The history of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences already starts in 1906…
In 1906 a reform school was established on the vineyard grounds. During the First and the Second World War the school was used as a military hospital. Parts of the buildings were destroyed by a bomb attack on Nordhausen in April 1945.
In 1951 a college for agriculture was opened and started training engineers. After the German reunification in 1990, the engineer college became a member in the association of Universities of Applied Science in Thuringia. Other Universities of Applied Science in Erfurt, Jena and Schmalkalden were founded the following year.