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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Bauhaus Universität Dessau


The hometown of the Bauhaus movement

Located in Saxony-Anhalt, Dessau was a major historic power center for centuries before the formation of modern Germany. In the 1920s, it acquired international importance when it became the new home of the Bauhaus - a revolutionary school of modern architecture, It's also famous as the hometown of Kurt Weill - long-time collaborator with Berthold Brecht.

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An elegant city with 81,000 inhabitants, Dessau also hosts a small student community at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. The city attracts big crowds to its Kurt Weill Festival, as well as various Bauhaus-related museums and constructions, which make the whole town a kind of architectural museum.

Studying and Working in Dessau

The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (AU) dominates the higher education scene in Anhalt, hosting 7,800 students and offering 84 courses. A solid school of engineering and general sciences, the university excels in Business Administration Masters and Commercial and Business Law. International students are welcome at AU, provided they have an HZB-level certificate, and various English language courses are available. This includes a popular Architectural and Cultural Heritage MA, which benefits from the presence of Bauhaus-designed architecture in the city.

Dessau itself is a fascinating city, with a mixture of modern and Baroque architecture, unique festivals, and no shortage of green space. The university has a reputation for a vibrant social life, and accommodation costs are relatively low compared to other German university cities.

Sonnenuntergang in Dessau

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