Founded in 1994, our multi award-winning university has become the most successful newly founded University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria. We believe this is due to our vision which has always been at the forefront of our development strategy: we have continuously developed attractive fields of study supplemented by a range of further education courses, generated intensive research, knowledge and technology transfer to modern economy, followed economic and social trends, and developed a vast regional and international network.
Our total student population is currently over 8,000 including 34% international students from all over the globe. Our studies are focused on Business, Engineering, Digitalisation and Healthcare to undergraduate and postgraduate level in full-time and part-time courses, taught in either English or German. Three teaching campuses accommodate all students: in addition to the main campus in Deggendorf, there's the European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen, which specialises in international bachelor and master degrees in Healthcare and Engineering that are instructed exclusively in English, and our newest addition, Campus Cham offers degrees in engineering in both languages.
We have thirteen unique technology and healthcare campuses dotted around neighbouring districts in the Bavarian Forest region. In these technology campuses, staff and students work closely together with local and international companies to create specific pioneering solutions for immediate implementation. Companies are supported by the university in research, development and consulting work and therefore the companies innovate to create new perspectives for young, qualified people.
Despite the rapid growth, the atmosphere on campus is still very interconnected and cozy. Deggendorf has many advantages as a university town as the distances between campus, town centre and dorms are easily within walking distance. The close proximity to the River Danube and the surrounding hilly landscape provide a stunning natural backdrop for countless recreational activities. Excellent public transport links including bus, coach and train services take passengers to all parts of mainland Europe. Student living costs are relatively affordable in comparison to larger student cities. As a community, we ensure that our campuses host many events throughout the year. Music festivals, concerts and a food fairs for example, fill the academic calendar alongside competitive sports competitions to a national level and student club events. Our sports teams are extremely successful, in football, athletics and volleyball in particular. There is plenty of oppurtunity for students to socialise, make friends and have fun.