Universities of applied Sciences (UAS) were established in Germany in the late 1960s.  Nowadays, Germany is home not only to around 100 conventional universities, but also to more than 200 universities of applied sciences at which roughly a million students learn and research.

As far as research is concerned, the universities of applied sciences have developed their own profile, with practical relevance being a central focus.

Read here an interview with DAAD Vice President and President of the Technische Hochschule Lübeck  Dr Muriel Kim Helbig about research at German universities of applied sciences.