Back in 1963, when Aalen University of Applied Sciences (Aalen UAS) was first established, around 5 to 6 percent of a school year in Germany went on to study at university. Today, it’s 54 percent. This increase is significant and one of today’s challenges. As a regional university, Aalen University of Applied Sciences educates the highly qualified specialists who are crucial to local companies. An important aspect is that the study programmes are tailored to the requirements and trends of the region.
From digital networking, health, and e-mobility to renewable energies, photonics or robotics – we care about future technologies. For many years, Aalen University of Applied Sciences has been one of the most research-extensive universities of applied sciences in Germany. Researcher teams contribute to areas such as IT security and biomedicine for cancer research, study super magnets to extend the service life of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, work on resource-oriented energy concepts and forward autonomous driving and industry 4.0.
Aalen University of Applied Sciences is constantly strengthening its top position in teaching as well. It ranks first in economics and third in mechanical engineering in Germany (out of 102 universities of applied sciences). With around 5700 students, Aalen University of Applied Sciences is one of the larger universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The former engineering school is now a globally- and practice-oriented university boasting five faculties. Over 50 Bachelor and Master programmes guarantee scientifically sound and practice-oriented education.