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The Aschaffenburg college of higher education for applied sciences represents an important locational advantage with approx. 2,300 students at the faculties Engineering sciences and Economy as well as Law. The college regularly achieves high positions in the scope of college rankings. Aschaffenburg is the sole location within the RheinMain region which provides the advantages of the educational location of Bavaria, which are recognised throughout Germany. The technology transfer to the regional economy could be expanded constantly since the foundation of the college in the mid 90s.

The city of Aschaffenburg with its population of nearly 70,000 inhabitants is the regional centre of the region Bayerischer Untermain. The number of inhabitants has grown by 6.7% since 1990 and has remained at a high level for a couple of years now. In addition to the college of higher education, there are numerous institutions for education, training and further training, which allows the companies to resort to a wide base of well-trained experts.