The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (or short "Hochschule Karlsruhe"; formerly "FH Karlsruhe" ) is a university of applied sciences in Karlsruhe. It is the largest university of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg, offering both academic and professional higher education study programmes in engineering sciences, natural sciences, and business. Given the concentration of research centers and universities in and around Karlsruhe, the university of technology offers a wide range of courses on campus respected in the industry and academia.
It is ranked among the top universities of applied sciences or Fachhochschule in Germany with especially strong mechanical, electrical engineering, IT and Engineering with Business Studies programs.
- Education and Research
- Academic Collaboration
- Applied Research Cooperations
- Faculties and Departments
- External links
- Main entrance of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
The university’s roots go back to 1878 and the founding of its predecessor, the Grand Duchy College of Building. In 1971, the university became a Fachhochschule (Polytechnical University), a new type of institution for higher public education established with the specific objective of narrowing the gap between the theoretical and industrial world. The university attained its present form and was raised to the status of Hochschule (University) by the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Education and Research
At present, a wide variety of degree prams are offered, primarily in engineering fields. In 1998, the University enrolled approximately 4,500 students. In the winter semester 2004/05, the University was able to welcome more than 6,000 students, who are taught by more than 150 full-time faculty and 300 part-time faculty. Their work is supported by some 200 technical and administrative staff.