The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has always preserved its character of a familiar teaching and learning place. And that despite strong growth in recent years. In the nationwide university landscape, this growth is not exceptional. In the 2002/2003 winter semester, approximately 1.9 million (mostly) young people studied at Germany's universities, in the 2019/2020 winter semester there were about 2.9 million students.
Here we present some key figures on Lower Saxony's largest university of applied sciences whose history dates back to the first half of the 20th century. For current figures on the university, please regularly refer to the "WIR in numbers (in German)" annual report.
Winter semester 2007/2008 (start of University Pact 2020): 7,535
Winter semester 2019/2020: 14,280
Winter semester 2019/2020:
Business Management and Social Sciences (Caprivi Campus): 5,366
Engineering and Computer Science (Westerberg Campus): 3,276
Management, Culture and Technology (Lingen Campus): 2,398
Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture (Haste Campus): 2,803
Institute of Music (IFM Westerberg): 437
First-year students from Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen): 2,302
First-year students from North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen): 1,518
First-year students from the remaining German federal states: 423
First-year students from abraod (by HZB): 99
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is committed to teaching intercultural competencies. To achieve this, the establishment and maintenance of an international network is obviously crucial. Valuable contacts all over the world have evolved over the decades, and they are summarised on this map.
Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences: 34
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture: 34
Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology: 13
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science: 31
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences plays an important regional role as employer.
In late 2018, the University of Applied Sciences had a total workforce of 1,299 employees; 631 women and 668 men.