|  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...

 |  New Master's Cooperation with China

A delegation from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), one of the most prestigious universities in China, recently visited Furtwangen University (HFU). It is hoped to offer a new HFU Master's programme in China in the future. HFU President, Prof. Dr. Rolf Schofer and the Dean of the Faculty of Business Information Systems, Prof. Gabriele Hecker welcomed the delegation from Beijing in Furtwan...

 |  Prizewinning eyebrow shaping robot

Four Furtwangen University (HFU) students have taken 3rd prize in a nationwide microsystems competition with a robot-supported system to pluck eyebrows. They recently presented their project at the Electronica trade fair in Munich. The jury found the project extremely innovative and pointed out that nothing similar has yet been developed. The students have now qualified for the international "...

 |  Cooperation with 2 new universities in Cracow, Poland

It will soon be possible for Furtwangen University students to spend an exchange semester in Cracow, Poland. On a recent visit to Poland, an HFU delegation laid the foundations for cooperation with 2 Cracow universities, the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH stands for Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza) and the Jesuit University Ignatianum. Dr. Josef Kozak, an honorary HFU professor and also ...

 |  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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