Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

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Template:Infobox University The Mannheim University of Applied Sciences is a public university located in Mannheim, Germany. Commonly referred to as Hochschule Mannheim and previously known as FH Mannheim, it offers 33 degree programs at Bachelor's and Master's level in the fields of engineering, informatics, biotechnology, design, and social affairs. In German university rankings, it is usually ranked at the top-tier in view of teaching quality as well as employability of its graduates. The Faculty of Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering was placed 1st in Germany by the 2007 CHE Ranking.[1]


The Mannheim University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1898 as a private school of enigineering for the disciplines of mechanical and electronical engineering, subsidized by the city of Mannheim. In 1939, it was taken over by the city and named Mannheim School of Engineering. In 1969 finally, it was taken over again by the State of Baden-Württemberg and renamed State School of Engineering. As a consequence, the curriculum was broadened by adding, among others, the subjects Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, and Computer Sciences. In 1971, the School of Engineering was officially promoted to the status of a University of Applied Sciences.

In 1995, the City College of Design was integrated into the university as the Faculty of Design, comprising Institutes for Interactive Media, Print Media, Time Based Media, Photography, and Design Sciences. The Mannheim School of Social Affairs joined the university in a merger in 2006. Since that point in time, the university is known as simply Hochschule Mannheim (Mannheim College). The university was one of the first German universities of applied sciences offering a degree program in Biotechnology.

File:Campus HS Mannheim.jpg
Panorama picture of the Campus in July 2006

Degree programs

  • Faculty of Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry (B.Sc.)
    • Biotechnology (B.Sc.)
    • Biotechnology (M.Sc.)
    • Biotechnology (Ph.D.) (jointly run with Heidelberg University, EMBL and DKFZ - leading to a Heidelberg University degree) [2]
  • Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Information Technology
    • Power Engineering and Renewable Energies (B.Sc.)
    • Automation Technology (B.Sc.)
    • Electronic Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • Communications Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • Computer Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • Medical Engineering (B.Sc.) (jointly run with Heidelberg University)
    • Mechatronics (B.Sc.)
    • Translation Studies for Information Technologies (B.Sc.) (jointly run with Heidelberg University)
    • Automation Systems and Energy Systems (M.Sc.)
    • Information Technology (M.Sc.)
    • Engineering and Pedagogy for Lectureship at Vocational Schools (B.Sc./M.Sc) (jointly run with the Heidelberg School of Education)
  • Faculty of Design
    • Communication Design (B.A.)
    • Communication Design (M.A.)
  • Faculty of Informatics
    • Informatics (B.Sc.)
    • Medical Informatics (B.Sc.)
    • Informatics (M.Sc.)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering / Construction (B.Sc.)
    • Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing (B.Sc.)
    • Mechanical Engineering (binational undergraduate degree; run in cooperation with the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy, France)
    • Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)
  • Faculty of Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering
    • Process Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • Chemical Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • Chemical Engineering (binational undergraduate degree; run in cooperation with the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy, France)
    • Chemical Engineering (M.Sc.)
    • Chemical Engineering (binational Master's degree; run in cooperation with the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy, France)
  • Faculty of Engineering Management
    • Engineering Management (B.Sc.)
    • Engineering Management (M.Sc.)
  • Faculty of Social Affairs
    • Social Work (B.A.)
    • Social Work (M.A.)
  • Graduate School Rhein-Neckar
    • Business Information Systems (MBA)
    • Engineering Management (MBA)
    • International Management Consulting (MBA)
    • International Lean Manufacturing Consulting (MBA)

Some figures of 2009

  • Professors: 164
  • Lecturers: 190
  • Language teachers: 15
  • Non-scientific staff: approx. 250
  • Students: 4395

International relations

  • Exchange program with the University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Exchange program with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • German-French degree programs in cooperation with the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy
  • Twinnings with more than 50 universities in 30 countries worldwide.

Main fields of research

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Process and Environmental Engineering
  • Tribology

External links

See also

  • Education in Germany
  • List of universities in Germany
  • Mannheim
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • University of Mannheim
  • Heidelberg University
  • Rhine Neckar Metropolitan Area