5 March, 1850
Foundation of Archduke of Baden's Clockmaker School in Furtwangen

1852
Foundation of the "German Clock Museum“ - still a department of the HFU to this day

1863
Closure of Clockmaker School but vocational school remains

1877
Re-establishment of the Clockmakers' School and establishment of Wood-carving School 

1891
Completion of new building and introduction of new three-year educational model

1925
Foundation of Baden Clockmaker School, a state technical college for clock and watchmaking, precision engineering and electrical engineering

1926
Introduction of Radio Technology programme

1947
Foundation of State Engineering School in Furtwangen
Introduction of first Engineering degree programmes

1958
Erection of first new building - A building, south
Graduation of first engineers

1959
Introduction of Equipment and Automation Technology programme

1962
Erection of A building, north

1963
Establishment of first computer centre with large electronic computer (IBM 1620)
Introduction of Electronic and Control Technology programme

1969
Introduction of Bioresonance programme

1971
Foundation of Furtwangen Technical University
Introduction of General Computer Sciences /Business Information Systems programme

1972
Erection of new extension with large lecture theater (B building with auditorium)

1975
Introduction of Business Information Systems programme

1982
Introduction of Product Engineering programme

1984
Establishment of first laboratory for the manufacture of integrated circuits

1985
Completion of new building extension (C building)
Introduction of Equipment and automation technology programme

1987
Introduction of Microelectronics as course specialisation

1988
Inaugeration of Schwenningen campus
Introduction of Materials and Surface Technology programme

1990
Introduction of Computer Science in Media and Process Technology programmes

1991
Introduction of Mechanical Engineering /Automation Technology and Microsystems Technology programmes
Introduction of Artificial Intelligence as course specialisation

1995
Introduction of International Business Management and Medical Engineering programmes
Introduction of Documentation and Design as course specialisation

1996
Introduction of Communication Engineering programme

1997
Change of name to University of Technology and Business

1998
Completion of technical centre for Faculty of Environmental and Process Technology on Schwenningen campus

1999
Introduction of International Business Management programme

2000
Introduction of Microsystems Engineering, BiomedicalEngineering, Documentation & Design, Marketing and Sales, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Biotechnology programmes

2001
Introduction of Business Consulting, Online Media, Computer Science in Media and Sales & Service Engineering programmes

2002
Introduction of Business Networking programme - first degree programme in Germany specifically for women

2003
Introduction of Executive Master of International Business Management programme

2004
Introduction of Applications Achitecture programme

2005
Change of name and logo to Furtwangen University (HFU)
Introduction of Advanced Computer Science, Computer
Networking, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
and Bio and Process Engineering programmes

2007
Introduction of Security and Safety Engineering programme

2008
Certification as family-friendly university
Introduction of Information and Communication Systems programme

2009
Inaugeration of third HFU campus in Tuttlingen
Introduction of Industrial MedTec, Industrial Systems Design and Industrial Manufacturing programmes

2010
Matriculation of over 4000 students for the first time
Introduction of Molecular and Technical Medicine and Service Management programmes

2011
Opening of new HFU Business School and library building in Schwenningen
Erection of Neckar Tower in Schwenningen - HFU moves into top five floors of tower
Introduction of Applied Health Sciences and Virtual Engineering programmes

2012
Introduction of International Management (M.Sc.) programme

2013
Introduction of Security & Safety Engineering (M.Sc.), Computer Science in Media (M.Sc.), Interactive Media Design (M.A.), Technical Physician (M.Sc.) and Medical Diagnostic Technologies (M.Sc.) programmes 25 years Schwenningen Campus anniversary

2014
Introduction of Mobile Systems (M.Sc.), Mechatronic Systems (M.Sc.), Advanced Precision Engineering (M.Sc.), Micromedicine (M.Sc.) and Sustainable Bioprocess Technology (M.Sc.) programmes, and consecutive Master's programme in Software Engineering (M.Sc.)

2015
Introduction of Electrical Engineering (B.Sc.) programme and Technical Orientation Prep Course in Tuttlingen
25 years Faculty of Digital Media anniversary

2016
Introduction of Business Administration and Engineering - Product Innovation (M.Sc.), Physiotherapy (B.Sc.) and Applied Materials Sciences (M.Sc.) programmes

2017
Introduction of Business Management and Psychology (B.Sc.), Engineering Psychology (B.Sc.), MusicDesign (M.A.) and Interdisciplinary Health Promotion (M.Sc.) programmes