|  Kitchen Sponge – Germ Breeding Ground

The first comprehensive study of contamination in used kitchen sponges worldwide has just been published. The high concentration of bacteria found in these cleaning materials is partially cause for concern. Washing the sponge in hot water or putting it in the microwave is not a long-term solution say the researchers. In Germany there are around 40 million private households. “If each has one or t...

 |  HFU team in Black Forest Bike Marathon

Once again Furtwangen University will take part in the team event of the Black Forest Bike Marathon which takes place on 10 September 2017 starting in Furtwangen. It doesn't matter if you are a competitive rider or just ride for fun in your free time, all HFU teachers, students and staff from all the university locations are invited to take part. Whether you ride the 42 km, 60 km, 90 km or 120 km ...

 |  HFU professor to swim Tennessee River

After breaking the world record for speed swimming the Rhine River from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea in 2014, Dr. Andreas Fath, Professor of Medical and Life Sciences at Furtwangen University in Germany, is preparing for another endurance challenge on the Tennessee River. Dubbed TenneSwim, Fath’s second “swim for science” will see him swim the entire waterway from late July through August. Fa...

 |  HFU Mobility Congress

"Mobility at rural universities" - this model project was the topic of the Mobility Congress which took place on Friday, 30 June 2017 in the auditorium of the HFU Furtwangen Campus. The aim of the congress was to provide an update on the "Model project for the development of sustainable mobility solutions for students and staff of universities in rural areas" research project...

 |  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...

 |  Successful year for FiPS internship programme

"It's the most successful year since we started our programme," said Furtwangen University (HFU) Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kukral quite proudly at the annual FiPS get-together on the Schwenningen Campus. FiPS stands for the "Furtwangen Internship Placement Service", which coordinates student internship semester places for students from selected partner universities. The FiPS success st...

 |  HFU excels in ZEIT University League Tables

In the latest ZEIT University Performance Tables issued on 9 May, 2017, Furtwangen University has once again been awarded excellent grades. All three HFU faculties evaluated in the current rankings - the HFU Business School, the Faculty of Business Information Systems and the Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering - cemented their position in the elite group in the German-speaking regi...

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