Regensburg University of Applied Sciences

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Regensburg University of Applied Sciences
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg
Logo of the University of Applied Science of Regensburg
Established 1971 (1971)
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 10,500
Location Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
49°00′13″N 12°05′42″E / 49.00361°N 12.09500°E / 49.00361; 12.09500Coordinates: 49°00′13″N 12°05′42″E / 49.00361°N 12.09500°E / 49.00361; 12.09500

The Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (German: Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, literally: Eastern Bavarian Technical University of Regensburg) is a university in Regensburg, Germany. It was founded in 1971 as a college for technology, business and social work. Today the university is one of the largest institutions of applied sciences in Bavaria. Its eight faculties offer 24 Bachelor's degree programs, 13 Master's degree studies as well as five postgraduate courses. Emphasis is laid on Arts, Business, Design, Social Affairs and Health.



The history of Regensburg University of Applied Sciences goes back to the middle of 19th century, when the private drawing teacher Johann Dörner founded a private school for construction and plan drawing in 1846. In 1868 this school was united with the "königlich bayerische Realschule" in Regensburg which can be translated as Royal Bavarian Highschool to offer education in construction professions beyond regular school education. A few decades later in 1953 it was transformed and renamed into the so-called "Bauschule für Hoch- und Tiefbau" (English: School for civil engineering).

Birth of Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum[edit]

Because of raising numbers of students in Regensburg, the government of Oberpfalz decided to expand the educational offers of the Bauschule in Regensburg. As a result of this the faculties of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering were founded in 1958. From now on the school was known as Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum, named after the famous German mathematician Johannes Kepler.

Foundation of the Fachhochschule Regensburg[edit]

The campus

In 1964 the responsibility for the Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum was given from the government of Oberpfalz to the government of Bavaria. The government of Bavaria decidet in 1971 to create another typ of university beside the already existing one. So the model of Fachhochschule was developed. In this process the Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum was merged with some smaller schools for business and engineering around Regensburg and the Fachhochschule Regensburg was finally founded. As a result of this more studies could be offered and business studies, computer sciences and social sciences were added to the catalogue of subjects. The Fachhochschule Regensburg was and still is the only university of applied sciences in Bavaria which offers mathematics as a major course.

Academic Collaboration[edit]

Faculties and Studies[edit]

  • Architecture
    • Architecture (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Building climate control (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Industrial design (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Architecture (Master of Arts)
    • Historical building research (Master of Arts)
  • Civil engineering
    • Civil engineering (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Civil engineering and building redevelopment (Master of Engineering)
  • Business studies
    • Business Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
    • European Business Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Business Studies (Master of Arts)
    • European Business Studies (Master of Arts)
    • Logistics (Master of Arts)
    • Human Resource Management (Master of Arts)
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Mechatronics (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Electrical and Microsystems Engineering (Master of Engineering)
    • Electromobility and Power Networks (Master of Engineering)
    • Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (Master of Engineering)
    • Automotive Electronics (Master of Engineering)
  • Computer sciences and Mathematics
    • Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)
    • Technical Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)
    • Business Information Technology (Bachelor of Science)
    • Medical Information Technology (Bachelor of Science)
    • Mathematics (Bachelor of Science and Master of Science)
    • Computer Science (Master of Science)
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering)
    • Production Engineering and Automation (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Systems Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering as part-time)
    • Industrial Engineering (Master of Engineering)
  • Applied social sciences
    • Social Work (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Music and Movement Based Social Work (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Social Work – Social Services at Schools (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Care (Bachelor of Science)
    • Social Work - Inclusion and Exclusion (Master of Arts)
    • Management and Communications (Master of Arts)


According to the Center for Higher Education (CHE), the university is ranked as a leading university of applied sciences in Germany. Especially the faculties of mechanical and civil engineering (Top 10 in Germany each) as well as the faculty of business administration (Top 20 in Germany) performed strongly.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Partner Universities". OTH Regensburg. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^

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