Leipzig University of Applied Sciences

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Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig
Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur – Wissen schafft Verbindung
Motto in English
Technology, Economy and Culture connected by science
TypePublic research university
RectorMark Mietzner
Students6.186 (WS 2018/19[1])
Location, ,
Building of the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences

The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur/HTWK) is a Fachhochschule in Leipzig, Germany. It offers a combination of practice-oriented teaching and application-driven research. The university stands out among the higher education institutions in the region Saxony on account of its exceptionally broad spectrum of engineering and technical disciplines. Along with the fields of Economics, Social Science and Culture, HTWK Leipzig is engaged in a diverse range of teaching and research activities. More than 40 degree courses provide both sound academic knowledge and practical training. There are currently about 6,200 students enrolled at HTWK Leipzig.


The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences Leipzig was founded on 15 July 1992. It was founded by the Leipzig University of Technology, the Leipzig School of Librarians and Booksellers, the School of Librarianship and the Institute of Museology.

Location and buildings[edit]

The main campus with 13 buildings is located along the streets Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, Gustav-Freytag-Straße, Eichendorffstraße and Kochstraße in Leipzig-Connewitz. In recent years, the campus has been supplemented by several new buildings, most recently the Nieper Building, which opened in 2015. Outside the main campus are three other university buildings: the Wiener-Bau of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Wächterstraße / Zentrum-Süd, the Life Science & Engineering research center in Eilenburger Straße / Reudnitz, and the sports hall on Arno-Nitzsche-Straße.


  • Faculty of Architecture and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Industrial Engineering
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Media
  • Faculty of Engineering


  • Klaus Steinbock, Founder (1992-2003), professor of automation engineering
  • Manfred Nietner (2003-2006), professor of production techniques
  • Hubertus Milke (2006-2011), professor of water management, hydrology and settlement water management
  • Michael Kubessa (2011), professor of supply and disposal technology
  • Renate Lieckfeldt (2011-2013), professor of technical management and project management
  • Markus Krabbes (2013-2014), professor of information systems
  • Gesine Grande (2014-2019), professor of psychology
  • Mark Mietzner (2019-present), professor of banking and finance


University library[edit]

The library supports students, staff and academic programmes with a variety of services. It offers study places and study rooms for individuals or groups as well as workshops on topics such as information literacy and reference management programmes.[2]

The library's holdings include:

  • 280.000 print volumes
  • 360 print journals
  • 52.000 e-books
  • 26.000 e-journals
  • 190 licensed databases


  1. ^ "Zahlen und Fakten. Studierenden- und Bewerberzahlen im Wintersemester 2018/2019" (in German). 1 November 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Services and Facilities". HTWK Leipzig. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

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Coordinates: 51°18′51″N 12°22′21″E / 51.31417°N 12.37250°E / 51.31417; 12.37250