The university was founded as a winter school for building craftsmen on the lower Königstrasse opposite the King's stables at the time. The historic Egle Building (today's Building 1) was built by Joseph von Egle between 1867 and 1873 at the Stadtgarten. In 1918, as the Königlich Württembergische Baugewerkeschule, it was the largest of the then 67 building schools in Germany with 923 students. The university grew continuously and developed from the original engineering school to the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences in 1971. In 2005, the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT) switched to the Bachelor-Master system as part of the Bologna Process. For 188 years, the university has been training sought-after junior staff in what are now 32 bachelor's and master's degree courses.


The history of the HFT Stuttgart

From the beginnings as a winter school for craftsmen to today's University of Applied Sciences

Joseph von Egle, Director from 1818 to 1899

Architect of the main university building

Directors and Presidents of the University

1848-1893 school board member Joseph von Egle (1818-1899), architect

1947-1953 Director Professor Rudolf Lempp (1887-1981), architect

1953-1967 Director Professor Karl Gonser (1902-1979), architect

1967-1977 Rector Professor Ludwig Hilmar Kresse (1914-1985), architect

1977-1985 Rector Professor Rolf Schmalor (1921-2005), architect

1985-1993 Rector Professor Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Zabel (*1928), architect

1993-2007 Rector Professor Dr. Martin Stohrer (1943-2008), building physicist

Since 2007 Rector Professor Rainer Franke (*1954), architect