History

1971
Start of learning activities at what was then a branch of Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences 

1978
Establishment as an independent university of applied sciences offering courses in Business Administration and Social Work

1983
Opening of the Faculty of Engineering with courses in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (separate faculties since 1991)   

1993
Introduction of the Computer Science programme (separate faculty since 2001)

1999
Start of the Industrial Engineering programme

2001
Founding of the Language Centre

2002
- Opening of a 24-hour library, the first university to do so nationwide
- Setting up of the Lightweight Construction Cluster

- Founding of the Centre of Excellence

- Establishment of the first work-based Master's degree programme in Industrial Commodities - Marketing and Technical Sales

2004
Start of the New Business Founders' Office

2005
Setting up of the Microsystems Technology Cluster

2007
- Renaming of the departments into faculties
- Start of expansion programme: 2,700 students

2009
Renaming of New Business Founders' Office to the IDEE Entrepreneurship Centre

2010
Establishment of the work-based Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Engineering (Bavarian pilot project)

2011
- Setting up of the Technology Centre Energy (TZE) in Ruhstorf
- Founding of the PuLL® (Production and Logistics) Centre of Excellence

2012
- Adoption of the first University Development Plan
- Setting up of the Medical Technology Network
- New external image (English website / new University design)
- Expansion of the University's management to include a 3rd Vice President, for Internationalisation

2013
Start of Junior University for school students in years 9 and 10

2014
- Founding of the following institutes
 IKON (Institute for Social Change and Cohesion Research) and IPIM (Institute for Project Management and Information Modelling)

- Placing of two key research priorities in the HRK (German Rectors' Conference) Research Map

- Founding of Campus Company (students entrepreneurial activities)

2015
- 5,480 students in the winter semester of 2015/16 (doubled since 2007)
- Establishment of new courses in Sign Language Interpreting and Engineering Pedagogy (pilot for vocational school teacher training in universities)
- Start of reconstruction of administration and lecture hall building and construction of children's daycare facility

2016
- Setting up of the Technology Centre for Production and Logistics Systems (TZ PULS Dingolfing)
- Opening of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies