50 Years of FHWS

This year, FHWS celebrates its 50th birthday!

Since its founding in 1971, Würzburg and Schweinfurt have been studying, teaching, researching, and working together. FHWS, however, has developed constantly over the last 50 years.

We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary together with you - this year, for the time being in virtual events, as well as in 2022 hopefully also face-to-face again.

Anniversary video

By clicking on the image a new window will open showing the video "50 years of FHWS - Greetings from the president" in the Youtube Channel of FHWS

President Prof. Dr. Robert Grebner congratulates FHWS on its 50th anniversary, but especially all those at FHWS who have accompanied and shaped our University over the past 50 years.

All about the anniversary

The founding of FHWS

Inauguration of the first president

The founding years of FHWS were shaped by student protests and educational reforms: More education. More space. More participation. Dr. Jürgen Herzog, the first chancellor of FHWS, tells about tumultous times for higher education institutions, students and professors.

Read the article in Fokus Orange

FHWS in the course of time

FHWS building in Schweinfurt

FHWS was established by merging the Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic School of Lower Franconia in Würzburg, the "Höhere Wirtschaftsschule" (a business-oriented secondary school) of Würzburg and the "Werkkunstschule" (a business- and crafts-oriented secondary school) of Würzburg.

Read on about the History of FHWS

Show us your creativity

Postcard Competition

With the slogan "An image of FHWS" we are looking for creative ideas for our anniversary postcards. No matter whether painted or drawn, digital or analogue - we look forward to your ideas.

Read more about the postcard competition in German

FHWS now and then

In Würzburg ...

Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic on Sanderring in Würzburg

... and in Schweinfurt

Scan of a black-and-white photography of the Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic
Aerial photo of the Ignaz Schön Campus bulding complex
(Photo: Norbert Steiche)