Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

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Not to be confused with University of Mannheim.
Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Mannheim
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Type Public University of Applied Sciences
Established 1898
Rector Prof. Dieter Leonhard
Administrative staff
approx. 250 academics
Students approx. 4500
Location Mannheim, Germany
Campus urban
Data as of 2007

The Mannheim University of Applied Sciences is a public university located in Mannheim, Germany. Commonly referred to as Hochschule Mannheim and previously known as FH Mannheim, it offers 33 degree programs at Bachelor's and Master's level in the fields of engineering, informatics, biotechnology, design, and social affairs.


The Mannheim University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1898 as a private school of engineering for the disciplines of mechanical and electronical engineering, subsidized by the city of Mannheim. In 1939, it was taken over by the city and named Mannheim School of Engineering. In 1969 finally, it was taken over again by the State of Baden-Württemberg and renamed State School of Engineering. As a consequence, the curriculum was broadened by adding, among others, the subjects Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, and Computer Sciences. In 1971, the School of Engineering was officially promoted to the status of a University of Applied Sciences.

In 1995, the City College of Design was integrated into the university as the Faculty of Design, comprising Institutes for Interactive Media, Print Media, Time Based Media, Photography, and Design Sciences. The Mannheim School of Social Affairs joined the university in a merger in 2006. Since that point in time, the university is known as simply Hochschule Mannheim (Mannheim College). The university was one of the first German universities of applied sciences offering a degree program in Biotechnology.

Panorama picture of the Campus in July 2006

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Coordinates: 49°28′10.40″N 8°28′55.95″E / 49.4695556°N 8.4822083°E / 49.4695556; 8.4822083