The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, with about 7,000 students, is one of the largest universities of its kind in Germany.
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.