The Katholische Stiftungshochschule München

The Katholische Stiftungshochschule München (KSH München) University of Applied Sciences is a nationally and internationally highly respected and specialised university for social, nursing, healthcare and pedagogical professions, state-approved and in church sponsorship. In addition to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery, Early Childhood Education and Religious Education, the university also offers its 2,500 students consecutive Master’s degree programmes and executive Master’s degree programmes. The KSH cooperates with universities such as LMU Munich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Munich School of Philosophy, which enables its Master’s students to participate in (international) doctoral programmes.




About the university


The organisation of the KSH is made up of the University Board under President Prof. Dr. Birgit Schaufler, the committees and the administration.


The KSH is a university in church sponsorship. The sponsor is the 'Katholische Bildungsstätten in Bayern' (Catholic Educational Institutions in Bavaria) ecclesiastical foundation under public law, under the presidency of Cardinal Dr. Reinhard Marx.

  • Research and Development

    Research and practice-oriented development projects have a long tradition at the KSH Munich. In terms of the requirements of professional practice in social work, childhood education, educational sciences, nursing management and nursing education, the vocational disciplines must establish and further develop their own academic foundations. Due to their close links with daily practice, universities of applied sciences are particularly suited to carry out such research. The KSH actively provides the opportunity for lecturers to conduct research and encourages students to participate.

  • Advanced and further training

    The Institute for Advanced and Further Training (IF) has stood for high quality academic advanced and further training for over forty years. It has short and long term offers for post-graduate trained specialists, some of which are certified by the IF. The educational offers differ in terms of length and scope, but are all oriented to meet the requirements of specialists and the labour market, as well as scientific and research findings.


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