OTH Regensburg

University Profile

      • Facts and Figures

        Current number of students

      • Over 10,000 students (as of summer semester 2022)

      • Facts and Figures

        Number of employees

      • 235 professors as well as 719 employees (as of summer semester 2022)

      • Facts and Figures

        Number of degree programmes

      • 28 Bachelor´s, 20 Master´s, 4 part-time Bachelor´s and 5 continuing education Master degree programmes (as of winter semester 2021/2022)

      • Facts and Figures

        Fields of study

      • Technology and Business Studies, Computer Science and Mathematics, Social and Health Care Sciences, Architecture and Design

    Facts and Figures

    Current number of students

    Over 10,000 students (as of summer semester 2022)

    Number of employees

    235 professors as well as 719 employees (as of summer semester 2022)

    Number of degree programmes

    28 Bachelor´s, 20 Master´s, 4 part-time Bachelor´s and 5 continuing education Master degree programmes (as of winter semester 2021/2022)

    Fields of study

    Technology and Business Studies, Computer Science and Mathematics, Social and Health Care Sciences, Architecture and Design

  • 1. preamble

    The “Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg” (OTH Regensburg) is a university of applied sciences in the Free State of Bavaria with a long tradition. It has an extensive academic portfolio in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, business studies, social sciences, health sciences and design.

    In Eastern Bavaria, the OTH Regensburg plays a prominent role in academic, practice-oriented education, applied research and continuing education programmes. The university ensures that the next generation of scientists and scholars remains in the region and beyond. It is an indispensable partner in research and technology transfer. 

    Thanks to its size and its attractiveness to applicants, the OTH Regensburg can offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. The high number of interdisciplinary study programmes and the variety of subject-specific and personality-building content are special features here. For some areas of teaching and research, the OTH Regensburg has an exclusive position in Eastern Bavaria and in some cases far beyond.

    The OTH Regensburg is committed to the freedom of study, teaching and research as well as to the development of democratic decision-making processes. 

    This mission statement reflects the university's self-image and serves as a guideline for all university staff and their work.

    2. GuidElines

    Tasks and Objectives

    We are committed to offering a practice-oriented university-level education, high standard applied research and a challenging academic further education programme. We are involved in a variety of cooperations to secure the future of the region, the country and society.

    • Our focus is on teaching, research and further education in order to meet the needs of companies, institutions and society as a whole in our region and beyond.
    • We are securing the next generation of academic talent in the region and assisting in successfully mastering demographic change.
    • With focus on application, we build bridges between basic research and the societal, economic and technical utilisation of research results.
    • Being a partner for academic further education, we can offer demand-oriented on-the-job educational formats in a broad professional spectrum and under the concept of lifelong learning
    • The numerous cooperations with other universities, companies, organisations, schools and public institutions are an indispensable platform for our activities. Equally important to us is the interdisciplinary and cross-departmental cooperation within the university

    Service and quality

    We impart up-to-date knowledge using excellent teaching practices and are committed to the supervision and support of our students. Systematic quality management helps us to fulfil this responsibility.

    • We are an active, competent and attractive education partner for society and take the initiative in dealing with new developments and challenges.
    • Here we rely on the extensive practical experience and academic qualifications of the teaching staff, their motivation as well as the ongoing training of all university staff.
    • We are passionate about teaching up-to-date, research-based knowledge and multi-faceted competencies.
    • Our quality management serves to continuously improve both study and learning conditions. This is based on established standards and is continuously being developed in line with our academic principles.
    • As professors, teaching staff and lecturers in faculties and service institutions, we bear personal responsibility for providing outstanding academic teaching.
    • An essential element of our service is the personal and intensive support we offer even before students begin their studies and continue on through all phases of their studies. We offer our graduates lifelong support. All members of the university feel committed to the interests of prospective students, students, graduates and participants in continuing education programmes.

    ASPIRATION and commitment

    Through our wide range of high-quality teaching, research and continuing education programmes, we can hold our own in the face of competition from national and international educational institutions and aim to continuously improve our position. To this end, we rely on a dense network of partners at home and abroad.

    • Teaching and learning are at the heart of everything we do. We also aim to continuously advance and intensify research and development.
    • In cooperation with our numerous partners, knowledge and technology transfer increases the innovation and competitiveness of industrial and commercial companies in the long term and strengthens the region as a prime business location.
    • We measure ourselves by the success of our alumni in the professional world and in this way position ourselves in competition with other universities. 
    • Providing our students with international experience is an important priority for us. We are open to contacts outside of the university and make use of cooperations in science and research worldwide in order to optimise our educational programmes, create an international climate and influence advancements to leading positions.
    • Foreign students and lecturers are very welcome . They are an enrichment to our university.
    • We rise to the challenge of international competition.

    Sustainability and responsibility

    We see ourselves as an educational institution for the development of responsible individuals. During their studies, we promote the personal and social competence of our students, strengthen their sense of community and pave the way for lifelong learning.

    • We see ourselves as an academic educational institution that develops, shapes and promotes individual personalities.
    • As part of their studies, we strengthen the personal and social skills of our students, teach sustainable thinking and responsible action through an understanding of the consequences of all actions for society and the environment.
    • Both before and after graduation, our comprehensive transition management supports you in making the right decisions and paves the way for your future.
    • We are committed to creating a strong sense of community between the university and its graduates.

    INCLUSION and equal opportunities

    We actively promote equal opportunities and provide equal access to qualifications and careers for all students and members of the university.

    • We are there to support our students and university members in different life situations to optimize the balance between their individual situation and their studies and career.
    • We strive to ensure equal opportunities for all university members, irrespective of gender, origin, position, age, family commitments, religion and any disabilities or illnesses they may have.
    • We welcome cultural diversity and promote the development of family-friendly working and study conditions.

    Culture and INDIVIDUAL responsibility

    We believe in the personal responsibility of the individual and therefore promote the development of our students and staff into people who think and act on their own responsibility, who actively accept and independently shape the tasks at hand with self-confidence in their own abilities and in partnership with others, for their own good and for the benefit of the university.

    • Mutual respect, tolerance, openness and honesty of all university members are the foundations of our actions
    • It is especially important to us that the student representatives work together with the university with mutual trust and confidence.
    • We encourage responsible behaviour, initiative and commitment on the part of all students and members of the university. We require staff and lecturers to set coordinated personal goals, accept tasks in a collegial manner, engage in constructive dialogue and be service-oriented across the entire spectrum of the university's tasks
    • The ongoing further education of all university staff is important to us in order to optimally meet the constantly increasing demands in teaching and research as well as administration.

  • 2019

    • Historic monument preservation: The university building on Prüfeninger Strasse is designated a historic monument
    • Renaming the Faculty of General Sciences and Microsystems Engineering to the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Cultural Studies


    • The cornerstone is laid: new building for the Faculty of Architecture
    • The cornerstone is laid: new administration building


    • Inauguration of the new building for the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics


    • Inauguration of the “Haus der Technik” (House of Technology)


    • Inauguration of the “Studierendenhaus” (Student House)
    • Renaming of the Faculty of Social Sciences to the Faculty of Social and Health Care Sciences


    • The OTH Regensburg and the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden receive the title "Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule" ("East Bavarian Technical University") as part of a joint project
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: new building for the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
    • The cornerstone is laid: new building "Haus der Technik" (House of Technology)


    • New lecture hall building at the Forum
    • Anniversary: 40 years of “Fachhochschule Regensburg” (Regensburg University of Applied Sciences)
    • The name "Fachhochschule" disappears. Renaming to " Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften " (University of Applied Sciences) as stated in the university statutes.


    • Anniversary: 50 years of engineering studies at Regensburg University of Applied Sciences


    • Renaming of the “Fachhochschule Regensburg“ in “Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften – Fachhochschule Regensburg“ (Short form: Hochschule Regensburg)


    • New building of the central library and cafeteria


    • New building for the degree programme Microsystems Engineering


    • New building for the faculty Mechanical Engineering


    • Relocation of the Faculty of General Sciences and Microsystems Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics to the collective building of the University of Regensburg.


    • New building of the laboratory for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering


    • Addition of a lecture hall at the Seybothstraße site for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering


    • The “Fachhochschule Regensburg“ is founded out of the “Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum“, the “Höheren Wirtschaftsfachschule Ostbayern“ and the engineering schools of Landshut, Selb und Zwiesel


    • Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum - Staatliche Ingenieurschule für Bau- und Maschinenwesen (Johannes Kepler Polytechnic - State Engineering School for Civil and Mechanical Engineering)


    • Johannes-Kepler-Polytechnikum (Johannes Kepler Polytechnic)


    • Expansion of the Regensburger Bauschule (Regensburg Construction School) into a polytechnic with departments for structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.


    • The cornerstone is laid for the Bauschule (Construction School) in the Prüfeninger Straße


    • Bauschule in Regensburg – Fachschule für Hoch- und Tiefbau (Construction School in Regensburg - Technical School for Structural and Civil Engineering)

  • 1938

    • State recognition is granted


    • The Bauschule (Construction School) is continued under the auspices of the Kreistages der Oberpfalz (District Council of the Upper Palatinate) as the “Kreisbauschule Regensburg” (Regensburg District Construction School)


    • The “Städtischen Baugewerkschule” (Municipal School of Building Trades) is transformed into a construction school with five courses.


    • The “Städtische Baugewerkschule Regensburg” (Regensburg Municipal School of Building Trades) is opened as the successor to the “Gewerblichen Fachschule” (Vocational Technical School)


    • Master builder Julius Pöverlein establishes a trade school


    • The private one-class construction school is combined with the “Königlichen Realschule” (Royal Secondary School)


    • The drafting teacher Johann Dorner founds a private one-class school for construction


    • Professor von Schmöger asks the royal Bavarian and immediate local school inspectorate of the district capital Regensburg to announce the beginning of the polytechnic school

  • The OTH Regensburg guarantees the best starting conditions for a successful professional career. With over 11,000 students, it is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. More than 50 practice-oriented Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in the fields of technology, business, social sciences, health, architecture and design, distinguish themselves through high quality teaching and research.

    Research at the OTH Regensburg is oriented around the following five key topic areas: Energy and Mobility, Information and Communication, Life Sciences and Ethics, Production and Systems, and Buildings and Infrastructure. Sensor technology and Digitalisation serve as interdisciplinary topics.

    In cooperation with some 265 companies, the OTH Regensburg also offers a wide range of dual study programmes. Cooperations with industry in the region play a major role in teaching and research. Successful studies at the OTH Regensburg are based on modern service facilities, an award-winning library as well as 120 laboratories.

    The International Office at the OTH Regensburg is responsible for providing optimal support for all international students.  Thanks to a wide range of activities offered by the International Office, international students are integrated into university life from the very beginning. For example, in the "Big Brother/Big Sister" programme, they are assigned German students as mentors who help the international guests find their way around the campus and the city. The OTH Regensburg maintains partnerships with a total of more than 200 universities abroad.

    Studying in Regensburg, Germany is fun. Regensburg is surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful countryside and the city itself is distinguished by its medieval character. At the same time, it is a highly modern city. Regensburg is noted for its open-mindedness, diverse study and leisure opportunities and its excellent job market. Regensburg's Old Town, Cathedral and Stone Bridge are World Heritage Sites.


    Eight faculties from the fields of technology, business, social affairs, health, architecture and design offer over 50 degree programmes.

    Service and Counseling

    Central facilities and service facilities offer students and staff a wealth of services and opportunities.

    Transfer, sponsors and partners

    The university is closely networked with industry and business. Foundations support and promote special activities of students and scholars.

    University directors

    The overall responsibility of the university lies in the hands of the university directors. They play a crucial role in shaping the profile of the university.


    The university's faculties, organisation and administration are spread across several locations