Press release 74/23 - 16.10.2023

Welcome to the academic year 2023/2024

The lecture period for the new semester 2023/4 begins on the 16th of October.

President Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel © University of Augsburg

Following orientation week, the lecture period for the new semester 2023/4 begins on the 16th of October. Prof. Dr Sabine Doering-Manteuffel, president of the University of Augsburg, welcomes all new and returning students to the new semester.

Around 3,700 young people are starting their studies at the University of Augsburg, with around 19,000 students enrolled in total. “I wish our students and staff at the University of Augsburg a successful semester. In particular, it gives me great pleasure to welcome so many first year students,” says Prof. Dr Sabine Doering-Manteuffel, president of University of Augsburg on behalf of the university executive.

Newly elected university executive starts new term in office

The newly elected university executive starts its new term in office on the 1st of October 2023. It is composed of the president, Prof. Dr Sabine Doering-Manteuffel, the head of administrative services, Alois Zimmerman, and three vice-presidents:

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Welzel
    Vice-President for Financial Strategy and Human Resources Development
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kramer
    Vice-President for Internationalisation, Digitalisation, and Technology Alliances
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Rathgeber
    Vice-President for Educational Success – Teaching and Studies

New study programmes at the University of Augsburg

The University of Augsburg currently offers 91 degree programmes, including bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes and state examinations. New degree programmes this semester include the degree in midwifery, jointly created by the Faculty of Medicine and the Augsburg University Hospital. New enrolments are stable and expected to increase by the end of October.

With the degree in human medicine, the Faculty of Medicine is continuing to develop. The first cohort has 170 students in the first semester. In total, 518 students are enrolled in medicine.

This semester the degree programmes that were especially popular according to absolute enrolment numbers were the bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration, Law, and Primary Education.

Leopold Mozart College of Music starts with a new concept

The previously named Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum is starting the academic year 2023/4 with a new concept and name, the Leopold Mozart College of Music. 37 young musicians are beginning their studies in the bachelor’s degree programme in music with a further 34 in the artistic master’s degree programme in music.

Main areas of research and the Hightech Agenda

From solutions to the challenges of the digital age to hybrid algorithms, digital health, and new biosensors, professors associated with the Bavarian Hightech Agenda at the University of Augsburg are conducting research on a diversity of topics. The Centre for Climate Resilience, the Centre for Advanced Analytics and Predictive Sciences (CAAPS), and the AI Production Network, among others, are funded by the Bavarian Hightech Agenda. Appointments have already been made for 26 of the 33 new HTA professorships created by funds from the Bavarian Hightech Agenda.

New campus app and video for students

All you need for your studies in one place: The new “UniAugsburg App” supports students in organising their studies and navigating university life. The app provides access to student library accounts, student email, and other information all in one place. Besides these central tools, which are all integrated into the app, it offers university news and other university services. With the app, students can remain up-to-date irrespective of time or place. The app is available for Android and iOS.

The podcast “UniA to go” also gives an interesting overview of the university and is popular to listen to.

The University of Augsburg campus is particularly pleasant in the summer months with its green parklands and campus lake. If you would like to give your friends and family an impression of the campus, click on the link for some photos:

Uni Augsburg erleben

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