Practical and theoretically sound, international and future-oriented - studying at Mainz University of Applied Sciences prepare students for their careers and their future in the best sense of the word. We are known for the interdependence of teaching, research and practice. The cooperation between the university and industry is particularly close here: the on-the-job degree programs alone cultivate 450 cooperative partnerships, mainly in the business sector of the Rhine-Main region.
It's a win-win situation: The business community benefits from innovative ideas from the university, and vice versa, the students benefit from the concrete objectives of the companies. This can be seen, among other things, in the introduction of international and future-oriented degree programs such as media design, international business and media, IT & management. In spite of demanding topics, studying here remains manageable in terms of time. The focus is always on the students: They benefit from the familiar atmosphere, small groups and project-oriented learning.
From research to technology transfer
In applied research and development, we do internationally recognized top-class work in many areas. This is clearly demonstrated by numerous third-party-funded projects and patent developments. With new focal points of our work, we continue to set innovative accents in research and development - which we then implement with cooperation partners from business, science, culture and industry.
Seven institutes with their own focal points of work have emerged from the schools at our university to this day; the pioneers among them have been working independently and successfully for more than ten years.
In order to promote exchange with external partners from public institutions and the business sector, the university's central transfer office supports all partners involved in research and development projects.
Our mission statement
The mission statement of Mainz University of Applied Sciences is a roadmap for continuous quality improvement as part of a university audit and is therefore subject to dynamic development.
The mission statement as a university audit
It consists of twelve guiding principles on the relevant core issues of higher education policy such as study, teaching and research. The university administration decides in an annual cycle which of the listed objectives are to be developed further with which desired results. This means that the objectives set out in the mission statement are subject to continuous review, have to prove themselves explicitly in the "acid test" of practical application and have immutable consequences for university policy (employment policy, for example). The university can thus carry out a permanent strength/weakness analysis, successively set new goals, create new structures for their implementation and document the solutions.