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This is what the HSWT stands for

University Profile

Applied life sciences are at the centre of our university profile. Both in our studies and research, we deal with the grand challenges of our time - and train the engineering scientists of tomorrow: interdisciplinary, international and practice-oriented.

Applied Sciences for Life - Applied Life Sciences

We are one of the leading national and international universities of applied sciences and green engineering. Excellent teaching with a strong practical orientation and applied research form the core of our self-image.

We stand for anchoring the principles of sustainability in society and the economy. The sustainable use and protection of all natural resources are our motivation.

At the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, our focus lies on the people: we promote their talent development in an open working and learning environment. We derive our strategies from the potential of their diversity and offer equal opportunities in all aspects.

We reflect the living environment of the social groups at our university locations and network intensively with the citizens in the region.

This is what the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf stands for:

Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

No other University of Applied Sciences in Germany has a comparable range of subjects as consistently focused on green engineering. In the seven departments at our two campuses, we cover ecological, technical and economic topics in 19 Bachelor's and 13 Master's degree programmes. At both Weihenstephan and Triesdorf campuses, we offer our students extensive, practice-oriented expertise in teaching and research in these subject areas:

Our recipe for success is an education with direct practical relevance and a sound scientific basis. We prepare our students for a direct career entry. That's why we also offer 14 dual study programmes where part of the training takes place in a company. Whether in the classic or dual model: all our students benefit from the networking of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf with institutions, associations, industry and business.

We make our students fit for the global professional world through: Stays abroad, a degree programme with an international double degree, lived cooperations with more than 140 educational institutions worldwide.

As an entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences, we also promote a culture of innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurship. Numerous start-ups have already emerged from student projects.

The HSWT in figures & data

Students (WS 2023/24)
  • 5,730 students, of which 3, 640 Weihenstephan | 2,090 Triesdorf
  • 1,535 first-year students, of which 954 Weihenstephan | 581 Triesdorf
Study programmes
  • 21 Bachelor's degree programmes
  • 14 dual study programmes
  • 13 Master's degree programmes, of which
  • 8 with an international focus
Employees (WS 2023/24)
  • 156 professors
  • 221 research assistants and full-time special lecturers
  • 477 staff members
  • 322 part-time lecturers
  • 130 university partnerships
  • 709 international students
  • Franco-German double degree with the partner university Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers
  • Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences was one of twelve German universities to be awarded the European Quality Seal - E-Quality 2011
  • 7 projects funded by the EU
  • 103 projects funded by the federal and state governments
  • 68 projects funded by external clients

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