Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS) was founded in 1995 and is a dynamic and growing university of applied sciences known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and its close links with the business world. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes that have a strong practical focus within the fields of Business, Law, and Engineering.
Aschaffenburg UAS’ programmes are fully accredited and place exceptionally well in German university rankings. Close collaboration with German and international corporations as well as international university partnerships ensure that students gain practical knowledge and international experience, enhancing their prospects for successful careers in today’s demanding global market.
Aschaffenburg UAS is a university of applied sciences, one of the two main types of higher education institutions in Germany. While traditional universities are very theoretically oriented, universities of applied sciences have a more practical outlook and focus on teaching professional skills. Both types of institutions are able to issue bachelor’s and master’s degrees. However, universities of applied sciences do not independently issue doctoral degrees; instead, their focus lies in close cooperation and interaction with businesses, industry, and service providers, especially on a regional level. In keeping with this foundation, degree programmes at Aschaffenburg UAS combine academic studies, on-the-job training, and a period of specialisation culminating in a final thesis.
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Aschaffenburg is a small city (2012 population 68,678) in northwest Bavaria bordering on the idyllic Spessart mountains. The river Main, an important inland waterway, flows through the city. Living costs are quite moderate by German standards, and the city is easy to get around in, whether on foot, by bicycle, or by bus.
Aschaffenburg lies between the Spessart mountains to the east and the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region to the west, an urban region with 5.5 million inhabitants. By train, you can reach:
- Frankfurt – a major European financial centre and home to the European Central Bank – in just under 40 minutes
- Darmstadt – a science and research hub and site of the European Space Agency's European Space Operations Centre – in 45 minutes, and
- Mainz – one of Germany’s media hotspots, where Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press – in 60 minutes.