Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

 

»We are a vibrant institution, not a museum«

We, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, refer to the great historical model of the "state Bauhaus" in order to find answers to central questions of art and culture, technology, science and society using modern methods. 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.

The spectrum of our university currently comprises more than 40 courses of study and ranges from Liberal Arts, Design, Web Design, Visual Communication, Media Design and Culture to Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building Materials and Environment and Management. Today, the term "Bauhaus" in the name of our university stands for an eagerness to experiment, openness, creativity, proximity to industrial practice and internationality.

 »We are an international university at home in the unique, cultural city of Weimar«

Studying in Weimar means experiencing culture up close. After all, it was here that Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919, which, with its sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau, has been on the World Heritage List since 1996. In addition, Weimar is home to a large number of private and public buildings as well as parks of great art historical significance. Go on a discovery tour with us!

Workspaces, photo: Nathalie Mohadjer
Silk screen workshop, photo: Nathalie Mohadjer

The State Bauhaus, the most influential design school of the 20th century, was founded in 1919 in our main building. Outstanding experts from various disciplines and countries, together with their students, have revolutionised education. With new types of art, technology and science, they have had a lasting influence on the design of the living world. Weimar Bauhaus sites or sites with Bauhaus references are:

University's Main Building, photo: Thomas Mueller
Bauhaus museum, photo: Streunerfotografie

 

The ensemble "Classical Weimar" is a unique testimony to a past, but enduring cultural epoch - the Weimar Classic. Weimar was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998, including 13 objects, e.g. the Goethe National Museum and residential house, Goethe's garden house, Schiller's residential house, the City Palace as well as the Belvedere Palace Park and Orangery Belvedere.

Belvedere Castle, photo: Barbara Proschak
Goethe Residence, photo: Barbara Proschak

If you are interested in studying or doing a doctorate at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, you will find more detailed information about study programmes, application & enrolment on the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar website.

A film by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with Alla Grishko from Russia who studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

More information about the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Weimar can be found here.