Rhine marathon prof reaches goal

He made it! On Sunday, 24 August 2014 Professor Dr. Andreas Fath swam into the North Sea at Hook of Holland, successfully completing the final stage of his “Swim for Science” which began on 28 July in the Graubünden Alps. And his marathon 1,231-kilometre-long ...

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5 new master's programmes in winter semester

Furtwangen University will be offering 5 new master's degree programmes in the winter semester 2014/15, in the areas of medical and process technologies and computer science. "These skills are in high demand in the workplace, so we provide the appropriate...

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Successful 10 year partnership with Canadian University

12.07.2014 | Over 60 Furtwangen University (HFU) students have already completed a study semester in Canada thanks to a special cooperative programme with the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In return for paid internships for Canadian students in German companies, HFU s...

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HFU libraries top in nationwide league table

09.07.2014 | The libraries of Furtwangen University have proved once again that they offer a first class all round service. On 9 July 2014 they were awarded 4 stars, the top rating possible, in the annual BIX Bibliothekindex rankings of the best libraries...

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04.07.2014 |  HFU Prof swims Rhine for science

“Yes, I am a bit crazy,” laughs Andreas Fath, HFU Professor of Physical and Analytical Chemistry and a specialist in ecological engineering. And maybe he is, because this summer the chemist plans to swim the Rhine from source to estuary - something that until now only the Bonn swimmer Klaus Pechstein has achieved. And that was back in 1969.  The Swiss swimmer Ernst Bromeis was forced to aband...

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27.06.2014 |  Successful Student Orange Day Project

On Wednesday 25 June, 2014 International Business Management students at HFU Business School  hosted an “Orange Day” Awareness Event to support the global United Nations campaign to end violence against women. The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, has proclaimed the 25th of every month “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness about the sh...

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14.05.2014 |  International Festival in Furtwangen Market Square

Blessed by wonderful spring weather, the annual Furtwangen University International Festival took place this year on 10 May, 2014 for the first time outside in the town centre and in conjunction with the town of Furtwangen. The festival which is organised every year by the international students in conjunction with the International Center, brought over 750 students from 86 different countries tog...

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09.05.2014 |  Top CHE rankings for HFU faculties

Furtwangen University gets the green light! In the new university rankings published in the Zeit University Guide on 6 May, 2014, Furtwangen University has once again been given top rankings. The green rating means that the HFU Business School, the Faculty of Digital Media, the Faculty of Business Information Systems and the Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering are among the best i...

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25.03.2014 |  Innovation and Entrepreneur Centre

The Furtwangen University Innovation and Entrepreneur Centre (IGZ) is only one semester old but it can already boast several successes. The  IGZ was founded to help HFU students achieve their goal of becoming self-employed. Gunnar von der Grün, the Operations Manager of IGZ says, "Since we started in June 2013, we have counselled over 28 potential entrepreneurs, both men and women in 1...

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25.03.2014 |  E-Teaching Award

Professor Dr. Ekkehard Batzies of the Faculty of Computer & Electrical Engineering is the winner of the 12th Furtwangen University E-Teaching Award for which his Algebra course was nominated. Every semester students nominate courses for the E-Teaching Award which is organised by the Learning Services department of the university. From the nominations, a panel of experts selects the winner us...

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11.03.2014 |  FiPS Success Story

The National Ministry for Education and Research will continue to fund the Internationalisation of Universities project until the end of 2016 according to a recent press release from the University Rectors Conference (HRK). In the press release Furtwangen University is identified as one of the success stories of the national strategy. The Furtwangen Internship Placement Service (FiPS) was set up 1...

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