University of Applied Sciences, Mainz
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|Established||Founded in 1971. 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.|
|Chancellor||Dr. Valérie Schüller|
|President||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Muth|
|Location||Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany|
The University of Applied Sciences Mainz (German: Hochschule Mainz), is an 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 Technology 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
The University of Applied Sciences Mainz 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.
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 University of Applied Sciences Mainz was re-established as an independent university with three faculties: School of Technology, School of Design and School of Business
At the University of Applied Sciences Mainz 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).
These study programs are divided into the three following faculties:
- School of Technology
- School of Design
- School of Business
The faculties are also divided in separate courses of studies:
The faculty of Technology offers:
- 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
- Business computerscience
For students with a bachelor's degree the university offers a full-time 3-term (1,5-year) masters programme. The last term of the programme includes the masters thesis.
The University of Applied Sciences offers continuing education courses, in which professionals can acquire the additional qualification of Masters, for example, a part-time M.B.A. (WIN-MBA).
Faculties and departments
Location Campus Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße (Bretzenheim)
- School of Technology with the departments Geoinformatics and Surveying
- School of Business consisting of the departments business administration, business law and information management
Location Holzstraße(city center)
- School of Technology with the departments Architecture, Civil Engineering
- School of Design with the departments Communication Design, Media Design and Interior Architecture
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.
The 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 HS Mainz. 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 HS.
Institutes at the University of Applied Sciences
- Institute for spatial information and surveying technology.
- Institute for Architecture Mainz.
- Institute for sandwich technology - Mainz.
- Institute for media design.
- Design lab Gutenberg
- Institute as an interface between research and teaching of communication design.
- Institute for entrepreneurial action.
- Institute for applied management science and social entrepreneurship.
- The Research Group Municipal and Environmental Economics (FGKU).
- University of Applied Sciences Mainz (in German) (in English)