Kempten University of Applied Sciences has become its own district of town. The 53,000m² campus is the focus of more than 6,000 or so students’ lives, alongside 145 professors, 320 lecturers and 290 staff running operations.
It’s hard to imagine the site without the state-of-the-art teaching buildings, laboratories, library and canteen 40 years ago – when the original Higher Technical College started out in 1978 with just a few rented rooms on Bahnhofstrasse and no campus. Back then, just a handful of 82 students took the one course in Business Administration.
However, the HTC grew over the years, as more and more students chose Kempten to study a growing range of subjects. In 1980, the Free State of Bavaria acquired a plot of land with a building containing offices and classrooms on Bahnhofstrasse, albeit not expansive enough to accommodate all. This meant renting premises for management and administration at Immenstädter Str. 69, along with further rooms in 1983 in Building 4P on Kronenstrasse.<br/> An auditorium, laboratory and administration buildings, library and canteen were built on the site on Bahnhofstrasse. In 2004, all the departments finally converged on the current campus.
Kempten University of Applied Sciences has been writing its success story for more than 40 years now!