Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Augsburg – University of Applied Sciences or simply Hochschule Augsburg) is a German university located in Augsburg. It was founded in 1971, but its institutional roots as an art academy go back to 1670. With more than 4,300 students the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Bavaria. 127 Professors as well as 242 lecturers in 7 faculties are employed there. Currently 36 undergraduate and 12 master courses are offered.
It hosts the de:Bibliotheca Augustana website which features a catalogue of electronic texts.
- General Sciences (Allgemeinwissenschaften)
- Architecture and Civil Engineering
- Economics & Business
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Mechanical Engineering
The first institution linked to the university, the "Reichsstädtische Kunstakademie Augsburg", a college for art students, was founded in 1710. In 1833, the "Königlich Polytechnische Schule" was founded, now being a predecessor of the Engineering faculties. Other institutions, namely the "Königliche Industie Schule" (Royal Industrial School), the Augsburg Rudolf Diesel School of Building and Engineering (Academy for Applied Technology) and the Augsburg School of Art and Design can be mentioned as roots of the university. In 1971 the university was officially founded containing a design and an engineering faculty. The other faculties and institutes followed as the university expanded to its current size.
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