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Applied Sciences for Life – that’s what Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT) stands for. Experience the biggest green university site in Germany on the Weihenstephan campus; the Triesdorf campus offers all the infrastructure needed for applied agricultural sciences. We teach students green engineering in a spirit of closeness and sustainability – with an interdisciplinary, international and practice-oriented approach. Our applied research tackles the great challenges of our times.

Applied Sciences for Life

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

We stand for embedding the principles of sustainability in society and business. We are motivated by the sustainable use and protection of all natural forms of existence.

At Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, people are at the centre: we develop their talent in an open working and learning environment. Our strategies stem from the potential of their diversity, and we offer equal opportunities in every respect..

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

What we stand for at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences:

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  • We stand for 'Applied'

    1. We stand for teaching and research in applied sciences to help overcome local and global challenges.
    1. We develop and establish practical solutions for the sustainable use of our natural resources through knowledge and technology transfer.
    1. We promote a culture of innovation and pioneering spirit as an entrepreneurial university. That’s why we support our students and employees to develop their creative potential.
    1. We offer outstanding teaching and research infrastructure. That includes show gardens, pilot plants and state-of-the-art laboratories and technology centres.
  • We stand for 'Sciences'

    1. We stand for applied sciences, innovation and digital technologies for a sustainable approach to our natural resources and the effects of climate change.
    2. Through our engineering education offering and interdisciplinary research activities, we contribute to the sustainable development of society and to securing natural resources for future generations.
    3. We develop science-based solutions, products and innovations by tackling urgent practical problems in research projects and transferring current scientific knowledge and methods into practice.
    4. We develop and maintain our national and international networks in the context of long-term partnerships on an equal footing, sharing knowledge, people and ideas globally through a practice-oriented approach.
    5. We are committed to improving understanding and acceptance of science in society through continuous scientific communication and compliance with ethical principles.
  • We stand for 'Life'

    1. As a green university, we put the protection of natural resources at the centre of our content and organisational approach.
    2. We help our students to become value-oriented people through an excellent range of practical courses. Our aim is to prepare students to directly enter the world of work so they can help sustainably shape the future of our globalised world.
    3. We stand for a family atmosphere where all members of the university are valued: creativity, innovation and knowledge can thrive in a close-knit university environment free from discrimination.
    4. Through continuing education, we enable life-long learning tailored to individual personal circumstances and reflecting the dynamics of the world of work. Even after students have graduated, we encourage alumni networking through attractive programmes.

Studying at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

No other university in Germany offers a comparable range of subjects that is so consistently orientated towards green engineering. The seven departments at our two campuses cover 19 Bachelor's and 13 Master's degree programmes in ecological, technical and business subjects. At both campuses, Weihenstephan and Triesdorf, we offer our students extensive, practical expertise in teaching and research in these subject areas:

  • Agricultural science
  • Nutrition & food
  • Renewable energies
  • Environmental protection
  • Biosciences
  • Ecology & environmental planning
  • Business & management

Our recipe for success is an education with direct practical relevance and sound scientific fundamentals. We prepare our students for directly entering the world of work. That’s why we offer 14 dual (work-study) programmes, where part of the course takes place at a company. Be it in a classic or dual model, all our students benefit from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences' network with institutions, associations, industry and business.

We get our students fit for the global world of work through: time abroad, international double-degree programmes, collaborations with more than 140 educational institutions all over the world.

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

Facts and figures

Students (winter semester 2021/22)

  • 6,095 students (3,870 in Weihenstephan |
    2,135 in Triesdorf | 90 in Straubing)
  • 1,695 new students (1,150 in Weihenstephan | 545 in Triesdorf)

Degree programmes

  • 19 bachelor's degree programmes
  • 14 work-study degree programmes
  • 13 master's degree programmes, including:
  • 5 international master's programmes

Staff (winter semester 2021/22)

  • 154 professors
  • 198 research assistants and full-time special lecturers
  • 475 staff
  • 393 part-time lecturers (incl. special lecturers)

International matters

  • 143 university partnerships
  • 442 international students
  • German-French double degree with our partner university, Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers
  • Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences was one of 12 German universities of applied sciences to be awarded the European seal of quality - E-Quality 2011.


  • 7 projects supported by the EU
  • 103 projects supported by the federal government and the state of Bavaria
  • 68 projects supported by external sponsors

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