Forward thinking since 1710
Our university has a long and successful history in Augsburg. In 1710, the private art school of the artist Joachim von Sandrart was taken over by the Reichsstädtische Kunstakademie (Augsburg Municipal Academy of the Arts) and higher education was made available to the general public in Augsburg.
In 1835 the Kunstakademie was integrated into the then two-year-old “Königliche Polytechnische Schule”, and continued life as a polytechnic for design and engineering.
In 1971, after many years as an engineering and design school, the university entered a new phase, when the University of Applied Sciences was founded. Three years later Business Studies was added to the existing disciplines of design and engineering.
Milestones in the history of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
|1710||Reichsstädtische Kunstakademie Augsburg (Augsburg Municipal Academy of the Arts)|
|1833||Königliche Polytechnische Schule (Royal Polytechnic)|
|1835||Integration of the former Municipal Academy of the Arts into the Polytechnic College|
|1870||Königliche Industrie Schule (Royal Industrial School)|
|1912||Gewerbliche Fachschulen der Stadt Augsburg (Augsburg School of Commerce and Craft)|
|1951||Augsburg Rudolf Diesel School of Building and Engineering (Academy for Applied Technology)|
|1958||Augsburg Rudolf Diesel Polytechnic|
|1961||Werkkunstschule, Höhere Fachschule für angewandte Grafik und Malerei (Augsburg School of Art and Design)|
BR Retro: 250 years of the Werkkunstschule in Augsburg
In June 1962, the Werkkunstschule, which had existed in Augsburg since 1712, celebrated its 250th anniversary with an exhibition in the Schaezlerpalais, through which the BR was personally guided by the then director of the Werkkunstschule, Eugen Nerdinger.
Founded as “State University of Applied Sciences Augsburg”
|1971||Foundation of the Fachhochschule Augsburg, with design and engineering disciplines|
|1974||Business Studies joins the existing disciplines of engineering and design|
|1980||Foundation of the faculty of Computer Science|
|2008||Fachhochschule Augsburg renamed Augsburg University of Applied Sciences|
|2010||300 years faculty of Design|
|2011||40 Jahre Hochschule Augsburg|
New field of study: social sciences
|2018||Augsburg University of Applied Sciences starts bachelor’s degree in social work: In addition to technology, business and design, the fourth social pillar is introduced.|
|2021||50 years of Augsburg University of Applied Sciences|