Hochschule Bayern e.V. is the Association of the Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). The Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) combine academic education with applied research and development. It groups 20 UAS, 17 public an 3 ecclesiastical Universities of Applied Sciences, with over 115.000 students 1/3 of all Bavarian students, including over 10.000 international students from all over the world. Bavarian universities of applid sciences offer over 600 degree programmes amongst them many bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes taught in English as well as doctorate programmes in cooperation with research universities. Broad areas of study include engineering, business, natural and social sciences as well as others. They have various links to national and international companies as well as over 1.800 partner universities around the world.