor Electrical Engineering + training to / for electronics / in
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of International Industrial Engineering + training as an industrial clerk
  • Bachelor mechanical engineering + training to become an industrial mechanic or aircraft mechanic or product designer
  • Bachelor Mechatronics + training as mechatronics / in
  • Bachelor Systems Engineering + training as IT specialist, industrial mechanic, electrical engineer, mechatronics technician
  • Bachelor Technical Computer Science
  • Bachelor in environmental and process engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Informatics

Training opportunities

  • Academic bridge qualification international (certificate, FK for architecture and civil engineering)
  • Specialized engineer for expansion (certificate, FK for architecture and civil engineering)
  • Specialist facade engineer (certificate, FK for architecture and civil engineering, cooperation with the HS Munich)
  • Timber construction - integral planning and construction (certificate, FK for architecture and civil engineering)
  • IT project and process management (certificate, FK for IT)
  • Process developer logistics (certificate, FK for business)
  • Further education course in environmental technology - pollution control (certificate, FK for humanities and natural sciences)
  • Certificate Basics of Industrial Engineering (Certificate, FK for humanities and natural sciences)
  • Certificate intercultural competences (certificate, FK for humanities and natural sciences)
  • Certificate of social skills (certificate, FK for humanities and natural sciences)
  • Additional qualification environmental technology - pollution control (certificate, FK for humanities and natural sciences)

Institutes and competence centers

Two institutes at the university promote knowledge and technology transfer:

  • The Institute for Technology Transfer and Further Education (ITW) is the central contact point of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences for companies and practical institutions.
  • The tasks of the Institute for the History of Technology are teaching, research, public relations and expert work. The aim of the work is the documentation and preservation of technical and industrial historical objects in Swabia.

The primary goal of the Competence Centers for Structural Engineering, Mechatronics and Environmental Technology is to work on research projects and develop innovations in cooperation with the private sector.

In addition, there are two affiliated institutes : the Technologie Centrum Westbayern, based in Nördlingen, and the Institute for Construction Law and Construction Operations in Augsburg .


Campus at the red gate; Artwork on campus

The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences has two locations, which are around 500 m apart in the city ​​center .

The campus at Brunnenlech (Buildings A to H) with the faculties of humanities and natural sciences, architecture and civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as administration, cafeteria, central library and data center is located between Brunnenlechgäßchen and Baumgartnerstraße.

On Friedberger Straße, on the site of the former school calico factory, the campus at the Roten Tor (Buildings J to M and W) with the faculties of IT, design, economics, the cafeteria, a cafeteria and the university management was built.

Together with the universities of Neu-Ulm and Kempten , the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences has been operating the Vöhlinschloss University Center in Illertissen since 2009 . The universities use the meeting and convention center for seminars, training courses, conferences and for advice on setting up a business.

Vöhlinschloss University Center

Costs and Tuition Fees

It will be charged a semester fee of € 102.05 per semester, this is made up of 42 € Student Union and 60,05 € for the semester ticket of the AVV (as WS 2017). Tuition fees were levied from 2007 to 2013.


Surname born died Function at the HS Augsburg Faculty from to annotation
Johann Georg Bergmüller 1688 1762 catholic director Imperial City Art Academy 1730 1762 important baroque fresco painter
Dominikus Boehm 1880 1955 student Building trade school Augsburg 1896 1900 German architect
Heinrich von Buz 1833 1918 student Kgl. Polytechnic School Augsburg 18 ?? 18 ?? German technician and industrialist
Rudolf Diesel 1858 1913 student Commercial and industrial school Augsburg 1872 1875 Inventor of the diesel engine
Martin Eder 1968 - college student layout 1986 1992 German artist
Hubert Gindest 1933 - Professor of Marketing economy 1973 1998 German economist
Karl Albert Gollwitzer 1839 1917 student Kgl. Polytechnic School Augsburg 1855 1858 German architect
Alexander Grimm 1986 - college student mechanical engineering 2008 - Olympic champion in canoe slalom (2008)
Matthäus Günther 1705 1788 director Imperial City Art Academy 1762 1784 important rococo painter
Josef Lever 1894 1972 college student Building School Augsburg 19 ?? 1914 German entrepreneur
Georg Holzach 1963 - Lecturer (media training) economy 2006 2006 German television journalist
Mario Jeckle 1974 2004 Student, lecturer Computer science 1993 1997 German computer scientist
Georg Krauss 1826 1906 student Kgl. Polytechnic School Augsburg 183? 1847? Founder of the locomotive factory Krauss & Comp.
Edwin Kreuzer 1947 - college student Rudolf Diesel Polytechnic 1966 1971 President of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg
Georg Lacher 1809 1882 college student Art School Augsburg ? ? German painter
Franz von Lenbach 1836 1904 student Kgl. Polytechnic School Augsburg 1852 1853 German painter
Wilhelm Liebhart 1951 - Professor of History, Politics and Literature Humanities and natural sciences 1989 - German historian
Eugen Nerdinger 1910 1991 director Werkkunstschule of the city of Augsburg 1960 1970 Commercial artist
Erika is raining 1962 - Professor of Personnel and Organization economy 2008 - Top 40 in German HR (Personalmagazin 09/07)
Fritz Scherer 1940 - Professor of Business Administration economy 19 ?? 2003 1st Vice President of FC Bayern Munich
Thomas Schmidt 1976 - college student mechanical engineering 1999? 2003? Olympic champion in canoe slalom (2000)
Thomas Schwartz 1964 - Honorary professor for applied ethics Humanities and natural sciences 2005 - catholic priest
Wolfgang Simler 1943 - Lecturer in banking economy 1986 2009 President of the Munich Central Office of the Bundesbank
Rupert Stadler 1963 - college student economy 198? 198? CEO of Audi AG
Panoramic picture of the university (Brunnenlechgäßchen)


  • Eugen Nerdinger, Lisa Beck: Three hundred years of the school for design in Augsburg: from the Imperial City Art Academy to the design department at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences . Mühlberger Verlag, Augsburg 1987, ISBN 3-921133-44-0 .
  • Elisabeth Bäuml: History of the old imperial city art academy of Augsburg . Dissertation Munich 1950.
  • Bruno Bushart: The Augsburg academies . In: Academies of art between Renaissance and romanticism . 1989, pp. 332-347.

Web links

Commons : Augsburg University of Applied Sciences  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Augsburg University of Applied Sciences: Mission statement. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 1, 2017 ; accessed on March 1, 2017 .
  2. ^ Augsburg University of Applied Sciences: Presidium. Retrieved March 1, 2017 .
  3. a b University in Figures at, accessed on November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Augsburg University of Applied Sciences: Data & Facts. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 7, 2017 ; accessed on March 1, 2017 .
  5. University in numbers. Retrieved June 21, 2019 .
  6. BASIC REGULATION of the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg of October 15, 2011, last amended by the second statute to amend the constitution of the University of Applied Sciences of July 28, 2015 ( Memento of May 27, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 97 kB )
  7. Data & facts . ( Memento from March 7, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Augsburg University of Applied Sciences; accessed on May 20, 2015.
  8. ^ Reichsstädtische Kunstakademie . In: Stadtlexikon Augsburg
  10. Augsburg University of Applied Sciences . ( Memento from March 31, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art
  11. ^ Augsburg University of Applied Sciences - Applied Spontaneity . ( Memento from August 19, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) City of Augsburg
  12. ↑ The range of courses offered by the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences at, accessed on November 7, 2017.
  13. Augsburg University of Applied Sciences: Augsburg University of Applied Sciences starts new Bachelor's degree in Social Work, accessed on January 16, 2018
  14. Aims and tasks of the association . Institute for Building Law and Construction Management V .; Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
  15. ↑ Tuition fees . ( Memento from April 7, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

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