Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

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Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Mannheim
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TypePublic University of Applied Sciences
Budget€ 39.8 million[1]
RectorProf. Dieter Leonhard
Academic staff
Administrative staff
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The Mannheim University of Applied Sciences is a public university located in Mannheim, Germany. Referred to as Hochschule Mannheim in German and previously known as Fachhochschule Mannheim, it offers 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 informatics. 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. When the Mannheim School of Social Affairs joined the university in a merger in 2006, the university was renamed to Hochschule Mannheim. 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


The university has the following faculties:[3]

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  1. ^ "Jahresbericht 2015/16" (PDF). Hochschule Mannheim (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  2. ^ a b c "Hochschule Mannheim in Zahlen". Hochschule Mannheim (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  3. ^ "Fakultäten & Institute". Hochschule Mannheim (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-30.

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