University of Applied Sciences Landshut
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The University of Applied Science of Landshut with its capacity of 2600 students and 70 professors clearly focusses on the quality of teaching. Located at the gates of Landshut that is situated between Munich and Regensburg in an economic region moulded by high technology (especially the car industry and information technology). The medieval city centre and the flourishing industry on the outskirts form an exciting and yet harmonious combination of tradition and modernity. Every 4 years, Europe’s largest historical festival, the “Landshuter Hochzeit”, attracts visitors from around the world.
The University of Applied Science of Landshut has 5 faculties:
- Business Studies
- Social Works
- Vehicle engineering
- Industrial Engineering
Research and development at the Fachhochschule Landshut are as practice based as the teaching. The university’s contacts in industry and other organizations determine the areas of specialisation. Several new developments originating from Fachhochschule projects go on to be mass produced. The interdisciplinary centre of competence for Microsystems engineering coordinates the projects, sets up information networks and gives advice and support to people starting up their own businesses. Sensor and actuator technology, and the networking of “intelligent” systems are areas of specialisation on the micro-electronics and automation engineering courses.
Economics and Business Administration is the biggest faculty of the FH Landshut and does not only offer the normal Business Studies course, but also the dual award degree International Business/ Internationale Betriebswirtschaft. Hochschule Landshut provides this course in cooperation with its partner institution Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK). This course was created in response to the labour market and meets its requirements very well. It provides students with a broad universal knowledge within seven semesters of study. Two academic semesters are spend at Anglia Ruskin University and one further semester covering a placement abroad.
On the social work course, new forms of care (e.g. working with children and young people)which are oriented towards and adapted to the changing structure of society are developed in close collaboration with social organizations.
The faculty offers excellent know-how and expertise in the area of applied computer science.
On the vehicle engineering course the faculty of mechanical engineering works closely with manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles and numerous medium-sized suppliers. A further development of vehicle engineering is lightweight vehicle construction, which aims to make vehicles more environmentally friendly and economical. In 2001 BMW set up a chair and a laboratory at the Fachhochschule Landshut in which special materials and ways of body making are developed and tested. At the same time a lightweight construction cluster was founded as an interdisciplinary competence network for lightweight construction technology as part of the “Future Bavaria” high-tech offensive.
Industrial Engineering and Management
The master’s degree programs are for fee-paying students and are intended as part-time courses for working people:
- Industrial marketing and technical sales; degree: MBA
- Systems management; degree: Master of Systems Management
- Social management; degree: Master of Social Work.