Welcome and Orientation Sessions for new students

All new students should attend the Welcome and Orientation sessions held at the beginning of the semester before lectures start. Students have the opportunity to get to know the university staff, including the President, Prof. Dr. Schofer, and the Dean of Stud...

Placement tests for language courses at Language Center

 | Online registration for language courses starts on 4 October at 1.00pm and continues until 1 November at 2.00pm, but make sure you register early, as courses fill up very quickly, sometimes within minutes. The language courses start from 10 October 2016 in the...

Germany Scholarships

 | For the winter semester 2016/17 Furtwangen University will once again offer four scholarships under the "Germany Scholarships (Deutschlandstipendium)" national scholarship programme. These scholarships support students of the following faculti...

 |  Coffee afternoons for student parents

You have to take your kid to the doctor, study for the next exam, send an application form for your internship and organize a babysitter for Friday - how are you going to manage it all? Or, where are you going to get financial help? Studying parents need a lot of help to answer these questions and more regarding the organization and financing of studying and bringing up a family at the same time, ...

 |  HFU Refugee Buddy Project

"Everything began with the search for a suitable project for our "Project Management" course." The 5 International Business Management students in the project group very quickly decided that they wanted to do something to help refugees. The aim of the "HFU Refugee Buddy" project was both to improve the integration of refugees and the understanding of HFU students for ...

 |  HFU students tutor refugees in German

"As part of our study programme in the 3rd and 4th semesters, we have to plan and carry out a project of our choice. With our project, we wanted to support the refugees in Schwenningen in learning German so that they can integrate as quickly as possible." After initial difficulties in getting in touch with the refugees, and several visits to the refugee homes and meetings with the peopl...

 |  Students present innovative IT projects

Students of the Computer Science and IT Product Management bachelor degree programmes at HFU recently presented more than 30 innovative team semester projects, many carried out in cooperation with businesses. One of the projects from the field of technical informatics deals with the recognition of roadside traffic signs with the help of information systems in cars using image recognition methods...

 |  HFU graduate engineer of the month

Nathalie Hipp, a 25-year-old engineering graduate of the Furtwangen University Medical Technology programme, has been voted " Engineer of the Month" for July by the editors of "thinkING", an initiative set up by the United Metals Employers' Association to encourage young engineers. Nathalie works at the Hahn-Schickard research institute in Villingen-Schwenningen in the field of...

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 |  Library opening hours during summer semester break 2016

Furtwangen Library Opening hours during semester break 01.08. - 20.09.16 9.00am - 1.00pm21.09. - 02.10.16 9.00am - 5.00pm Schwenningen Library Opening hours during semester break 05.09. - 30.09.16 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm  Saturday Closed Tuttlingen Library Opening hours during semester break 01.08. - 30.09.16 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm  Saturday Closed

 |  Important registration deadlines

Official start of semester:Thursday, 01 September 2016 Re-enrollment for Winter Semester 2016/17 with Examinations Office (Prüfungsamt): Monday, 04 July – Thursday, 01 September 2016 Enrollment of new students:Thursday, 01 September - Friday, 09 September 2016Note: Please follow deadline given on application form as this deadline may vary. 1st Semester Welcome Sessions: Tuesday, 04 OctoberSchwe...