|  Holy water: not as clean as hoped

Is holy water more dangerous than useful? What is the result when large numbers of people dip their fingers in the font? These questions were behind a recent scientific experiment. Although holy water is a standard feature in Catholic churches, until now it has received little attention from scientists. A team of students and researchers from the “Molecular and Technical Medicine” study programme ...

 |  652-mile “Swim for Science” completed

Dr. Andreas Fath, scientist and endurance athlete, completed an almost superhuman feat by swimming the entire 652-mile Tennessee River in just 34 days. To reach the goal in world-record-breaking time, Fath maintained a swim pace of 20 miles per day on average as he swam from the river’s headwaters near Knoxville, Tennessee, to its mouth at the confluence with the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky....

 |  Important Winter Semester Dates

Lectures for current students begin again for the winter semester 2017/18 on Wednesday, 4 October 2017. The welcome events and orientation sessions for our new 1st semester students take place in the first week of October. The First Semester Welcome Event on the Schwenningen Campus takes place on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 8.00am in Room A 0.08/A 0.11. On the Furtwangen Campus it begins at 10...

 |  Kitchen Sponge research results go international

The recently published research on the contamination of kitchen sponges headed by HFU professor, Dr. Markus Egert, has already attracted worldwide interest from radio and TV stations, internet and print media. Here are the links to some of the English publications so far: Science magazine:http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/your-kitchen-sponge-harbors-zillions-microbes-cleaning-it-could-make...

 |  HFU certificate for local school pupils

Can school pupils go to university lectures? Yes, that's possible, through a special series of lectures organized for schools by the Electrical Engineering programme at Furtwangen University (HFU). Experts from HFU and industry give lectures every week on current topics related to their research and work, giving a good insight into their working world. Topics range from development methods in the ...

 |  First summer school for students from Shanghai

During the Summer School, which will take place from 16 to 30 July, 2017, 19 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) students from the HFU partner university USST (University of Shanghai for Technology) will be carrying out project work with HFU International Engineering students, attending seminars and taking part in various freetime activities. The Chinese students will be accompani...

 |  Computer Science for school kids at HFU

For school pupils who are interested in computer science, Furtwangen University has just the thing: a new university Computer Science course for school kids. The course at the Faculty of Computer Science on the Furtwangen Campus takes place every Thursday afternoon starting in October 2017. It is open to pupils who are in the final two years of "Gymnasium" or are currently attending &quo...

 |  Master's in Interdisciplinary Health Promotion

Furtwangen University is offering a new option for all those who already have an undergraduate degree or training in the area of health promotion, prevention or rehabilitation who want to obtain a further qualification part-time. The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Promotion will be offered in cooperation with the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg from winter semester 2017/18. Wh...

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