The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has a high reputation in the region and far beyond. It is the largest and highest performance university of applied sciences in Lower Saxony. Four faculties (Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science, Management, Culture and Technology in Lingen, as well as Business Management and Social Sciences) and the Institute of Music form the backbone of the university at the two locations in Osnabrück and Lingen.
With around 100 degree programs, the Bachelor's, Master's and advanced training levels is truly comprehensive. Our university has been a pioneer in many areas of academic training – in the establishment of new degree programs, for example – and has thus earned the reputation of being an innovative and progressive institution of higher education. Now with 13,500 students (as of the winter semester 2015/16), our ever-growing university has reached an impressive size. Nonetheless, it has cultivated and maintained the character of a familiar and personal place of teaching and learning.
Lower Saxony's leader in research among universities of applied sciences
The university has a noteworthy research orientation. It is committed to the approach of a "University of Applied Sciences". That is, the university is actively involved in society and sees research as an essential contribution to practically assist in solving socially relevant issues. It places great emphasis on a close dialog with its economic, social and political environment. "Healthcare services research, care management and informatics in healthcare", "Pioneering agricultural system technologies", "Innovative materials and material technologies" as well as "Energy systems, management and law" are four of the profile-defining research concentrations.
With the establishment now of five domestic research priorities on the issues of inclusion, the energy supply of the future, urban agriculture, musician's health and organizational communication, the university provides considerable impetus for cross-disciplinary research. The domestic research is funded through internal funds alone.