On the campus in Göppingen, everything is within easy reach. This not only applies to the close proximity of laboratories and lecture halls, but also to the informal atmosphere between professors, staff and students.
Göppingen is an attractive location close to nature, with plenty on offer for students outside of lectures. For example, there is the Café Campus, which is run by students. Not far from the university and near the swimming bath are our dormitories, which are comparatively inexpensive. Numerous places are available here in cooperation with the Studentenwerk Stuttgart.
The city of Göppingen itself is also the city of handball. Thus, both the women's and the men's team of Frisch Auf! Göppingen are currently playing in the first national league.
Göppingen is known in the region for festivals lasting several days, such as the big Maientags Rummel. For full information, please see Studying in Göppingen.
The city of Göppingen is situated beneath Hohenstaufen mountain and its ruined castle, a relic of the mediaeval Staufer dynasty. Find out more about the city in the Göppingen Info-Film, or have a look at the Göppingen"Day & Night" Guide.
From Göppingen, students can reach downtown Stuttgart in less than 30 minutes by train and, in little more time, can even take a trip to the beautiful city of Ulm and view its famous cathedral, the fisherman's village, and other lovely spots.
A brief history
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is one of the oldest schools of Mechanical Engineering in Germany. In 1914, the “Königliche Baugewerkeschule (Royal School of Construction), Department of Mechanical Engineering” was transferred from Stuttgart to Esslingen.
On 1 October 2006, the two universities of applied sciences in Esslingen, the Technical University of Applied Sciences (FHTE) and the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work (HfS) were combined to form a new institution - Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.
If you are interested in our full history, please visit our history pages of the Faculty.