Deggendorf Institute of Technology

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Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Technische Hochschule Deggendorf logo.png
Mottopioneering & vibrant
Typepublicly owned
PresidentPeter Sperber[1]
Administrative staff
~ 800 (> 165 professors (2019))[2]
Students~7,150 (winter semester 2019/2020)[3]
Location, ,

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT),[4] founded in 1994, is a University of Applied Sciences located in Deggendorf in Bavaria with around 7,200 students (winter semester 2019/2020). The university has a second English speaking campus located in Pfarrkirchen, as well as eleven research campuses in East Bavaria, which is more than any other university in Bavaria has. The campus in Pfarrkirchen is called European Campus Rottal-Inn and is the only English-speaking campus in Bavaria. The focus of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology lies on Economics, Engineering, Digitalisation and Healthcare. Deggendorf Institute of Technology supports international activities through its university programme structure and its global network of educational institutions and economic research partners. The university currently maintains partnerships with over 200 universities and colleges worldwide. The proportion of international students at DIT is 20%, making the university one of the most international universities in Bavaria.


Campus der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)[5][6][7] was founded in 1994. The campus at the Danube river was used from 1998. The R&D labs were developed in 1999 and virtual teaching methods like IT compact courses and E-Learning began. The Innovation and Technology Campus Deggendorf (ITC1) opened in 2001. Faculties were established in 2006 and the international Bachelor and Master degree titles were introduced in 2007. Deggendorf University changed its official name to Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) on 1 October 2013.

Gebäude des Erweiterungsbaus

In 2014, the largest part of the extension building in Deggendorf was opened with a total of more than 5,700 square metres of new floor space.[8]

In 2015, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology opened the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen. It is the first English-speaking university location in Bavaria. The Deggendorf Institute of Technology is one of the fastest growing universities in Bavaria. Throughout DIT's history, ten technology and one healthcare campus were opened on different locations in Bavaria.

Faculties and Courses of Study[edit]

Deggendorf Institute of Technology offers 34 Bachelor and 24 Master degrees at eight faculties and the Centre for Academic Further Education (All Bachelor and Master degrees can be studied extra-occupational)


  • Applied Economics (School of Management)
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Applied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering and Environmental Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering and Media Technology
  • European Campus Rottal-Inn
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

Bachelor Degrees[edit]

  • Applied Computer Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Sports Sciences with focus on training and health
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Administration
  • Business Informatics
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Economic Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • International Management
  • International Tourism Management / Health and Medical Tourism
  • Management in Health, Social and Rescue Services
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics majoring Digital Production
  • Media Technology
  • Physiotherapy (extra-occupational) majoring in Movement Sciences
  • Technical Design
  • Tourism Management

Master Degrees[edit]

  • Applied Computer Sciences
  • Applied Research in Engineering Science
  • Automotive Electronics (Cooperation with OTH Regensburg)
  • Business Informatics
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Healthy and Sustainable Buildings
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Tourism Development
  • Life Science Informatics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic and Cyber-Physical Systems (TC Cham)
  • Mechatronic Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Media Technology and Production
  • Medical Informatics
  • Technology Management

Centre for Academic Further Education[edit]

The Centre for Academic Further Education at Deggendorf Institute of Technology offers extra-occupational degrees in the areas of Economics, Technology and Healthcare.

Extra-Occupational Bachelor Degrees[edit]

  • Business Management
  • Business Informatics majoring in Data Science
  • Educational Theory in the Rescue Services (in cooperation with the Bavarian Red Cross)
  • Nursing Education
  • Security Management (in cooperation with the BVSW e.V.)
  • Technology Management

Extra-Occupational Master and Master of Business Administration Degrees[edit]

  • Cyber Security
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Management
  • Public Management (in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Public Administration in Hof)
  • Risk and Compliance Management (in cooperation with TÜV SÜD Academy and RiskNet)
  • Vocational Education

Research at DIT[edit]

Research is carried out at Deggendorf Institute of Technology on the following main topics:

  • Digital Economy and Society
  • Innovative Working Environment & Healthy Living
  • Intelligent Mobility
  • Sustainable Management, Innovative Materials & Energy

Teaching Locations[edit]

Deggendorf Campus[edit]

The Deggendorf Campus is the first and largest campus which has recently undergone a vast multi-million extension to accommodate the expanding university community. It is a truly innovative learning environment based around a modern, central courtyard with a hovering deck over a large water feature where staff and students enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while having lunch, socialising, revising or just hanging out. All faculties, workshops and service centres are located in, on and around this campus, providing an attractive and excellent hub for staff, students and teaching staff. All faculties and service centres naturally have wheelchair access. A range of events are hosted throughout the whole year, the largest events being the popular campus fest and summer open air music festival. The Deggendorf campus offers a great selection of sports activities, which makes it one of the sportiest universities in Bavaria. Winning the national championgships in volleyball and football, DIT is a pioneer in university sports, including champion sports clubs and competitive sports through its unique geographical surroundings between mountains and the Danube river.

Technische Hochschule Deggendorf

European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI)[edit]

A special feature of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology is the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen. The campus was opened in October 2015 as an international study location of DIT. ECRI stands for sustainable management in rural regions, interculturality and internationality. With English as the campus language, ECRI is the only English-speaking campus in the whole of Bavaria. This makes studying in Pfarrkirchen particularly attractive for internationally oriented prospective students. The main areas of research and teaching at ECRI are international tourism management, health and medical tourism, industrial engineering, education for sustainable development, digital health and healthy and sustainable buildings. ECRI offers the following Bachelor's and Master's programmes:

  • Health Informatics (B.Sc.)
  • Industrial Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • International Tourism Management / Health and Medical Tourism (B.A.)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • International Tourism Development (M.A.)
  • Medical Informatics (M.Sc.)

The campus currently has about 700 students, almost two thirds are from Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ECRI maintains partnerships with over 200 universities in 60 countries through the network of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. By 2022, the planned expansion target of 1,000 students in Pfarrkirchen should be achieved. ECRI is an independent faculty of DIT.

Technology Campuses[edit]

In 2009, Deggendorf Institute of Technology opened the first technology transfer centres and thus took on a pioneering role. In the transfer centres, called Technology Campus, the symbiosis of scientific research and its economic application is the main focus. The close cooperation dynamises the regional economy and sets new technological accents far away from urban areas. Deggendorf Institute of Technology now maintains eleven Technology Campuses with different research areas:

  • TC Cham: Mechatronics & Automation
  • Healthcare Campus Bad Kötzting: Health Prevention & Promotion
  • TC Parsberg / Lupburg: Digital Production
  • TSC Weissenburg: Operational Strength & Material Development
  • TC Plattling: Modern Mobility
  • TC Hutthurm: Simulation
  • TC Teisnach I: Precision Processing, Measurement Optics & High Frequency Technology
  • TC Teisnach II: Sensor Technology I 4.0
  • TAC Spiegelau: Glass Technology
  • TC Freyung: Applied Computer Science & Bionics
  • TC Grafenau: Digitalisation, AI & Big Data


  • Institute ProtectIT - Protection - Detection - Reaction

Application- oriented research into the protection of industrial automation technology, critical infrastructures, electronic systems in automobiles and avionics, and other embedded systems against threats arising from the use of information technology.

  • Institute Fraunhofer Application Center - Computed Tomography in Metrology (CTM)

Industrial X-ray computed tomography (CT), non-destructive characterisation of materials and testing of components for defects (cracks, blowholes) or internal and external geometrical features

  • Institute for Quality and Material Analysis (IQMA)

Research & development projects as well as services in the fields of analysis and quality assurance (QA) with a focus on materials and components of electronics (e.g. printed circuit boards), thin films, surfaces as well as micro- and nanostructures.

  • Institute for Precision Machining and High Frequency Technology (IPH)

Optical technologies, process development and optimisation, metrology, production engineering, high frequency technology.

  • Institute Entrepreneurship (IEU)

Support for business start-ups from the scientific community, accompanying innovative company founders from idea development to market entry.


At the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, excellent graduates can earn their doctorates in cooperation with national and international universities. Doctoral students who carry out their doctoral thesis in cooperation with a Bavarian university can become members of one of the thematic joint research groups of the Bavarian Science Forum (BayWISS). BayWISS is a cooperation platform of all universities of applied sciences in Bavaria. Since 2017, ten cross-university thematic colleges have been established through the specialist forum for joint doctoral research.


The Deggendorf Institute of Technology is run by a president. The office of the president is usually held by one of the professors of the university. The professor is then released from the usual teaching duties for the duration of their term as president. Presidents of DIT

Rankings, Certificates and Memberships[edit]

University rankings
WURI Global[9]43

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology was able to secure top positions in various rankings and to receive awards:

  • WURI (Worlds Universities with Real Impact)-Ranking: Ranking 8 worldwide in the category "Entrepreneurial Spirit", ranking 26 in the category "Student Mobility and Openness" and ranking 43 in the overall competition of the most innovative universities.
  • CHE University Ranking 2019/2020: Top group in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Physical Engineering
  • U-Multirank (a ranking initiated by the EU Commission for the transparent presentation of the diverse services provided by universities worldwide): 2019 for the first time among the top 25 worldwide in the categories Contact to Work Environment and International Orientation of Degree Programmes
  • ESPA Innovation Award 2019
  • MINTernational Best Performance Prize 2016
  • German Employer Award for Education 2013
  • E-Quality label, Erasmus award for internationalisation strategies, 2008, 2011
  • Member of the network Family in the University
  • Member of the European University Association
  • Signatory National Code for the Study of Foreigners at German Universities
  • Signatory of the Charter of Diversity
  • Certified Family Friendly University since 2007

Student Life[edit]

  • AlumniNet e. V. - Association of Graduates of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology
  • ASVD e. V. - African Student Association Deggendorf e. V.
  • CoME e. V. - Club of Mechanical Engineers
  • Consult-it! e. V. - Student Management Consultancy at DIT
  • Deggathlets ASW - sports and community activities for students of all disciplines
  • DEG. Tour.-S. e. V. - Deggendorf Tourism Study Group
  • Erasmus Student Network Deggendorf - Association for the support of and exchange with international students
  • Protestant University Parish
  • Fast Forest e. V. - Formula Student Team of DIT
  • First Contact e. V. - Association for maintaining contact between companies and students
  • University Group of the German Informatics Society
  • IM the Club e. V. - Association of International Management Students
  • Catholic University Parish (KHG)
  • Market Mavens e. V. - Student Exchange Association of DIT
  • RESP e. V. - "Respect other cultures, European mind, Students Pfarrkirchen", Student association of the European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen
  • Student Convention e. V. - Student representation of DIT
  • TEDx Club e. V. - Association for the organisation of TEDx events
  • VDBau e. V. - Association of Deggendorf Civil Engineers
  • VWI Hochschulgruppe Deggendorf e. V. - Local group of the Association of German Industrial Engineers
  • WI-Project e. V. - Association of Business Information Technology Students at DIT

Student Services[edit]

Campus of the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences
  • Alumni Management
  • Campus Café & Canteen / Mensa
  • Career Service
  • Centre for Studies & Exam Administration
  • Childcare Centre
  • Copy Shop
  • E-Learning Centre
  • Family Affairs
  • International Support (e.g. Support for German students for their studies abroad and for German courses for international students)
  • IT Services
  • Language Courses
  • Language & Elective Centre (AWP)
  • Library
  • STEM funding (MINT
  • Psychosocial & Social Counselling
  • Representative for disabled students
  • Student representatives / Student convent
  • University Sports Club


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  4. ^ THD: Wettbewerb Technische Hochschule entschieden: Hochschule Deggendorf ab sofort "Technische Hochschule Deggendorf"., 19. März 2013
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  7. ^ Passauer Neue Presse:Kabinett schenkt Deggendorf "Technische Hochschule" +++ Video, 19. März 2013
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  9. ^ "Deggendorf Institute of Technology". World’s Universities Real Impact (WURI). 27 September 2020.

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Coordinates: 48°49′47″N 12°57′17″E / 48.82972°N 12.95472°E / 48.82972; 12.95472