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Munich University of Applied Sciences
Pedestrian Dynamics, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
Lothstraße 64
80335 München


Prof. Dr. Gerta Köster
Tel.: 089 1265-3712
Fax.: 089 1265-3780


The Munich University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971 by the amalgamation of seven colleges of technology and higher education, some of which date back to the early 19th century. Today it is the largest university of its kind in Bavaria and one of and the second largest university of applied sciences in Germany. Our 18,000 students and our location in a leading European business centre afford fantastic opportunities, but also mean we have a responsibility in an industrial, economic and social context.

Multifaceted and practice-oriented

  • around 18,000 students
  • over 85 Bachelor\'s and Master’s degree programmes
  • 475 professors
  • 745 staff members and researchers
  • 750 part-time lecturers
  • 14 departments

At the Munich University of Applied Sciences, research activities are grouped together into a number of different research areas. Applied research and development are conducted in close cooperation with partners from industry, with the aim of further developing our practice-based degree courses and being an innovation driver for the region. 


Pedestrian Dynamics

Pedestrian dynamics is a young, lively and interdisciplinary field of research, that is becoming more and more important. There is a multitude of applications, like the evaluation of escape routes in the context of crowd management or the optimization of pedestrian facilities for urban development. Our goal is to develop and evaluate realistic microscopic pedestrian models that can accurately predict the behavior of crowds in the real world. We incorporate results from psychology and sociology in our mathematical models which we solve using our open source simulation framework VADERE (



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