China Institute

HFU Business School has been in existance since 2004 making its expert knowledge of the Chinese economy and international business relations available to the general public. This is based on an extensive network of well-known partner universities and companies active in China has grown up over the years which is actively fostered and constantly expanded.

The China Institute is a global business systems service provider, offering a research and development platform specifically focused on China. 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. We supply application-oriented academic services in the areas of economics, management, international business and law.

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)

Technology Banking

This field of research deals with IT innovations in the banking and finance sectors. Research will be looking at how new technologies, particularly internet and mobile competitor and business models from the non-banking sector, affect the banking and finance sectors.


Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack
HFU Business School
Vice-Dean (on sabbatical SS2017)
Tel: 00 49 (0)7720 307 4761
Schwenningen Campus, Room F 2.15
Email: hack(at)
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Cerquera
HFU Business School
Dean of Studies IBM
Tel: 00 49 (0)7720 307-4657
Schwenningen Campus, Room F 2.15
Email: ced(at)

Prof. Dr. Marc Peter Radke
HFU Business School
Dean of Studies MBA International Economics
Tel: 00 49 (0)7720 307-4760
Campus Schwenningen, Room F 2.16
Email: rmp(at)