Landshut University of Applied Sciences

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Landshut University of Applied Sciences
founding 1978
Sponsorship state
place Landshut
state BavariaBavaria Bavaria
country GermanyGermany Germany
president Fritz Pörnbacher
Students 4,750 (as of WS 2019/2020)
Employee 356
including professors 121 (as of: WS 2019/2020)

The Landshut University of Applied Sciences ( HAW or HS Landshut ) was founded in 1978 as the Landshut University of Applied Sciences . The name was expanded to include the University of Applied Sciences in 2008 , and the term Fachhochschule has not been used since 2012. However, it still has the status of a technical college . With more than 4,700 students, it is one of the larger universities in Bavaria .

Faculties and courses of study

The university currently comprises six faculties:

Since 2008, the switch from diploma to bachelor and master courses has been fully implemented.

Business administration

With 820 students, business administration is the third largest faculty at the university after electrical engineering, industrial engineering and computer science. The bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration and International Business Administration / International Business with a standard study time of seven semesters as well as the Master's degree programs in International Business, Market-Oriented Management and Personnel Management with a standard study time of three semesters are offered.

In the business administration course, students choose two of the following eight areas of focus / specializations in the last two semesters:

  • Controlling
  • Financial management concepts
  • Marketing and sales management
  • Organizational concepts and human resource management
  • Taxes
  • business Informatics
  • Procurement and logistics
  • Accounting and auditing

Another focus of the faculty's competence is internationalization. The Bachelor's degree in International Business Administration (offered since the winter semester 2008/09) leads to a double degree after an obligatory stay abroad of three semesters at one of the partner universities. The partner universities are University of Cambridge (Great Britain), Griffith College ( Dublin , Ireland), Universidad de Alcalá ( Madrid , Spain), University of South Carolina Upstate ( Spartanburg , USA), University of Strasbourg (France) and Novia University of Applied Science ( Turku , Finland). This also applies to the three-semester Master’s program in International Business Administration with a double degree, which was included in the faculty's program in the 2014 summer semester.

The Master’s degree in Personnel Management is organized in cooperation with the universities of applied sciences in Munich and Augsburg , with the courses being held centrally in Munich.

Electrical engineering and industrial engineering

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering is the largest faculty with 1,500 students and offers the bachelor's degree courses in electrical engineering and information technology, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, international industrial engineering, automotive industry and technology, and energy economics and technology.

The International Industrial Engineering course has been offered since the 2014/2015 winter semester and comprises one to three semesters abroad, which can be completed as a practical semester in the company or at one of the faculty's partner universities. In addition, at least one English-language module is one of the compulsory courses in each semester. In addition to English, modules in a second foreign language must also be taken.

The faculty offers consecutive master’s courses in wiring system development , electrical and information technology and industrial engineering. The Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and the Master in Process Management and Resource Efficiency can be taken part-time.

Computer science

The Faculty of Computer Science has existed since 2001. Initially, only the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science was offered. The automotive informatics course, which is unique in Germany, has been offered in cooperation with the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering faculties since the 2008/2009 winter semester . A year later, the course started business computer science in collaboration with the Faculty of Management. All three courses last seven semesters, conclude with a bachelor's degree and only begin in the winter semester. Furthermore, the master’s courses in computer science and systems engineering are offered. In contrast to the rule, the former can also be started in the winter semester.

mechanical engineering

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering employs 25  professors and other teaching staff to ensure the supervision of currently around 730 students (status: winter semester 2018/2019).

The faculty offers the bachelor's degree courses in mechanical engineering, automotive and commercial vehicle technology as well as energy and lightweight engineering (to be discontinued). In addition, the master’s courses in lightweight construction and simulation (since the summer semester 2009) and automotive and commercial vehicle technology (since the summer semester 2014) are carried out. The part-time master’s degree courses in Applied Computational Mechanics as well as Industry Marketing and Technical Sales are also part of the faculty's program.

Mechanical engineering students (from winter semester 2014/2015) choose one of the following profiling directions from the fourth semester:

  • General Engineering
  • Energy and environmental technology
  • Manufacturing engineering and production management
  • Lightweight construction

In the automotive and commercial vehicle technology course, students (from winter semester 2014/2015) choose between the following areas of specialization:

  • Drive technology
  • Commercial vehicle technology
  • Passenger car technology

Social work

In addition to the bachelor's degree in social work, the faculty has also been offering the bachelor's degree in social work in child and youth welfare since the 2008/2009 winter semester. Since the summer semester 2013, the consecutive, application-oriented master’s course “Clinical Social Work” has been offered. In the 2015/2016 winter semester, the Bachelor's degree in Sign Language Interpreting was added to the faculty's program, which was transferred to the newly opened “Interdisciplinary Studies” faculty in the 2016 summer semester.

Interdisciplinary Studies

This faculty was newly founded in the summer semester of 2016 and is the youngest faculty at the university. It comprises the bachelor's degree courses in sign language interpreting and engineering education. The modules and elective subjects of the “Studium Generale” are also located in the faculty. A certain number of these modules are compulsory in many Bachelor courses.

Central facilities


On May 2, 2016, the new lecture hall and administration building celebrated the topping-out ceremony. In June 2017, part of the university administration moved into the new offices and it was officially opened on June 28th. It is now the new home of the Business Administration faculty. In January 2019, the entire administrative apparatus finally moved into the old district building, which has been rented by the university since October 2019.


The library of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences is a public, scientific library. It is accessible to everyone with a place of residence in the city or in the Landshut district .

Since January 10, 2002, the university library has been open around the clock for students and staff of the university. Outside of the usual opening times, books can be borrowed using the self- booking system (student ID with integrated RFID chip required).

The university library's online services are also available to students (e.g. catalog, account services, interlibrary loan, full-text access to specialist books, scientific journals and technical standards).

University community

The Catholic and Protestant Church at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences organizes many different events for students and professors.

University sports Landshut

The University Sports Landshut is organized by the Central University Sports Munich (ZHS) of the Technical University of Munich . The students of the University of Landshut can take part in the sports activities in Landshut and the ZHS Freising and the ZHS Munich.

Further education academy

In addition to the extra-occupational courses listed above, the Continuing Education Academy (formerly the Institute for Continuing Education) also offers the attendance of labor market-relevant thematic modules from various courses as well as university certificate courses. The latter enable intensive further training without being tied to a particular course.

International Office

The International Office of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences helps foreign students to apply for a degree and supports them with advice and support. Other areas of responsibility:

  • Advising German students who are planning a study or internship abroad
  • Arranging scholarships and maintaining contacts with funding institutions
  • Maintaining contacts with partner universities abroad and supporting new contacts

Data center

The data center of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences is responsible for the operation of the computers and printers in the various rooms and the provision of services and servers. The data center operates u. a. the service portal, a web service that z. B. User passwords can be changed or dorm connections can be registered. The service portal can also be used to access the administration IT's self-service portal, where you can register for exams, re-register for the following semester and find your exam results and certificates of enrollment. However, these functions are only available with an account and a certificate, which the data center is also responsible for issuing. In addition, the data center provides every student with access to DreamSpark Standard (non-MINT courses) or DreamSpark Premium (MINT courses) and the Microsoft portal. Various professionally relevant programs for the degree can also be obtained from the computer center.

language Center

The language center, which was founded in 2001, is a central institution and is cross-departmental, but has been part of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies since 2016. The language courses are open to all students. Language courses are offered at different levels, also in preparation for studying or doing an internship abroad. The courses are certified according to UNIcert .

As part of the general academic " Studium generale " there are several courses in the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • German as a foreign language
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Student union

Model of the new cafeteria (green roof)

The Landshut University of Applied Sciences is assigned to the Niederbayern-Oberpfalz Student Union. Its tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Operation of the canteen and cafeteria
  • Operation of the student dormitory and placement of private rooms
  • Accommodation exchange for arranging accommodation with private providers
  • Advice on financing your studies (BAföG, child benefit, student loans, grants, etc.)
  • Social counseling and psychological counseling
  • Promotion of student cultural activities
  • Organization of Franco-German exchange programs with the CROUS Clermont-Ferrand

The mandatory semester fee for all students is currently 72 € (including semester ticket) and must be transferred after enrollment or when re-registering for the following semester (status: summer semester 2015).

Location of the student residences in Landshut

In its meeting on July 4, 2018, the budget committee in the state parliament approved the construction of the new canteen at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences with a planned total cost of 13.6 million euros. Originally an expansion and refurbishment of the cafeteria was planned, but this subsequently turned out to be ineffective. Therefore, a new building was planned that meets today's requirements in terms of size and equipment. Construction of the new cafeteria is scheduled to start in autumn 2019.

Student dormitories

In January 2019 there were nine student housing complexes in Landshut. Two of them opened in 2017. All of the residential complexes together offer apartments for around 1,300 students. You are in the city center, between the city center and the university or in the immediate vicinity of the university. This means that a quarter of the students have a dormitory space available.



Since April 2016, 48 kindergarten and 28 crèche places have been available to the children of students and university members in the CampusNest.

Knowledge and technology transfer

In addition to the courses, Landshut University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of advanced training courses for academics through the following competence centers:

  • Competence Center Production and Logistics Landshut (PuLL)
  • Technology center Competence center for production and logistics systems (PULS)
    outsourced in Dingolfing
  • Technologiezentrum Energie (TZE)
    outsourced in Ruhstorf an der Rott
  • Competence Center Lightweight Construction (LLK)
  • Automotive Competence Center / Landshut Automotive Competence (LAC)

In addition, three clusters have established themselves as competence networks at the university:

  • Lightweight cluster
  • Microsystem technology cluster
  • Medical technology network

In institutes

  • Institute for Project Management and Information Modeling (IPIM)
  • Institute for Social Change and Cohesion Research (IKON)
  • Institute for Technology-Based Cooperation (ITZ)
  • Competence Center Production and Logistics Landshut (PuLL)

Affiliated institutes

Energy technology center in Ruhstorf an der Rott
Technology center PULS in Dingolfing
  • Institute for Systemic Energy Consulting GmbH at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences
  • Institute for Applied Commercial Vehicle Research and Emissions Analysis (BELICON GmbH)
  • Institute for Production and Logistics Consulting (PuLL Beratung GmbH)
  • Technology Center Production and Logistics Systems (PuLS), outsourced in Dingolfing (construction start on July 7, 2014, completed in April 2016, then start of training and further education in the summer semester 2016)
  • Technologiezentrum Energie (TZE), outsourced in Ruhstorf an der Rott

Clubs and organizations

  • Alumni Hochschule Landshut e. V.
  • Byte Factory Landshut e.V. V. - IT association for all those interested in IT
  • Campus Landshut e. V. (Association for the Promotion of Student Life)
  • Enactus Landshut (student management consultancy, social focus)
  • Friends of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences V. Number of
    members:> 200
    Purpose: Financial support for the university with a current annual budget of around 20,000 to 25,000 euros
  • LA eRacing e. V. (Student Motorsport)
  • SELAM - Muslim University Association Landshut
  • Unicef ​​University Group Landshut
  • UNICON University Consulting Landshut e. V. (student management consultancy)
  • VDE University Group Landshut
  • WINGLA e. V. - VWI University Group Landshut (Association of Landshut Industrial Engineers)

facts and figures

In the 2017/2018 winter semester there were 21 Bachelor and 15 Master’s courses. Currently (2018) the university has 317 employees: 115 professors, 47 research assistants and 155 employees in the technical and administrative area.

Development of student numbers from winter semester 2009/2010 to 2018/2019

4,900 students were enrolled in the 2018/2019 winter semester. That was 121 fewer students than in the 2017/2018 winter semester. The number of students fell for the third time in a row in ten years. The number of students peaked at 5,480 in the 2015/2016 winter semester.

semester Number of students
2009/2010 3260
2010/2011 3546
2011/2012 3834
2012/2013 4313
2013/2014 4813
semester Number of students
2014/2015 5418
2015/2016 5480
2016/2017 5311
2017/2018 5021
2018/2019 4900

50 events from all faculties were opened for refugees and asylum seekers.

Graduates (selection)

Web links

Commons : Hochschule Landshut  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  4. Art. 1, Paragraph 2 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act.
  5. Data and facts. Retrieved May 22, 2017 (English).
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  11. Relocation of the service units and central administration offices to Building N. Accessed on June 23, 2020 .
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  19. Hofmann & Berndl Haus- und Immobilienverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG: Student apartments in Landshut - rent now! , September 27, 2015, PDF, online at, accessed on January 5, 2019.
  20. Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art: CampusNest at the HAW Landshut inaugurated . April 4, 2016, online at, accessed on May 23, 2016.
  21. Landshut University of Applied Sciences: Institute for Project Management and Information Modeling . Online at, accessed on March 25, 2015.
  22. Landshut University of Applied Sciences: Competence Center Production and Logistics Landshut ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ). Online at Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  23. PuLL Beratung GmbH: We design processes . Online at Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  24. Byte Factory Landshut e. V .: About us . Online at, accessed September 29, 2016.
  25. UNICON University Consulting e. V .: About us - The UNICON team . Online at Retrieved March 21, 2015.
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  29. Landshuter Wochenblatt: Looking forward to studying , September 7, 2016.

Coordinates: 48 ° 33 ′ 18.7 "  N , 12 ° 11 ′ 56.3"  E