The Academy of Technology of Amberg-Weiden is a college for Business and Technology and was founded in 1994. About 3,500 students are enrolled here. The Technology Department is located in Amberg the Business Department is located in Weiden. For those who are interested in life sciences courses include "Environmental Engineering" (Master Degree), "Renewable Energy" and "Environmental Technology" (Bachelor Degree) with a possibly following Master Degree. Since 2014 the new course „medical technologie“ (Bachelor) as well as the Master Degree are being offered.