China Institute

HFU Business School has been making its expert knowledge of the Chinese economy and international business relations available to the general public through the China Institute since 2004. An extensive network of well-known partner universities and companies active in China has grown up over the years and is actively fostered and constantly expanded. The HFU Business School China Institute benefits from these contacts and the resulting expertise. 

The China Institute is a service provider of China-related application-oriented scientific services in the areas of economics, management, international business and law. Our mission is to shape globalisation with a focus on humanity and sustainability through the creation and transfer of knowledge as well as through the promotion of understanding, insight and cooperation.

Fields of Activities

Typical fields of activities are:

  • market profitability or risk analyses
  • international accounting
  • raising funds
  • management and control systems
  • remuneration systems
  • recruiting
  • staff development
  • staff retention
  • production control
  • organisational development
  • intercultural cooperation
  • change management
  • executive training
  • process optimisation
  • quality management
  • contract law
  • protection of proprietary technologies

Typical formats of cooperation are:

  • research
  • development
  • consulting work
  • project management and implementation
  • workshops and training courses

Professors, lecturers, advanced Business School students and their counterparts at cooperating Chinese universities contribute to these projects. We supplement our expertise through HFU and Chinese partner university experts from the fields of engineering science, environmental technologies, biotechnology and computer science. Thus we are able to offer both regional and international companies a highly competent and efficient service. We can support you in and advise you on all aspects of working with China and Chinese partners.



Li Fang-Heck
Tel: +49 7720 307 4308 (German or Chinese)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Mergard
Tel: +49 7720 307 4309 (German, English or Chinese)

Prof. Dr. Markus Hoch
Tel: +49 7720 307 4310 (German)

Furtwangen University
Schwenningen Campus
Jakob-Kienzle-Str. 17
D-78054 Villingen-Schwenningen
Tel: +49 7720 307 4300
Email: china-institut(at)