University of Applied Sciences
The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences specialises in the fields of technology, business and culture and offers its students practical training as well as applied and future-oriented courses of study. The diversity of the disciplines combined at the university is based on the traditional lines of engineering, economics and cultural studies. The institution offers courses in Applied Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Media and Economics. About 7,000 students are enrolled in the degree programmes, making the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. Thanks to well-known collaborations and practical partners from the region, students can attain modern academic degrees at the Bachelor's or Master's levels.
BAUHAUS-Architecture: The HTWK (Lipsius-Bau) building was built between 1922 and 1926 as the administration building of the Leipzig Higher Postal Service. The design by postal architect Wilibald Seckt was created in the heyday of the Art Deco style. Nevertheless, the clearly designed and unembellished exterior façade also reveals design elements of the Bauhaus style.
Only slightly damaged during the war, it housed the Higher Postal Directorate until the early 1950s, then the Leipzig District Council and, after 1990, the Leipzig Regional Council. Between 1997 and 2001, the Lipsius Building was converted from an administrative building into a university building. Numerous offices were turned into twenty seminar rooms, three lecture halls and more than fifteen laboratories. Constantin Lipsius, an important 19th century Leipzig architect, is the namesake of the Lipsius Building.