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The Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz (CUAS Mainz) is a state-approved university. The responsible body is the Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Bildung mbH of the (arch)diocese of Cologne, Limburg, Mainz, Speyer and Trier.

The range of courses on offer at the university is characterised by application-oriented tuition, research and further education with an international orientation. The practical approach is reinforced by internships and practical study semesters, which can be undertaken at home or abroad. The CUAS Mainz cooperates with health and social organisations, as well as pastoral facilities, and guarantees a needs-based networking of tuition and practice in this way. The linking of academic findings with the requirements of professional practice is further complemented by the multifaceted seminar programme of the Institute of Further Education (ifw).

In addition to practice-oriented education on a scientific basis, the CUAS Mainz places particular value on the possibility of developing social and ethical skills. The objective of the CUAS Mainz is to qualify its graduates as competent and socially responsible experts and executive personnel.

The size of the university, with its approx. 1,400 students, facilitates good contacts between the students and tutors, and amongst the students themselves. Lively dialogue between all members of the university is considered to be an important collective responsibility at the CUAS Mainz. 

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Bologna Process, the Institute of Applied Research and Relations (ifb) was founded on the 1st January 2009. The research and development of model projects in practice is considered to be of special significance at the CUAS Mainz. Furthermore, the university works constantly on intensifying contacts abroad and cooperation with other universities. Students are able to gain international experience for example through internships and practical semesters abroad, or by undertaking a study stay at a partner university.

Studying is not only a time for learning, but also a time for intensive development. In order to support and accompany this personal development process, the CUAS Mainz has a psychological counselling office and offers spiritual mentorship.

The CUAS Mainz is equipped for the disabled and enables barrier-free access to all rooms. In order to promote the compatibility of family and studies, the university cooperates with Familienservice Mainz GmbH.