The Graduate School of Applied Sciences of Hof opened the doors for students in 1994. It is considered one of the youngest in Germany and is continuously expanding. So, in 2000, the faculties of design and the textile industry were added. From the perspective and in demand directions – design in polygraphy and web, web-programming of mobile applications and ecology. The university has more than 3,000 students, 10% of whom are foreigners. The university has a partnership with many foreign educational institutions, including in Russia.