Studying at the Site of Bauhaus Inception

The Bauhaus, the most influential design school in the 20th  century, was founded in 1919 in our main building on campus.  Distinguished experts from various disciplines and countries have worked here together with their students to revolutionize education. They have left a permanent mark on the design of the living world through modern art, technology and science. What they produced was an answer to the burning questions of art, culture and society in the modern age.

A tie to this history was established in the renaming of our institute as the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 1996. We are an international university at home in the unique, cultural city of Weimar. We are a vibrant institution, not a museum. We invoke this tremendous paradigm to answer central questions regarding art and culture, technology, science and society using modern methods. This also includes the critical analysis of the Bauhaus history and its historical impact, which is part of the contradictory history of progress that began almost 100 years ago.

In order to meet these requirements, we have carefully created the profile of our university which is focused on our four faculties: Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering, Art and Design, and Media. Experimentation and excellence prevail throughout these faculties in which transdisciplinary projects and cooperations in research and education are also conducted.

Main Building (Photo: Nathalie Mohadjer)

The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has an illustrious history that goes back to the 19th century. Today the university still adheres to the basic principles of the State Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919.

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