The Faculty of Computer Science at Furtwangen University has once again been awarded top marks by Human Resource managers in German companies. In the current university ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche newspaper, HR executives evaluated German universities on the basis of practical application of academic programmes, and already here the Faculty of Computer Science made it into the top 10. With this outstanding placing the Faculty has confirmed its excellent reputation. It has consistently landed in the top 10 of the Wirtschaftswoche rankings in previous years. Participants were asked which universities prepared students optimally for the needs of businesses. The answer was - those which focus on IT and which offer a broad variety of courses qualify students best for their start in the workplace. Besides a good grounding in practical experience the HR managers also place a great deal of importance on the character of the applicants.
For the ranking, 540 personnel staff from small, medium and large businesses were asked to take part. The experts selected from a list of all universities, the institutions whose graduates best meet their expectations. Their opinions confirm the first rate work of the Faculty of Computer Science at HFU.
The Faculty of Computer Science has been offering degree programmes at the university campus in Furtwangen for over 40 years. The courses integrate current technological and societal needs into lectures, focusing on such topics as the "smart home" in a specially-built lab, or the hacking and security of computer networks. The faculty offers 2 Bachelor's and 2 Master's degree programmes. Application deadline for the winter semester is 15 July.