Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Coordinates: 49°59′19″N 8°13′38″E / 49.9885°N 8.2271°E / 49.9885; 8.2271
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Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Mainz
EstablishedFounded in 1996.[1] Emerging from the Electoral Academy of Painting and Sculpture (Kurfürstliche Maler- und Bildhauerakademie), founded in Mainz in 1757, as well as from the Grand Ducal State Construction School (Großherzoglichen Landesbaugewerkschule) founded in Darmstadt in 1876.
ChancellorDr. Valérie Schüller
PresidentProf. Dr. Susanne Weissman
Administrative staff
Students5,538 (WiSe 2017/18) [2]
Location, ,

49°59′19″N 8°13′38″E / 49.9885°N 8.2271°E / 49.9885; 8.2271

The Mainz University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Mainz), is a 1971-founded university located in Mainz, Germany. The University of Applied Sciences Mainz consists of three faculties: School of Technology, School of Design and School of Business. The common feature of all fields of study is the practical orientation of the university, the short periods of study and the internationally orientated courses. In 2009 the School of Business, the School of Engineering with the departments Geoinformatics and Surveying and the administration of the university moved to the new location "Campus". All other departments will move as well in the near future to the new location "Campus".

History and profile[edit]

The Mainz University of Applied Sciences stands in the long tradition of two educational institutions from the Electoral Mainz and the Grand Ducal Darmstadt. On the one hand the craftsman drawing school founded 1841 in Mainz (1933 renamed in State School of Arts and Crafts, 1939 dissolved), whose origin can be seen in the 1757 founded Electoral Academy of Painting and Sculpture. On the other hand, the Grand Ducal State Construction School founded in 1876 in Darmstadt (1933 renamed in the State Building School), in 1936 relocated from Darmstadt to Mainz as Adolf-Hitler-Building School.

After the Second World War, the Staatsbauschule und Landeskunstschule was officially reopened on October 3, 1946, in the Auditorium Maximum of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as the succession institution of the State Building School and the State School of Arts and Crafts.

In 1971 the University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Palatinate was founded. In the year of 1996 the Mainz University of Applied Sciences was re-established as an independent university with three faculties: School of Engineering, School of Design and School of Business.

At the Mainz University of Applied Sciences a wide variety of study programs is offered, for example in architecture, civil engineering, geospatial and surveying, real estate project management, interior design, communication design, media design, technical building management, and economics (e.g. business management, international business, business law, career Integrating economics, economic computer science).

Teaching and Research[edit]

Degree Programs[edit]

These study programs are divided into the three following faculties:[3]

  • School of Engineering
  • School of Design
  • School of Business

The faculties are also divided in separate courses of studies:

The faculty of Engineering offers:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geoinformatics & Surveying

The faculty of Design offers:

  • Communication Design
  • Media Design
  • Interior Architecture

The faculty of Business offers:

  • Business administration & international business
  • Business law
  • Information management

At the time of summer semester 2008, all graduate programs at the University of Applied Sciences were converted on the Bologna Process to the international bachelor and master degrees.

Institutes at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences [4][edit]

  • i3mainz
Institute for spatial information and surveying technology.
  • ai-mainz
Institute for Architecture Mainz.
  • iS-mainz
Institute for sandwich technology - Mainz.
  • Img
Institute for media design.
  • Design lab Gutenberg
Institute as an interface between research and teaching of communication design.
  • IUH
Institute for entrepreneurial action.
Institute for applied management science and social entrepreneurship.
  • FGKU
The Research Group Municipal and Environmental Economics (FGKU).

Faculties and departments[edit]

Mainz University of Applied Sciences Location Campus Sept 2016

Location Campus Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße 49°59′03″N 8°13′42″E / 49.98417°N 8.22833°E / 49.98417; 8.22833 (Bretzenheim)

Location Holzstraße 49°59′50″N 8°16′45″E / 49.99722°N 8.27917°E / 49.99722; 8.27917 (city center)



The library is currently situated at the two locations: Campus and Holzstraße. The libraries at these locations provide the media for each faculty situated there: economics at the location at Campus; engineering and design at the location Holzstraße.

The libraries provide books, journals, electronic media and videos for the each subject areas taught at the University of Applied Sciences. In addition, it offers daily and weekly newspapers, general reference books etc. The inventory is as a rule freely accessible to everyone. Exceptions are CDs, DVDs, videos, DIN standards.[5]


The Mainz University of Applied Sciences has also an AStA. The General Students' Committee (German: Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) or AStA, is the acting executive board and the external representing agency of the (constituted) student body at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences. It is therefore considered the student government and student representative organization. The AStA is separating in following sectors: administration, office, finance, executive board, university policy, international subjects, culture, light and sound, public relation, social matters, sport, traffic and directorate. They have an International Consultant for the special needs of foreign students. Furthermore, they offer social advice. The AStA also organize parties for the first year students and for the whole University.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mission statement and history". 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Official website, Our Philosophy (retrieved 8 August 2018)
  3. ^ "Overview of degree programs". 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Fehler 404 - Sprache nicht gefunden". 28 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Library". 12 July 2021.

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