University description (as per official university website)
Science and practice of combining modern and flexible
The title "University of Applied Sciences" (University of applied sciences) makes international clear what the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt is clear: the combination of scientific training and practical applications. The new courses Bachelor's and Master's guarantee of an effective, streamlined program, the rapid path to professional practice and enables the same time opens the possibilities of further academic education.
The University of Erfurt was founded on 01/10/1991. 17 years later, she is an established, modern and practical university with a good reputation and a modern vision. Front seats in the national rankings (for example, to comply with the standard period) the many fruitful contacts with industry, intensive networking in the city and region and a growing international reputation underscores this. Particularly noteworthy is the very good cooperation with various regional and local companies, institutions and facilities. The Since 1998, annual company-Contact-day ("Day of Research"), all of two years carried out "in-house exhibition heating / plumbing" of the program building and energy, or the yearly organized candidate Fair ("Firmenkontaktboerse) are" outstanding examples of the intensive and mutually beneficial cooperation with industry. The application-oriented teaching with the practical research prepares students optimally their future professional activity prior to. The extensive offers for language learning, intercultural competence to be key and basic skills training round off the offerings.
Since 2000, nationwide system of qualifications has been reformed, "Bachelor" and "Master" are academic life was also outside the Anglo-Saxon countries and the FH Erfurt from the start. Meanwhile, 95% of all study Bachelor and Master degree programs, which improve the international Studiermöglichkeiten of students significantly. Several innovative dual training and courses complement the traditional educational opportunities.
Restructured, entscheidungsgestärkte university committees, and effective administration support the teaching and research at the central level. The university has a significant research and development potential that it represents the region are available and what the students a variety of options offers practical application of their newly acquired knowledge during their studies.
A special feature is the relatively large proportion of women students and staff. More than 37% of employees at the FHE are women, around 50% figure is currently at the students. While nationwide average only about 16% of the professorships are occupied by women, is part of female professors at the university for almost 20%. FH Erfurt was also the first university in Thuringia, the wife of the Rector's Office chose one.
From 1993 to 1997, the University by Professor Dr. Gisela Rauschhofer was headed. Her successor in that office from 1997 to 2001 was Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Wolfgang Storm. Third rector from 2001 to 2005 was Professor Dr. Wolf Wagner. Since 2005, Prof. Dr. - Ing Heinrich H. Kill rector and president of the university since 2008.
All the professors and employees of the University of Erfurt engegiert work out the reputation further. Even now, with a large number of students from outside of Thuringia. With the establishment of new and innovative and flexible development of traditional courses, the university responds to the ever-changing needs of a modern, practical and timely training of students.
Thus, the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences at the same university with a tradition and future.