RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

The Hochschule Rhein Main - University of Applied Sciences - Wiesbaden Rüsselsheim (formerly Fachhochschule Wiesbaden ) is a public university in the state of Hesse, with locations in Wiesbaden Rüsselsheim. She has a little over 10,000 (as of WS2011/12 ) students in 50 degree programs.

  • 3.1 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • 3.2 Department of Design computer science media
  • 3.3 Faculty of Engineering
  • 3.4 Department of Social Work
  • 3.5 Wiesbaden Business School


The Fachhochschule Wiesbaden originated on August 1, 1971 from the union of earlier engineering schools in Idstein, Rüsselsheim and Geisenheim and the art school in Wiesbaden. On September 1, 2009, the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden has renamed Hochschule Rhein Main.

Until the end of 2012, there were three places to study the Hochschule Rhein Main. The third study Geisenheim in the Rheingau with the Faculty of Geisenheim was separated by 1 January 2013 and now forms together with the Geisenheim Research Institute in the newly founded University of Geisenheim.

Places of Study


The majority of students, about 5000, studying in the state capital Wiesbaden at the following locations:

  • Main campus at Kurt- Schumacher-Ring: Here are the departments of social services and architecture and civil engineering.
  • Location Bleichstraße: Wiesbaden Business School
  • Location Under the Oaks: At the former seat of the ZDF are the courses media management, media computer science, applied computer science, business, communication design and interior architecture of the design department computer science media and the main course of the study program Media Technology (formerly television technology and electronic media) of the Department of Engineering Sciences.


The four areas of study mechanical engineering, information technology and electrical engineering, physics and environmental engineering and services are summarized in the Faculty of Engineering since September 2006 and offer several bachelor and master degree programs. Here are currently studying nearly 3,000 students.


The university has the following 5 departments with approximately 50 degree programs:

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering ( merged 2005)
  • Design computer science media ( since 2006)
  • Engineering Sciences (since September 1, 2006 merger of four former departments, now study information technology and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental technology and services, and Physics)
  • Social work ( since 1974)
  • Wiesbaden Business School ( since 1971 )

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The formerly independent departments Architecture and Civil Engineering were merged on 1 September 2005, as well as the long bond - should clarify - at all rivalry. Both went out, which was founded in 1869 and later former Baugewerkschule Bauschule forth in Idstein, which thus was among the first of its kind in Prussia. Only in Hoexter ( founded in 1864 ) the facilities and Eckernförde ( 1868) were older. 1893 a new building was based in Idstein for the now 300 students, which in turn had to be extended in 1910. In 1971, the school of architecture of the newly founded Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences, but was initially still based in Idstein. Only in 1993 production was moved to a spacious new building with solid construction and hydraulic engineering laboratory and other laboratories. The old Bauschulgebäude in Idstein has since been used by the Fresenius University (formerly Europa Fachhochschule Fresenius ).

Today, the study area provides civil engineering degree courses in Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, six semesters), Real Estate Management ( Bachelor of Engineering, six semesters), Building Technology | Construction Management ( Master of Engineering, four consecutive semesters) and environmental management and urban planning in agglomerations - UMSB (Master of Engineering, four -building semesters) at. The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics started in the winter semester 2010/2011.

In the academic field of architecture students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Architecture are included (six semesters ). The Master of Arts degree program in Architecture - Building in existence takes its teaching and study operation in the winter semester 2011/2012.

In both study areas - Architecture and Civil Engineering - ran the diploma courses from 2010.

28 professors, 30 lecturers, and as many more employees serve approximately 890 students in the Faculty.

Department of Design computer science media

The Department has emerged from the former departments computer science, design and media industry on 1 January 2006. There are approximately 2,000 enrolled students who are supervised by 50 professors. Are offered the courses of study Communication Design (BA ) Media Management (BA ), Media & Design Management (MA ), media computer science ( B.Sc.), applied computer science ( B.Sc.), business computer science ( B.Sc.), computer science ( M.Sc.) and interior Design ( BA and MA).

Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering is located in Rüsselsheim. It includes the study information technology and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental technology and services as well as physics, four former departments that merged on 1 September 2006.

The department offers include the following courses: IWI International Business and Engineering (Bachelor), Media Technology (formerly television technology and electronic media) (Bachelor ) Mechanical Engineering ( Bachelor), Engineering Physics (Bachelor ) and Environmental Engineering (Bachelor). In addition, to find consecutive master degree programs and professional integrated courses here.

Department of Social Work

This subject area is the study Wiesbaden since the winter semester 1974/75. It was offered from the start, a single degree course who gave the separation of social work and social. Since 2006, the online Master of Arts: Professional Studies ( MAPS) and the Bachelor in Social Work. The department employs approximately 20 teachers who supervise the 700 students.

Wiesbaden Business School

The Wiesbaden Business School (formerly Department of Economics ), with over 2,000 students in the largest study of the field of higher education and has between bleaching and Bertramstrasse its own campus in the center of Wiesbaden with languages ​​and study center. The campus consists of two buildings: the Bleichstraße towards the Eugen- Schmalenbach House ( formerly: Louise - Schroeder- school), to Bertram Road towards the newly built Dieter- Fladung - house, which was named after a deceased dean. In marked by large glass elements Dieter- Fladung - house are the cafeteria, the library, the Continuing Education and the Institute training on the job ( iwib ). Both buildings are connected by a tree-lined courtyard.

Students can enroll in the Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration, Business & Law in Accounting and Taxation (formerly Business Law / Business Law ), International Business Administration and Insurance and Finance and the Master's degree programs Accounting and Taxation, Finance, International Business Administration, International Insurance and Marketing and Sales. In teaching, over 40 professors and full-time faculty members are active, which are supported by more than 120 lecturers from practice. The students are supported by nearly 30 academic and administrative staff on campus. The share of women among students at the Faculty is over 50 %, the. Foreign students in approximately 20%

• Annual social highlight is the Hoffest of the department, which traditionally organized in mid-May by the Student Council.


  • Dieter Rams ( born 1932 ), 1961-1995 Chief Designer Brown
  • Hans H. Demant ( born 1950 ), former Vice - President GM Europe Development and Chairman of the Management Board, Adam Opel GmbH, now Chief Coordinator of International Projects Volkswagen AG
  • Gerd A. Müller (1932-1991) German designer
  • Gerhard Trabert ( born 1956 ), physician and director of the " Mainz Model "
  • Ruth Underberg, painter
  • Michael Volkmer (born 1965 ), owner and manager of the agency Scholz & Volkmer GmbH
  • Marcus Little (born 1967 ), founder and managing director of the agency, the company GmbH
  • Boris Lakowski ( born 1977 ), former managing director of Scholz & Volkmer, consultant, lecturer and founder of Sternsdorf Lakowski & Partner. Strategy Consulting for digital brand management
  • Ali Eckert, film producer, film director, screenwriter and photo artist
  • Claudia Rath ( athlete ) ( born 1986 ), four-time German champion in heptathlon
  • Richard Martin ( b. 1951 ), mayor of the district town of Limburg ad Lahn