University of Augsburg

Augsburg, Germany
The University of Augsburg campus is one of the most congenial places to study in Germany. Situated near the city centre of Augsburg, the campus is spacious without being overwhelming. The modern buildings, functional and yet architecturally appealing, blend into a landscaped park with grassy areas, a lake, fountains and several sculptures by contemporary artists.

About

History

The University of Augsburg was founded in 1970. It is one of the new, modern universities in Bavaria, and with approximately 15,000 students it is of a manageable size. It attracts students from far beyond its immediate catchment area. About 20% of the German students come from outside Bavaria, and at 14% its share of foreign students is larger than at comparable universities.

Education

The University of Augsburg maintains particularly close partnerships with the Universities of Pittsburgh (USA), Osijek (Croatia), Iasi (Romania) and Chabarowsk (Russia). It has cooperation agreements with over forty universities in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North America and Latin America. The number of ERASMUS exchange programmes also continues to grow. There are currently exchange programmes with more than 130 universities throughout Europe.

Research

The Faculty of Applied Computer Science hosts the institutes of Computer Science and Geography, and offers first-class under-graduate, graduate and Ph. D. programs in the corresponding disciplines.The faculty has a strong dedication to fundamental and applied research in both Computer Science and Geography. The research activities are focused in the following research units:

  • Institute of Computer Science: research groups in Software, Distributed Systems, Multimedia, Communication Technology, Information Systems and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Institute of Geography
  • Augsburg Centre of Innovative Technologies (ACIT): research themes Organic Computing, Software for Mechatronics, and Multicore Technology.

Career

Anyone who has studied or carried out research here can keep in touch with the University of Augsburg once they have returned home. Alumni Augsburg International is a flourishing network that benefits all current Augsburg students, too, as they can use it to find contacts almost anywhere in the world when they themselves go abroad to study.

Each semester the Career Service offers about 40 informative events and seminars which assist you in obtaining job-related information, key qualifications and practice in job interviews.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)

Services

Student services

Foreign academics and students are warmly welcomed to all institutes of higher education in Augsburg and are offered professional advice about their stay. An office has been set up to answer all their questions, which they can consult before leaving their home country or upon arrival in Augsburg. This office deals with everything relating to residency permits (visas) and the practicalities of life in Germany. If required, they can even arrange an airport transfer from Munich Airport to Augsburg.

Library services

The Media Laboratory functions as an institution for research and development and provides media services for the Institute for Media and Educational Technology. It operates in developing innovative scenarios for teaching, learning and research as well as their implementation at universities.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Augsburg campus is one of the most congenial places to study in Germany. Situated near the city centre of Augsburg, the campus is spacious without being overwhelming. The modern buildings, functional and yet architecturally appealing, blend into a landscaped park with grassy areas, a lake, fountains and several sculptures by contemporary artists.The concentration of the academic buildings on one site simplifies the day-to-day working of the university while encouraging communication. The individual faculties, the administration offices (including the Student Service Centre), the refectory, cafeterias, bars, and the libraries are all conveniently close together.

Other Degrees