Marathon swim makes new lab equipment possible

When Dr. Andreas Fath (49), Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Furtwangen University stepped out of the Rhine at Hook of Holland on Sunday, 24 August 2014, he had achieved a double goal.

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Research shows Smartphones cleaner than toilet seats

04.11.2014 | A new report by a Furtwangen University research team has shown that our smartphones are not as unhygienic as we might think. And with a simple daily cleaning routine we can reduce the number of germs even further. The research team, led by Prof Dr. Marku...

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1395 New Students and 5 New Degree Programmes in Winter Semester

07.10.2014 | The winter semester 2014-15 has just begun and Furtwangen University welcomes 1395 new "fresher" students, bringing the total number of students studying at one of the 3 university campuses to well over 6000 once again. With the 5 new master's progra...

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30.09.2014 |  HFU Student project helps bring OV English Films to Schwenningen

Good news for HFU students. The CineStar cinema in Schwenningen has introduced "Original Sunday",  films in the English original, into its regular programme. The current new start films will be shown on Sunday evenings in the main programme in addition to the German dubbed versions.  On Sunday, 5 October 2014 the new film "Gone Girl" with Ben Affleck will be show...

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26.08.2014 |  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 Rhine swim was completed in a record 28 days! The competitive long-distance swimmer and Furtwangen University Chemistry professor, Andreas F...

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12.07.2014 |  Successful 10 year partnership with Canadian University

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 students gain free study places at UNB. In this way, over 50 Canadian students have also come to Germany to work mostly for local companies, ...

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09.07.2014 |  HFU libraries top in nationwide league table

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 in Germany, published by the German Library Association. The 4 star ranking is a repeat of 2013 when the HFU libraries were also awarded top grades. This yea...

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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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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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Are you a current or prospective student of Furtwangen University? Why not keep in touch with us by liking our new English facebook fanpage?

14.11.2014 |  Executive MBA Best Practices Lecture Series

The last lecture in the Executive MBA „Best Practices“ lecture series this year will take place on Friday, 05 December at 5.30pm. Andreas J. Kindler of Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG will be talking about the bottle deposit process at Lidl and will give insights into its effects on business. "The Deposit System at Lidl Germany - Process Description, Process Evaluation & Sustainab...

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15.10.2014 |  Sneak Preview - English Films in Schwenningen

"Sneak previews" of new English films are shown at the Cinestar cinema in Schwenningen on Mondays once a month. In Sneak Previews you never know what film you are going to see until it starts, but they are always new films, not yet shown in German cinemas. A list of upcoming dates can be found here. Every Sunday evening the Cinestar cinema in Schwenningen is also showing films in the E...

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09.10.2014 |  University Big Band - Upcoming Events

The university Big Band will be playing several "gigs" in the next couple of months. Founded during the winter semester 2008/2009, the Big Band VS Campus is composed of students and professors from both the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg and Furtwangen University. Their repertoire includes anything from classic Blues, Swing, Jazz and Chanson to modern pop songs. On the 2...

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08.09.2014 |  Qi Gong & Meditation

Once again the Church at Campus is offering Qi Gong and meditation classes during the winter semester. The class takes place  on the following Mondays at 6.45pm in the meditation room in the St. Franziskus Gemeindehaus at Erzberger Str. 11 (next to the F Building). 201422 September, 6 October, 20 October, 3 November, 17 November, 1 December, 15 December 2014 201512 January, 26 January, 9 F...

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07.09.2014 |  Easter trip to Taize in France

As every year, the Church at Campus will be organising a trip to Taizé in France at Easter from 02 - 05 April, 2015. Price: Approximately €60-70. Discounts are available for special cases. For more information see: www.kirche-at-campus.de and www.taize.fr

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