The History of FHWS
FHWS' and its predecessors' history reaches back as far as the year 1807.
We'd like to give you an impression of the most important milestones in the history of FHWS over the course of the last 50 years.
1 August 1971
FHWS was established by merging the Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic School of Lower Franconia in Würzburg, the "Höhere Wirtschaftsfachschule" (a business-oriented secondary school) of Würzburg and the "Werkkunstschule" (a business- and crafts-oriented secondary school) of Würzburg).
Teaching operations started with 1,566 students in seven degree programmes in Würzburg: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, and Communication Design. In Schweinfurt, there is Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Business and Engineering.
In Würzburg, the Surveying degree programme starts. In Schweinfurt, the postgraduate programme Business and Engineering welcomes its first students.
The Computer Science degree programme starts in Würzburg.
Due to lack of space, the numerus clausus (admission restriction based on school leaving grades) was introduced for the first time for the degree programmes Social Sciences, Business Administration, and Surveying.
FHWS took over the old building of the Institute of Physics of the University of Würzburg on Röntgenring; the building was then reconstructed for the degree programmes Plastics Engineering and Surveying.
A new lecture building on Münzstraße in Würzburg was built to host the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences.
The building for the high voltage lab in Schweinfurt was erected.
For the first time, there were more than 5,000 students enrolled at FHWS.
The laboratory and workshop wing in Schweinfurt was erected for the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
The building on Sanderring/Münzstraße in Würzburg was refurbished.
The canteen (Mensa) in Schweinfurt opened.
More buildings of the Institute of Physics of the University of Würzburg on Röntgenring were taken over for the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
The extension building in Schweinfurt for central FHWS facilities (library, ITSC, student administration) was erected.
After the decision by the Bavarian Cabinet in 1991, teaching
operations start at the newly founded FHWS branch in Aschaffenburg.
The first degree programme offered there was Business Administration.
FHWS branch in Aschaffenburg is transformed into the independent Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences.
A new lecture building (Rundbau = circular building) was erected in Schweinfurt.
In Schweinfurt, the central building housing the large lecture hall and the south and east wing of the workshop building were refurbished.
In Schweinfurt, Konrad Geiger Campus (former Campus II) was opened.
Opening ceremony for the new building on Sanderheinrichsleitenweg in Würzburg.
The refurbished old building (school and workshop wing) in Schweinfurt was put into operation hosting the Competence Center Mainfranken with its focus on energy and medical technology.
The refurbished lecture building at Münzstraße 12 in Würzburg was put into operation.
The first English-language TWIN programmes in the FHWS i-Campus concept starts.
The other sections of the old existing buildings of the school
and workshop wing start being refurbished.
Opening ceremony for the new building of the Faculty of Business and Engineering on Ledward Campus in Schweinfurt.
With 26 bachelor's and 21 master's programmes, FHWS today ranks among the biggest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria.
(Source: FHWS Archive)