The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences looks back on an academic tradition in the field of education that goes back more than 165 years. In 1848, Carl Remigius Fresenius founded the "Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius" (Fresenius Chemical Laboratory), which has been dedicated to both laboratory practice and education from the very beginning. Admission as a state-recognised university of applied sciences under private sponsorship followed in 1971.
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences currently offers Bachelor's and Master's programmes at its headquarters in Idstein and at its locations in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Zwickau, both full-time and part-time, as well as vocational training and continuing education. The study programmes are assigned to different schools: Business School, Media School, Medical School, Psychology School, School of Chemistry, Biology & Pharmacy, AMD School of Design and AMD School of Fashion. Through this thematic allocation, the areas of expertise of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and its faculties of Chemistry & Biology, Health & Social Sciences, Business & Media and Design come into sharper focus.