50 years of FHWS

This year, FHWS celebrates its 50th birthday!

Since its founding in 1971, Würzburg and Schweinfurt have been studying, teaching, researching, and working together. FHWS, however, has developed constantly over the last 50 years.

We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary together with you - this year, for the time being in virtual events, as well as in 2022 hopefully also face-to-face again.

Jubilee news

President's greetings

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President Prof. Dr. Grebner congratulates the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) to its 50th anniversary - And especially the staff & students who have accompanied and shaped the university over the past 50 years. Video on our Youtube channel

Focus Orange

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The new issue is here! The first part of our anniversary issue is all about people and projects that have helped shape FHWS over the past 50 years. To the university magazine Fokus Orange

Dear alumni,

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you can participate in the creation of the official alumni-video celebrating 50 years of FHWS. To be a part of the video, sens us a personal video clip containing greetings and a celebratory message for the anniversary! 
Additional information

Anniversary video

[Translate to Englisch:] Jubiläum 50 Jahre Video

On 1 August 1971, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt saw the light of day. You can find the anniversary video for the 50th anniversary on our Youtube channel.

50 Faces of FHWS

50 Years 50 Faces Interviews

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, 50 relatives and friends of the FHWS family have their say and provide personal insights.
Here you can find all interviews from "50 Years 50 Faces"

Show us your creativity

Postcard competition

With the slogan "An image of FHWS" we are looking for creative ideas for our anniversary postcards. No matter whether painted or drawn, digital or analogue - we look forward to your ideas.

Read more about the postcard competition in German

All about the anniversary

The founding of FHWS

Inauguration of the first president

The founding years of FHWS were shaped by student protests and educational reforms: More education. More space. More participation. Dr. Jürgen Herzog, the first chancellor of FHWS, tells about tumultous times for higher education institutions, students and professors.

Read the article in Fokus Orange

THWS in the course of time

FHWS building in Schweinfurt

FHWS (later: THWS) was established by merging the Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic School of Lower Franconia in Würzburg, the "Höhere Wirtschaftsschule" (a business-oriented secondary school) of Würzburg and the "Werkkunstschule" (a business- and crafts-oriented secondary school) of Würzburg.

In 2023, FHWS was named THWS, further strengthening the focus on technologies, but not neglecting other subject areas like humanities, economics and social sciences.

Read more about the History of THWS

FHWS now and then

In Würzburg ...

Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic on Sanderring in Würzburg
Building at Sanderring 8a in Würzburg in the year 2020
(Photo: S. Bausewein)

... and in Schweinfurt

Scan of a black-and-white photography of the Balthasar-Neumann-Polytechnic
Aerial photo of the Ignaz Schön Campus bulding complex
(Photo: Norbert Steiche)