University of Aalen (Hochschule Aalen)

Hochschule Aalen, Beethovenstraße, Aalen, Germany

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The Aalen University of Applied Sciences is a university for applied sciences (formerly a Fachhochschule ) with a technical and economic focus in Aalen, in the east of Baden-Württemberg . Founded in 1962, it was converted into a technical college in 1971 and now has around 5700 students.

The Aalen University of Applied Sciences has a total of more than 60 study programs in the areas of technology and business (including job-related study offers). After the bachelor's degree (six to eight semesters), the students can qualify in over 20 master's degree courses (three to four semesters). About 150 professors and many other lecturers are working at the Aalen University of Applied Sciences. The starting point of the Fachhochschule were the areas of mechanical engineering and material science.

The main building of the Fachhochschule was built in 1968 by the architect Günter Behnisch . In 2006 a new campus section was completed within a few hundred meters. The faculties of electronics and computer science, as well as optics and mechatronics (including eye optics / eye optics and hearing aids) are located on the site called "Burren". In addition, the library of the university took its place there. The building of the newly founded Innovation Center was opened in June 2015. The main building also houses solar modules that can generate electricity with a peak output of 555.24 kW. The almost 6000 m² of solar surface saves 297 tonnes of CO 2 per year .

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