University of Applied Sciences, Mainz

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University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Hochschule Mainz
FH Mainz Logo.svg
Type Public
Established 1971
Chancellor Leo Theisen
President Gerhard Muth
Administrative staff

Total: 4805

Faculty of Technology: 1269

Faculty of Design: 861

Faculty of Business: 2675 (Winterterm 2012/2013)[1]
Location Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
Campus Mainz


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The University of Applied Sciences Mainz (German: Hochschule Mainz), usually shortened to FH 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[edit]

The University of Applied Sciences Mainz was stated out of the in 1971 established University of Applied Sciences Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz.

Predecessor institutions of the University of Applied Sciences were other educational institutions for example for civil engineers, artisans and artists. In the year of 1996 the University of Applied Sciences was re-established as an independent university with three faculties.

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).

Study Programs[edit]

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:

  • 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
  • Business computerscience

Business Law[edit]

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).

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.[2]

Faculties and departments[edit]

University of Applied Sciences Mainz Location Campus

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.[3]


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[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).[4]

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Coordinates: 49°59′03″N 8°13′42″E / 49.98417°N 8.22833°E / 49.98417; 8.22833