30 years HAW Saxony

Press release on 30 years of HAW Saxony

Saxon universities of applied sciences celebrate their 30th anniversary with a ceremony in Zittau.

"The UAS overcome the boundaries between theory and practice, research and application, science and business!"

Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research

Dresden, Leipzig, Mittweida, Zittau/Görlitz and Zwickau - five locations that stand for traditional and high-quality higher education in Saxony. They formed the foundation for the new universities of applied sciences founded in 1992 as part of the restructuring of the Saxon higher education system. This year, the five Saxon universities of applied sciences can look back on 30 years of existence.

A good reason to celebrate! Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences therefore cordially invited guests from all Saxon universities of applied sciences to celebrate together in Zittau on June 10, 2022.

Greeting from Federal Minister Stark-Watzinger

Recording of the event

The day in pictures

Photos: Marcel Schröder

Ceremony at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Zittau

"After Work & Study Party" on the Zittau campus

A look back: Program of the festive event


Arrive relaxed and meet old and new friends over finger food and a welcome drink.

Here: Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau, Theaterring 12, 02763 Zittau


A varied program awaits you! Peppered with speeches, cultural interludes and the special flair of the three-country region. Charmingly moderated by HSZG students Carolin Renner and Cornelius Baier.


Enjoy classic and typical regional delicacies from the three-country region.


Get to know the HSZG campus in Zittau and the town in the far south-east of Saxony on guided tours of selected stations.

  • Visiting the Natural Fiber Center

  • Visit to the Zittau power plant laboratory

  • Campus under high voltage

  • Tour of the historic old town

  • Visit to the Museum of Cultural History

Meeting point for the guided tours is 14:15 in front of the main entrance to the theater.


End the day on the campus in Zittau with sometimes relaxed, sometimes rousing DJ music and cool drinks.

Here: Theodor-Körner-Allee 8, 02763 Zittau

Our guided tours: We invite you to get to know Zittau and the HSZG better

A guest at the Natural Fiber Center

Behind the doors of the Natural Fiber Center, numerous people from the LaNDER³ partnership are researching how living and producing with what nature provides will be possible in the future and how the environment can be protected as a result. The focus of the research partnership between science and industry is on plants and how natural fiber composites can be produced from them.

Departure by bus from the theater

Location: Hochwaldstr. 14, 02763 Zittau

Website: https://lander.hszg.de/

Visit to the Zittau power plant laboratory

The "Zittau Power Plant Laboratory" research project is a cross-faculty association of laboratory facilities for investigating modern energy conversion and storage processes. The focus is on energy storage, the use of renewable energies and increasing energy efficiency.

Departure by bus from the theater

Location: Schliebenstraße 3, 02763 Zittau

Website: https://theresa.hszg.de

Campus under high voltage

The Hans-Joachim-Hildebrand-Haus was built in 1898 as a weaving school. The tour offers insights into both the history and laboratories of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A highlight is a visit to the high-voltage hall. Here the air crackles with high voltage in the most literal sense.

Departure by bus from the theater

Location: Zittau campus, Hochwaldstraße 2a

Impressions of our high-voltage hall on You Tube

Tour of the historic old town

Experience the beauty of Zittau's old town and gain your first impressions of the 750-year-old town in the three-country region on this entertaining tour. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the citizens' hall in Zittau's town hall.

Meeting point main entrance theater

Visit to the Museum of Cultural History

Experience the Franciscan monastery with the small Zittau Lenten cloth (1573) and the epitaph treasure. Take a look at the armory, the baroque chamber of art and curiosities and the picturesque monastery courtyard.

Meeting point main entrance theater

Website of the museum


After the guided tours, you will be taken to the Zittau campus on foot or by bus. Here we will end the day together at a cozy after-work & study party. You can then start your journey home from here at around 6 pm. Of course, you are also welcome to stay longer at  and enjoy our vacation region over the weekend.

Stay longer? Many of our guests took advantage of our excursion tips at the weekend.

  • Görlitz

    Görlitz, the easternmost city in Germany, is home to gems from 500 years of European architectural history. The lovingly restored Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings not only delight visitors, but also regularly attract national and international film producers. In addition to the fantastic backdrop, they particularly appreciate the hospitality of the people of Görlitz. Whether at the numerous cultural events in the European flair of the German-Polish European city, in the city's top-class museums, on a shopping tour or relaxing on the beautiful Lake Berzdorf just outside the city gates - Görlitz has something for everyone.

    City of Görlitz

  • Oybin Castle and Monastery

    Romantic ruins, museum, exhibition, Cölestine monastery church ruins, observation tower, ring walk, camera obscura, mountain cemetery.

    Oybin Castle and Monastery

  • St. Marienthal Monastery

    Baroque monastery complex with monastery church, Chapel of the Holy Cross and St. Michael's Chapel, fountain with Trinity Column, public guided tours of the monastery Photo: St. Marienthal Monastery

    St. Marienthal Monastery

  • German Damask and Terry Museum

    Complex history of the Großschönau textile industry, functioning historical looms, show workshop. The museum's show workshop © DDFM, Photo: Michael Rimpler

    German Damask and Terry Museum

  • Trixi-Bad Großschönau

    Leisure pool with 60-meter tube slide, saltwater pool with graduation tower and children's pool, sauna landscape and spa area invite you to enjoy an active day out.

    Trixi-Bad Großschönau

  • Zittau narrow-gauge railroad

    The steam trains of the Zittau narrow-gauge railroad run daily from Zittau to the spa towns of Oybin and Jonsdorf.

    Zittau narrow-gauge railroad

  • Liberec - A city surrounded by mountains

    Yes, that really is Liberec. And that's why it doesn't really matter whether you visit us in summer or winter, because the mountains are enchanting all year round. It doesn't matter whether you walk through the mountains and explore the numerous lookout towers, take a bike ride from one dam to the next or enjoy the 200 km of prepared cross-country ski trails or ski slopes of all colors and levels of difficulty in winter. And how do you get there? Quite simply. You can easily get to the Jizera Mountains or the Jeschken (Ještěd) by public transport.

    Liberec - a city surrounded by mountains

Photo: M.A. Almuth Müller
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