Kempten University of Applied Sciences was established in 1978 with 82 students in a rented building. While the accession of Pope John Paul II, the first balloon crossing of the Atlantic and the last VW Beetle to be manufactured in Germany were making the national and international headlines, the breaking news in Allgäu was the new university and its ambitious target of 1.000 students.
In addition to the central area, Kempten University has six faculties. Providing the teaching range they are the university’s organizational basic units. Their study areas cover the competence areas of business & tourism management, computer science & multimedia, social & health sciences, and the engineering sciences.
The library presents 90,000 books available to borrow and 250 print periodicals in the reading room. You have also access to 50,000 e-journals and 180,000 e-books.
Kempten University of Applied Sciences is the highest-altitude higher education institution in Bavaria. It works with the German HE sports association (Allgemeiner Deutschen Hochschulsportverband) and the German ski association (Deutscher Skiverband) to help successful winter sports athletes gain academic qualifications whilst pursuing a sporting career.
Association of Friends of the University, Förderkreis für die Hochschule Kempten e.V.
The Association’s mission is to provide general and material support, in particular to secure and drive forward the development of Kempten University of Applied Sciences. The Association has for many years contributed to projects for which sufficient public funding could not be obtained, for example helping the University to acquire high-quality laboratory equipment and in public relations work.