History of the University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen
The University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen was founded in Sigmaringen in October 1971.
The number of courses offered at the Sigmaringen campus was initially limited to two. These courses were originally taught at the "Staatl. Ingenieurschule für Haushalts-, Ernährungs- und Bekleidungstechnik" (State School of Engineering for Domestic, Food and Clothing Technology), which was the original institution on which the university was based. 1987 saw a rapid growth in the number of courses offered together with the building of a second campus. At the time, Sigmaringen became the first campus in Germany to teach Pharmaceutical Technology, while courses in Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering were introduced at the Albstadt campus. Marketing and scientific based courses such as Business Administration and Industrial Engineering were introduced in 1989 and 1995 respectively. The greater choice of courses lead to improved studying facilities. New buildings were completed in Albstadt on 4 October 1991, and in Sigmaringen on 13 October 1995. This lead to both qualitative and quantitative improvements with the introduction of new modern lecture rooms and new laboratories that were equipped with the latest high quality equipment..
The innovative introduction of more courses continued in 1998 and 1999 with the introduction of a new majour field of study - Facility Management, plus Business Computing and Communication and Software Engineering. These courses are now well established internationally due to numerous partnerships with educational institutions around the world. An above average number of students now spend part of their courses abroad, attending partner institutions or working in industry.
Since the summer semester of 2000, a masters course in Biomedical Engineering has been held at the Sigmaringen campus in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen. Further collaboration with the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences enabled a masters course in Textile and Clothing Technology to begin in the winter semester of 2000/2001. A masters course in Food Chain Management is being offered during the winter semester of 2002/2003 in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Nürtingen.
Albstadt / Sigmaringen
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