Year of foundation: 1996
Approx. number of students: 2,000
Period of study: Early October-Mid February; Mid March-End July
MCI partner since: 2005
Ansbach is located in Bavaria and is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is situated 40 km southwest of Nuremberg and 140 km north of Munich, on the Fränkische Rezat, a tributary of the Main river. It has an approximate population of 40,000 and is connected by the motorway A6 and the highways B13 and B14.
Ansbach was a small town largely by-passed by the Industrial Revolution, an administrative and cultural center. Although all bridges were destroyed, the historical center of Ansbach was spared during World War II and it has kept its baroque character. Ansbach hosts several units of the U.S. armed forces, associated with German units under NATO.
The Ansbach University of Applied Sciences belongs to the newest Universities of Applied Sciences of the Free State of Bavaria. The percentage of foreign students is about 6 percent. The number of students is expected to increase up to 2,350 students in 2012 since three more fields of study will be established during the next years. Beginning with the winter semester 2006/07 the so called Bologna Process was implemented. Therefore, all academic programs with the German degree "Diplom (FH)" were replaced by bachelor programs.
In January 2008 the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences came to first place of the "Hochschulranking" (English: University Ranking) which was processed by UNIcheck.de. Despite the fact that the survey cannot be considered as representative it is still an honor for the young and dynamic university.