Technical University of Aschaffenburg

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Technical University of Aschaffenburg
founding 1995
Sponsorship state
place Aschaffenburg
state Bavaria
country Germany
President Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth
View of building 20 of the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences

The Technical University of Aschaffenburg (TH Aschaffenburg) is a technical college in Aschaffenburg , Bavaria , which was founded in 1995. This makes it one of the newer universities in Germany. The university is divided into two faculties of engineering and business and law, 13 bachelor's degree programs and 7 master’s degree programs with around 3,200 students.


In 1991, the Bavarian Council of Ministers decided to set up a new university of applied sciences in Aschaffenburg as well as the university locations in Amberg / Weiden, Ansbach, Deggendorf, Hof, Ingolstadt and Neu-Ulm - initially as a department of the Würzburg-Schweinfurt-Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences , later as an independent university .

In the 19th century, the Charles University of Aschaffenburg existed in Aschaffenburg , but today's university does not follow its tradition.

On October 9, 1995 , teaching began with 89 business administration students as well as four professors and eight lecturers under the President of the FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt-Aschaffenburg, Wolfgang Fechner. Ulrich Brunsmann was the founding dean and head of the Aschaffenburg university department from 1995 to 2000. The first elected rector has been the economist Wilfried Diwischek since 2001 . Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences has had a president since 2007, and after his re-election in 2012, Wilfried Diwischek is again. With the renaming to Technical University on March 15, 2019, Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth will take up her position as the newly elected President.

In the 2001/2002 winter semester the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences had over 950 students, 29 professors, around 60 lecturers and 35 other employees. More than 3,000 students are already studying at the university in the 2013/2014 winter semester. The number of professors has now grown to over 100, the number of lecturers to over 90 and that of academic and non-academic staff to around 200.

The Society of Patrons and Friends of Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences has supported the development of the university since 1990 .

On October 1, 2007, a new basic order came into force, according to which the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences is called Aschaffenburg University. From March 15, 2019, the designation Aschaffenburg University of Technology (TH Aschaffenburg) will apply.


The focus of the university is on business and technically oriented courses. The business administration and law course was offered for the first time in Bavaria. The Technical University of Aschaffenburg is the only university in Bavaria that offers the courses in International Real Estate Management and International Technical Sales Management. The Technical University of Aschaffenburg has been offering Bachelor and Master courses since the 2005/06 winter semester.

The TH Aschaffenburg relies on cooperation with companies in the region for exchange in the field of application-oriented research and development and participates in the innovation network Bayerischer Untermain .

In addition to the usual university facilities, a language center, a natural sciences center and 32 laboratories are available. With the extra-occupational bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and information technology and the master's degree in electrical engineering offered as a distance learning, which is offered in cooperation with the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the central office for distance learning at universities of applied sciences ZFH, those with corresponding qualifications have the opportunity to continue their education on a part-time basis. The Career Service, which was set up in 2012, advises prospective students, students and graduates and organizes workshops and seminars that prepare them for their studies or their way into the world of work.

With the Center for Scientific Services and Transfer (ZeWiS), the Technical University of Aschaffenburg has created a practice-oriented interface between business and research. It offers contract research, development services and further training opportunities in the following areas: automotive, knowledge transfer, energy efficiency, intelligent systems / automation, materials. Around 20 university professors and their employees work with state-of-the-art technologies in the 1000 m² laboratory and office space in the Obernburg Industry Center. The research areas at ZeWiS are based on cooperation with regional companies. Students also benefit from the research facility and can deal with current issues from research groups at ZeWiS as part of master's and bachelor's theses as well as doctorates.


Building 20

Eugen Pfeifer (1858–1916), uncle of the teacher, folklorist and local writer Valentin Pfeifer , came from Sommerau . At the beginning of 1884 he bought a farm at Würzburger Straße 34. Here he worked as a farmer and also bought more arable land in the area. In 1893 he sold his properties to the Woerner brothers, owners of a construction and stone mason business. In a barter deal, they acquired the old barracks on Weißenburger Straße and a building site in Kolbornstraße and built a modern barracks on the former estate of Eugen Pfeifer from 1896.

The Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences is based in the so-called Jäger barracks , where the 2nd Royal Bavarian Jäger Battalion was stationed in the 19th century . The facility still bears this name today.

During the Second World War, the facility was hit by bombs, but it was quickly usable again. In 1945 the US Army moved into the Jägerkaserne with a motor pool from the 1st US Infantry Division , where it remained until 1992.

Then began the conversion work to the college. The aim was to functionally refurbish older buildings with good structural fabric and partially listed architecture, and to demolish younger buildings of inferior quality. In the first construction phase, the administration building, lecture hall building and data center were completed. From 1996 to 1998 the lecture hall, auditorium, cafeteria, heating center, library, laboratory, administration and office building were built in the second construction phase. In 2004 a new building with laboratories for the mechatronics was put into operation.

The old officers' dormitory was also demolished in 2005 and a student dormitory was built in its place .

In the second quarter of 2008, the demolition work began on the buildings that were erected by the US Army. In autumn 2008 the construction of a laboratory and lecture hall building for mechatronics and industrial engineering began. Completion took place in 2011. In spring 2010, 3 modular buildings, partly financed by student fees, were built, which were put into operation in the winter semester 2010/2011 and provide the new courses with the previously missing space.

In November 2013, work began on building a new energy center. The foundation stone was laid in March 2014. The new energy center was put into operation in 2014 and makes a contribution to the energy efficiency of the Aschaffenburg University of Technology.

Aschaffenburg University stop

Transport links

On September 12, 2007, the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new “Aschaffenburg - Hochschule” stop on the Main Valley Railway from Aschaffenburg to Miltenberg took place . After more than 100 years, Aschaffenburg was given an additional train stop . The 140 m long platform was put into operation in the 2008 timetable year.

Faculties, courses and specializations

The master’s degrees enable access to higher service and to a doctorate .

Faculty of Business Administration and Law

The faculty currently consists of 48 professors, 11 scientific and 16 technical and administrative employees. The faculty is supported by around 30 external lecturers. The Dean is Hartmut Webersinke.

Bachelor courses

Masters courses

  • Economics and law ( Master of Business Administration and Law , the main focus can be finance or tax law and auditing. If you choose the auditing specialization, some of the examinations can be credited towards the auditor's examination in accordance with § 8 WPAnRV.)
  • Property management
  • International management

Faculty of Engineering

The faculty currently consists of 52 professors, 40 scientific and 75 technical and administrative employees. The bachelor's degree programs lead to 12 selectable major subjects. The Dean is Konrad Mußenbrock.

Bachelor courses (Bachelor of Engineering)

The Gumpert Apollo hybrid powered by Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the laboratory for automotive mechatronics

Masters courses

  • Master of Engineering Electrical and Information Technology
  • Master of Science in industrial engineering with a focus on electrical engineering
  • Electrical engineering (advanced training course in cooperation with the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the central office for distance learning courses at universities of applied sciences (ZFH) in distance learning)
  • Reliability engineering (advanced training course in cooperation with the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the central office for distance learning courses at universities of applied sciences (ZFH) in distance learning)

International university cooperation

University partnerships within Erasmus



  • University of Economics Varna


  • Aarhus School of Marine and Technology Engineering
  • Business Academy Aarhus




  • Technological Education Institute of Epirus








  • University of Economics Katowice



  • University of Petru Maior



  • University of Economics Bratislava
  • University of Zilina



Czech Republic


  • Aydin University Istanbul
  • TED University of Ankara


United Kingdom

University partnerships outside of Erasmus

Web links


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Coordinates: 49 ° 58 ′ 19 ″  N , 9 ° 9 ′ 41 ″  E