Konstanz University of Applied Sciences

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Hochschule Konstanz
Hochschule Konstanz Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung (HWTG)
TypePublic university
PresidentMaria Overbeck-Larisch
Administrative staff
350 (2009)
Students3.345 (2009)[1]
Brauneggerstraße 55
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The Hochschule Konstanz (Hochschule Konstanz für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung (HTWG)), is a German university located in Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in southern Germany close to the border with Switzerland. The university is a member of Internationale Bodensee-Hochschule (International Lake Constance University).

The Hochschule Konstanz plays a significant role among German universities of applied sciences. It is internationally well known for its outstanding achievements. The Hochschule Konstanz was named 2006 as best German Universities of Applied Sciences in Higher education (HE). Its undergraduate courses in business are consistently ranked under the top 15 in Germany.[2]

The university was established in 1906 by Alfred Wachtel and named the "Technicum Konstanz", meaning Technical School of Constance. Initially there were only three departments; Engineering, Technical, and school for 'Werkmeister' - post graduate work.


  • Architecture and Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic and Information Technology
  • Computer Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business and social sciences
  • As well as: College for Foreign Students (ASK)

Bachelor Majors[edit]

  • Architecture
  • Applied Computer Science (replaced technical computer science and software engineering)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Electronic and Information Technology
  • Communications Design
  • Mechanical Engineering/Construction and Development
  • Mechanical Engineering/Production
  • Transport and Environmental Technology
  • Business Information Systems
  • Healthcare Computer Science
  • Engineering Economics in Construction
  • Engineering Economics in Electrical Sciences/ Informatics
  • Engineering Economics in Mechanical Engineering
  • Economic Language Asia and Management in Chinese
  • Economic Language Asia and Management in Malayan

Master Majors[edit]

  • Architecture
  • Asian-European Relations and Management
  • Automotive Systems Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Business Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Communications Design
  • Mechanical Engineering and International Sales Management
  • Mechatronics
  • Environmental/ Production Sciences
  • Engineering Economics


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Coordinates: 47°40′02″N 9°10′18″E / 47.6671°N 9.17176°E / 47.6671; 9.17176