Leipzig is one of the major cities in Germany (approx. 0.6 million citizens) and looks back on a history of more than 800 years. Terms like the Battle of the Nations, the Thomanerchor, and the German reunification are linked with Leipzig and enhance its prestige world-wide.
Being a university town for more than 600 years, Leipzig has always been home to research and education, the arts and media, as well as business and trade.
The HTWK Leipzig is located in the heart of the southern city district and hosts about 6.000 students of a total of 35.000 students in Leipzig.
The roots of the Faculty of Civil Engineering trace back to the 18th century and constitute the reputation of the HTWK Leipzig as a university with an outstanding academic education accompanied by an exceptional practical orientation.
More than 350 first-year students register at the faculty per annum. Nonetheless, the academic life is characterized by a familiar working atmosphere and a committed teaching staff.
Leipzig is known as a pleasant city to live in for students. Most people acquainted with Leipzig appreciate:
∙ old building fabric (Gründerzeit architecture)
∙ large green spaces and parks
∙ vibrant arts scene, numerous museums
∙ restaurants, bars and clubs
∙ open atmosphere
It has to be mentioned that Leipzig stands out due to moderate living costs when compared to other European cities.