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Expatrio 2024-02-15


A renaissance city and once the heart of a trading empire

As the hub of the Fugger trading dynasty in the 16th century, Augsburg was once Europe's economic nexus. Nowadays, this elegant Bavarian city is full of unique sights, such as the Fuggerei (thought to be the world's oldest social housing complex), the home of Berthold Brecht, and a jaw-dropping cathedral. And it's a bustling economic center, too, feeding of Munich's contemporary vitality.

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Augsburg has around 300,000 inhabitants (and a wider metropolitan region with 890,000 locals), and a lively 26,000 strong student community. The city is crammed with museums, including world-class art at the Schaezlerpalais, and the quirky Railway Park. The Stadtstheater is also one of Germany's most prestigious musical venues.


Studying and Working in Augsburg

Education plays a major role in Augsburg, thanks to the University of Augsburg, and Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Augsburg). The former is much larger, and offers a modern portfolio of administration, IT, social sciences, and economics courses. The Hochschule is also a highly respected engineering institution.

Work placements are routinely available. Expect opportunities with auto firms like MAN, aerospace manufacturers like Airbus, and industrial robot specialists like KUKA. All have major facilities in Augsburg, and work closely with the two universities. International students are welcome, with inter-cultural events taking place all the time, and plenty of support for German language learning.


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