Hochschule Hannover
Universities of applied sciences that do not award doctorates
Founded 1971
9.861 Students
62 Study Programmes
Short information

Type of control

under public law



Semester dates

Winter Semester from 1st of September to 29th of February Summer Semester from 1st of March to 31th of August

Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Expo Plaza 4
D-30539 Hannover
Tel.: (+49) 511 9296 0
02.07. - 10.07.2022

IdeenExpo 2022

13.09. - 14.09.2022

Hochschulinformationstage 2022

University - The Particular

Small study groups, application-oriented education, even in the area of research, and numerous continuing education programmes geared to different target groups are just some of the features that make the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts stand out. What's more, the Hochschule Hannover is also an "open university". By opening university education to holders of vocational qualifications, work experience can be transferred to educational careers in higher education. The Hochschule Hannover supports this target group with specific programmes to help them complete their university career successfully.

Study Programme - Main Focus

Around 10,000 students benefit from the diverse opportunities offered by studying at the Hochschule Hannover. Internationally oriented yet locally rooted, the Hochschule Hannover offers an exceptionally diverse range of subjects. In addition to Engineering Science, Business Studies and Social Services, the Expo Plaza campus of the Hochschule Hannover offers a wide range of media and creative degree programmes at an internationally renowned level of educational quality. Furthermore, the Hochschule Hannover offers students numerous opportunities to study while they work, and promotes the development of innovative degree programmes and learning methods.

Background - The Insight

Back in 1791, the "Freye Handwerksschule für Lehrlinge" – the "drafting school" – was founded as the oldest predecessor institution of the Hochschule Hannover. In 1971, the Hochschule Hannover was created from different predecessor institutions, comprising five faculties at multiple locations in Hannover. Faculties I and II were founded as the successors of the "Ingenierakademie", which itself had its origins in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the "Handwerker und Kunstgewerbeschule" from 1892.

Hochschulgebäude der HS Hannover

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Hochschulgebäude der HS Hannover

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Hochschulgebäude der HS Hannover am Campus Expo Plaza

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