The University of Augsburg is a comparatively young university. It was founded in 1970 by the Free State of Bavaria as a “Reformuniversität”( Reform university). The university has successfully used the associated opportunities to develop dynamically and orientate its own profile to the challenges of the present and future.
Initially concentrating on law, economics, social sciences and the humanities, the University of Augsburg has continually added and developed promising fields of natural and technical sciences. Since the establishment of its eighth faculty, a medical faculty, the university offers a complete spectrum of subjects and study programmes.
This benefits not least the 20,000 students in approximately 40 undergraduate Bachelor’s and State Examination programmes and 50 Master’s degree programmes. The research-based study programmes open the way to scientific careers as well as providing the best qualifications for entry into professional practice on the academic labour market.
Research and teaching benefit from the amenities that a campus university entails. Apart from the Medical Faculty, all facilities are in a compact location south of Augsburg city centre, which includes a spacious park landscape including a "Uni-See" (university pond), . Short distances ensure both easy exchanges between researchers, but also good conditions for students.