Bauhaus-University Weimar

Bauhaus-University Weimar

Bauhaus-University Weimar

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The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (BUW) is a university located in Weimar, Germany and specializes in the artistic and technical fields. Established in 1860 as the Great Ducal Saxon Art School, it gained collegiate status on 3 June 1910 and received its present name in 1996. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled at the university today.Along with the University of Erfurt, the University of Jena and the Technischen Universität Ilmenau, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is one of the four universities in the Free State of Thuringia. In 2010 the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar commemorated its 150th anniversary as an art school and college in Weimar.

Academic tradition in Weimar

Weimar boasts a long tradition of art education and instruction in the areas of fine art, handicrafts, music and architecture.In 1776 the Weimar Princely Free Zeichenschule was established, but gradually lost significance after the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School was founded in 1860. The Free Zeichenschule was discontinued in 1930.In 1829 the architect Clemens Wenzeslaus Coudray established the (which later became the Grand Ducal Saxon Architectural Trade School, or State School of Architecture), which operated in the evenings and Sundays and supplemented the courses at the Free Zeichenschule. In 1926, the school was incorporated into the Gotha School of Architecture.

The Orchestra School, which opened in 1872, eventually became the College of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.

History of the university


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