Augsburg is home to very unique higher education institutions and what makes them most unique is how they complement each other. It is rare, in a University town, to encounter a citywide student body with a complimentary focus. Typically, University towns have schools that are either too similar, creating conflicting student relations or too different, isolating each community. The applied sciences of the Hochschule Augsburg provides a student culture that compliments the social and natural science, business and law focus of the University of Augsburg. Each offers seven faculties:
The 7 faculties of Hochscule Augsburg
- General Sciences
- Architecture and Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Mechanical Engineering
The 7 Faculties of the University of Augsburg
- Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Philology and History
- Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Applied Computer Science
Both Universities are globally respected and not only host several noted teachers and programs, but are home to well-funded innovative research endeavours. The campuses are easily accessible by public transportation, bicycle or walking. The town is very friendly towards students and there are numerous affordable and safe areas to live in.
What draws most people to study in Augsburg is the presence of a large international community. The student bodies are smaller, compared to other German Universities, and they have a much higher percentage of international students. Not only does this help foreign students to feel more at ease when away from home, however, it holds great potential for developing future career networks. The two student cultures are mutually compatible and supportive and there is much cross over between international students from each. The University of Augsburg has a much-respected program in Professional Languages, with 7 of the major world business languages offered.
Another reason many students prefer to study in Augsburg is that both of these institutions are relatively young, having been each formed in the 1970s. The youth of these institutions is a main reason that there is such an emphasis on technology, accessibility and innovation at each University. The past is revered and present in many of the area’s museums, but the educational focus is on preparing for the future.
Augsburg’s location in southern Germany, makes is easy to travel throughout the continent, something most students want to take advantage of during their studies. Many choose to get the “semester” ticket, to make travel a simple thing during the study session. Augsburg has several major transportation hubs that ease the process. The Universities both have exchange agreements with other institutions so it is also easier for a student in Augsburg to semester at another University in order to fulfill the requirements of their degree. The University of Augsburg has relations with over 44 institutions worldwide.
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