In Zwickau's 150-year tradition as a centre for student education, the 20 year history of its university of applied sciences may seem like a very short time indeed. Nonetheless, the institution has enjoyed success and experienced rapid, sustained growth. Never before has such a comprehensive range of academic programmes been offered, never before have there been so many students from so many different countries registered at the university of applied sciences and never before has funding from third parties been this substantial.
We are pleased to offer more than 5,000 students in 40 courses of studies scientifically-founded secondary education, which also excels in its practical aspects. A sophisticated infrastructure featuring modern facilities and equipment as well as an excellent teacher-student ratio of 1:30 guarantee a maximum level of attention and personal atmosphere in connection with outstanding instruction and research.
We educate our students to meet the needs of the economy and the health market. At the same time, we have been increasing our focus on social development trends in the areas of the economy, health and energy. As a university of applied sciences with an active research department, we foster close contacts to the industrial sector. Numerous research and development projects with a practical focus are the result. Further endeavours in the near future include continued efforts to open our university of applied sciences on an international level and to increase the number of female students pursuing technical courses of studies.
We have always been committed to the region. We will also continue to respond to the needs of the economy in the future and actively address the challenges to come.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Gunter Krautheim