Zittau is an idyllic town that is rated among the most beautiful cities in the Federal State of Saxony, Germany. Its cityscape is rich in signs of past prosperity, which was mainly shaped by the trade, the cloth making and the art of brewing. Important sights of Zittau are the market place with its impressive town hall, the 7-floor salt house built in the early 16th century, Baroque fountains and the former Franciscan monastery.
The city of Zittau
The cultural landscape of Zittau is both traditional and modern. Zittau offers leisure and sport facilities, museums and parks and biking ways. Although a relatively small city with only 26.500 inhabitants, Zittau offers a lot of amenities for its inhabitants.
In the city, people can do almost all errands by foot but also with the car, bus or bike. Zittau is a green city with lots of parks, clean and clear air and during the night you can see the many stars in the night sky.
1 City Wall, © csm
2 HSZG campus model, © csm
3 HSZG campus, © csm
4 HSZG campus stairs, © csm
Study at Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences
The Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG) offers scientifically grounded academic education to ensure a successful career start and professional development. To actively contribute to a sustainable world, HSZG focuses on practical-oriented scientific research and development in its core competence areas of "Energy and the Environment" and "Transformations in Industry and Society".
HSZG students obtain relevant discipline-specific, methodological, human resource-oriented and social competences to manage change in the academic areas of: engineering and technological sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, economic and business studies as well as languages and linguistics.
HSZG’s quality of research is known nationally and internationally and is rewarded with external funding, but finds expression also in doctoral projects and various publications in specialist disciplines.
A German Master Degree will improve job opportunities for students, especially applying in German companies located all over the world. Students will get insights into the German culture, including the German “values” for quality, structure and sustainability. Thus, students can support to build bridges between cultures in their future roles.
The HSZG has 3,100 students whereof 500 are foreign students from 33 nations, 6 faculties, 42 courses of study, 120 professors, 7 research institutes and 3 service centers.
The HSZG has 6 faculties:
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
- Managerial and Cultural Studies
- Mechanical Engineering
- Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Business Administration and Engineering
7 research institutes:
- Education, Information and Communication (BIK )
- Health, Ageing, Technology (GAT)
- Surface Technology (IOT)
- Ecology and Environmental Protection (IÖU)
- Process Technology, Process Automation and Measuring Technology (IPM)
- Transformation, Habitation and Social Space Development (TRAWOS)Process Development and Research into Peat and Natural Materials (ITN)
3 service centres:
- Centre of knowledge and technology transfer
- Centre of communication and information
- Centre of e-learning