University history

Over 500 years of university history

The KU was granted university status on April 1, 1980, by the Bavarian bishops. Its roots can be traced back to the 16th century.

© Collegium Willibaldinum im Jahr 1763 Diözesanarchiv Eichstätt H 38,1
40 years KU

On April 1, 1980, the Gesamthochschule Eichstätt became the first and only Catholic university in Germany. Although the KU has a history that dates back to the 16th century, the foundation of our University 40 years ago marks an important milestone.