Founded in 1994, our multi award-winning university has become the most successful newly founded University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria. We believe this is due to our vision which has always been at the forefront of our development strategy: we have continuously developed attractive fields of study supplemented by a range of further education courses, generated intensive research, knowledge and technology transfer to modern economy, followed economic and social trends, and developed a vast regional and international network.
Our total student population is currently 7,000 including 20% international students from all over the globe. Our studies are focused on Business, Engineering, Digitisation and Healthcare to undergraduate and postgraduate level in full-time and part-time courses, taught in either English or German. Additionally, we have two completely English undergraduate exchange programmes in the fields of Engineering and Business. All courses meet international quality standards, being mostly accredited by ASIIN or FIBBA. Two teaching campus accommodate all students: in addition to the main campus is in Deggendorf, the European Campus Rottal-Inn is our relatively small and compact campus, specializing in international bachelor and master degrees in Healthcare and Engineering that are instructed exclusively in English.
Pioneering work in knowledge and technology transfer
The university has a strong social and ecomonic cohesion with the town of Deggendorf and the beautiful surrounding Bavarian Forest national park. The development of the university has evolved the town into a vibrant, international and multicultural hub of young academics intermingled with traditional Bavarian culture.
We have ten unique technology campuses dotted around neighbouring districts in the Bavarian Forest region. In these technology campuses, staff and students work closely together with local and international companies to create specific pioneering solutions for immediate implementation. Companies are supported by the university in research, development and consulting work and therefore the companies innovate to create new perspectives for young, qualified people.
Down-to-earth but always upwards and onwards
We have always taken advantage of practical opportunities and ensured their rapid implementation. The international European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen, for example, was swiftly established in 2015 and its growth and development has been promoted ever since, most rescently in the opening of a new mult-million campus extension containing lecture theatres and workshops.
President Professor Sperber believes that the university's success is due to many factors. He states, " We have always worked hard here in Deggendorf, we have not let up and have sometimes worked in unconventional ways to achieve our aims".
Creative and responsible
Our long term vision is to have a student population of 10,000 by 2030, a realistic goal as Minister President of Bavaria rescently gave the green light for the next major project which will be a digitization centre and contunued development of the Faculty of Computer Science, for a capacity of 1,000 further students.
Cozy campus life
Despite the rapid growth, the atmosphere on campus is still very interconnected and cozy. Deggendorf has many advantages as a university town as the distances between campus, town centre and dorms are easily within walking distance. The close proximity to the River Danube and the surrounding hilly landscape provide a stunning natural backdrop for countless recreational activities. Excellent public transport links including bus, coach and train services take passengers to all parts of mainland Europe. Student living costs are relatively affordable in comparison to larger student cities. As a community, we ensure that our campuses host many events throughout the year. Music festivals, concerts and a food fair for example, fill the academic calendar alongside competitive sports competitions to a national level and student club events. Our sports teams are extremely successful, in football, athletics and volleyball in particular. There is plenty of oppurtunity for students to socialise, make friends and have fun.
A centre for digitisation technology is our vision for the digital transformation of the Bavarian economy.
We strengthen the health care market through suitable academic courses and our goal is to shape the future of the health care industry.
Mobility is an essential element to success, especially in rural areas, which we strengthen through our intensive research and technology transfer.
Sustainability interconnects all degree courses and areas of study out of humility and respect for future generations.
Our university is without borders, we have a vast range of partner universities around the globe and our students represent over 100 nations.
Essential in growth areas and relevant research topics with and for our business partners.
We are a reliable and innovative institute for life long learning parellel to full-time work at any age
We will provide you with all the knowledge you need as an entrepeneur: a suitable degree, advise and support, scholarships and innovation labs.
Our alumni are proof of our exceptional standard of education and innovative teaching methods. They are in professions all around the globe, we're very proud of them.
7,158 students for the winter term 2019/20
Opening of the Technology Campus Parsberg-Lupburg
Opening of the Technology Campus Hutthurm
Opening of the Technology Campus Teisnach II
DIT's 25th jubilee festival
Opening of the Transfer Centre for Technology and Innovation on 7 June as the fifth building in a major extension project
Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber is elected to carry on his presidentship for the second successive term
The new campus building for TC Grafenau is opened
Student population in Oct 2016: 6,068
Founding of the European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen, courses start on 1 Oct 2015
Technology and Study Centre Weißenburg is opened
Faculty of Applied Healthcare (AGW) is founded
Major campus extension in Deggendorf is opened on 26 Oct 2014, including 4 new buildings over an extended area of 5,700 sqm
Student population in Oct 2013: 5,061
Federal President Joachim Gauck visits Deggendorf as students help locals during a flood catastrophie
New "THD" and "DIT" logos
Awarding of the new titles "Technische Hochschule Deggendorf" and "Deggendorf Institute of Technology"
Technology Campus Grafenau is opened
Heathcare Campus Bad Kötzting is opened
Technology Application Centre Spiegelau is opened
Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber is elected to be the University President, starting March 2012
Faculty of Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (NuW) is founded
New “HDU“ logo is created for "Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Deggendorf" and "Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences"
Campus Schloss Mariakirchen is opened
Student population in Oct 2010: 4,052
Technology Campus Cham is opened
Technology Campus Teisnach is opened
Technology Campus Freyung is opened
Visit from Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel
Student population in Oct 2007: 3,159
German degree titles are adjusted to Bachelor und Master titles for international transparency
Faculties are established
Student population in Oct 2002: 2,146
The Further Education Centre is established
“Fachhochschule Deggendorf“ logo is redesigned
Innovation and Technology Campus Deggendorf (ITC 1) is opened
Student population in Oct 1999: 1,121
Development of the R&D labs, cooperative doctorates
On 1 Oct 1999 virtual teaching methods begin (IT compact course, E-Learning)
“Fachhochschule Deggendorf“ logo is developed
On 24 April 1997 a foundation stone for the new campus is laid
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Höpfl is elected to be University President
The university is founded with the title of "Fachhochschule Deggendorf - Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft"
On 26 Nov 1991 the Bavarian Council of Ministers decide to establish a university in Deggendorf
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