|  Online placement tests for Language Center courses now open

Students taking English and German (DaF) courses at the Language Center for the first time, must take a placement test before they can register for the course. Placement tests and registration for all language courses at the Language Center can only be carried out online for a limited time period at the beginning of each semester. Online access for both English and German placement tests is now o...

 |  Top rankings in International Student Barometer 2016

In the current "International Student Barometer 2016", our international students once again awarded Furtwangen University top grades as a place to study. HFU was ranked 5th among the 36 German universities which participated. HFU also gained excellent rankings among the 182 universities who took part worldwide. International students at HFU are especially satisfied with the following: ...

 |  New HFU e-carsharing project

A new environmentally friendly HFU e-carsharing project has just been launched making it possible for all students to get around, even if they don't own a car. From January 2017 students on the Schwenningen and Furtwangen campuses have the opportunity to rent electric cars when they need to be mobile. After initial registration, the car can be booked round the clock from a computer, mobile device ...

 |  Making technology human with Engineering Psychology

Engineering Psychology is the name of the new bachelor degree programme being offered for the first time in winter semester 2017 at Furtwangen University. The interdisciplinary programme combines psychology with engineering and will complement the health and engineering programmes already offered in the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (ITE) on the university's Tuttlingen campus.  Enginee...

 |  Campus Day Careers Fair - Schwenningen Campus

The Campus Day careers fair on the Schwenningen Campus, on Wednesday 26 April, 2017 is hosted jointly by the HFU Business School, the Faculties of  Mechanical and Medical Engineering (MME) and Medical and Life Sciences (MLS), and the HFU Business School student organisation, Business Talks. Experts from both trade and industry are on hand to give lectures and workshops in both English and Ger...

 |  New 360° video of Furtwangen Campus

Want to know what our Furtwangen Campus really looks like? This 360° video made by five of our Digital Media students, Joe Schumacher, Bekka Hahn, Kevin Wolff, Bianca Schneider and Alexander Rieß, will give you a good idea. What makes this video different from "normal" videos is that you can move within the picture, because the video was filmed with 6 cameras simultaneously to give a pa...

 |  New university prep course for refugees begins March 2017

From March 2017 Furtwangen University will be offering a course for refugees on the Schwenningen Campus to provide the language and specialized knowledge required to study in Germany. Besides a course in Advanced German, they will also do courses in English and intercultural competence and diversity. The course participants can also take advantage of the offer made by Furtwangen University to sit ...

 |  New Innovation and Research Centre for Tuttlingen Campus

A new Innovation and Research Centre (IFC)  is planned for 2018 as the latest addition to the Furtwangen University Campus in Tuttlingen. The centre will be used by both university academic and research staff and by local companies carrying out research in partnership with the university, as well as by smaller companies and start-ups. The cornerstone will be laid in March 2017 and the buildin...

 |  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...

 |  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...

 |  Top Spot for Computer Science in latest Ranking

The Faculty of Computer Science at Furtwangen University has once more earned top points in the CHE “Diversity in Excellence 2012” ranking.  The CHE, the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of higher education institutions in German-speaking countries, evaluated 99 computer science faculties on the basis of research strength, practice orientation, internationality and focus on students. ...

 |  Deutschland-Stipendien Go to HFU Students

As of summer semester 2012, the first three Furtwangen University students begin to receive a Deutschlandstipendium. This funding programme was initiated by the German government to financially support particularly efficient students. Recipients receive a monthly stipend of 300 Euros for the minimum duration of one year. „The university can only award scholarships where we are able to attract half...

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