The Nuremberg George Simon Ohm Institute of Technology - OHM in short - is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany with 11,300 students.


Campus Nuremberg, Bavaria
Founded 1823
Students 11,302
Internationale Students 1,069



Academic Studies

Location of the Nuremberg Institute of Technology

The campus of the OHM university is found at the heart of the Nuremberg inner city, and thereby boasts easy access to good public transportation. Many new jobs are created in the region due to a high number of new business starts, founded by graduates as well as teaching staff from OHM.

Distinguishing factors

This university is known for offering a wide selection of courses, interdisciplinary research, teaching focused on practical application, international orientation, a famous namesake, excellent quality, and attractive working conditions. OHM was the first public university in Bavaria to receive the certificate "family-friendly university" in April of 2008. In a national competition for the best business model for university continuing education in 2004, OHM belonged to the three best from a total of 350 (!) German universities.

Specializations of the university

Research at OHM is interdisciplinary and provides a solid base for the development of new ideas. The Nuremberg Institute of Technology has obligated itself to the Bavarian Department for Science, Research and Art to develop multi-faculty competence centers for subjects such as logistics, energy and nano technology and finance. The university thereby pursues an intense interconnection with core industries and businesses of the greater metropolitan Nuremberg and regional networks. Furthermore, there are numerous companies that have been founded by the university.

Campus life

The university is an active global player and has built up wordwide over 130 university partnerships. This facilitates international exchange, whereby our approximately 1,100 international students from 96 nations also profit. Just recently, a German research study among foreign students has found out that their satisfaction with life and study in Nuremberg is pretty high: OHM now ranks second place among 28 universities in Germany.