University profile

The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM for short) was founded in 1971 and is one of the largest German "Universities of Applied Sciences" (HAW). It has the most students among the five state HAWs in Hesse. The contemporary and practice-oriented course profile has twelve departments and the dual study programme of “StudiumPlus" carried.

The THM has its roots in the middle of Hesse and, like its partners, acts in a supra-regional and international environment. The three campus areas at the main locations Gießen , Friedberg and Wetzlar are located in Central Hesse - a region shaped by the Lahn just outside Frankfurt am Main, which is characterized by a high quality of life and economic power.

THM in numbers

  • 3 campus locations in Gießen , Friedberg and Wetzlar with 6 Hessian branches
  • 12 departments with around 15,600 students 
  • fourth largest university of applied science in Germany
  • 39 Bachelor and 44 Master degree courses
  • 2818 graduates in the 2023 exam year
  • 2732 international students from over 110 countries
  • 8 Centres of Competence for interdisciplinary research
  • 127 doctoral students

Unless otherwise stated, the information refers to the winter semester 2023/24.