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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Sozialwesen at the HS Fulda

  • Leipziger Straße 123
  • 36037 Fulda
  • Phone: +49 661 9640-200
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,770 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 30.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 30.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 220
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 91.1 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not ranked, extra-occupational programmes only

International orientation

Outgoing students < 1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 34.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 74.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 40.0 %


Third party funds per professor < 3 T Euro

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.2
Job market preparation 2.4
Support during practical semester 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary orientation, practical relevance, small groups, strong research orientation, international context, gender and diversity, intersectionality, interdisciplinary networking, blended learning, family-work balance, intensive teaching coaching in online teaching area, intensive individual support for students, teaching research projects, methodological diversity, media education, regional context, variety of topics in social work (e.g., delinquency, violence, social inequality, family, mental illness), licensed teachers, doctorate centre of social work.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International Course in Social Work for international students from abroad who have already studied social work for 2 semesters: held entirely in English. Our Bachelor students can choose to study 15 ECTS. On the other hand, there are specific modules in the programmes that focus on social work within an international context and on cross-cultural skills. There are also cooperation agreements with 17 international universities. The department is also involved in the development of international research collaborations.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Frankreich; Masaryk University in Brno, Tschechien; University of West Attica, Griechenland; OsloMet (Oslo Metropolitan University), Norwegen; West University of Timisoara, Rümanien; Umea University, Schweden; Universidad de Huelva, Spanien; Universidad de La Laguna, Spanien; Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Diaconia University of Applied Sciences Helsinki, Finnland; Fachhochschule Burgenland, Pinkafeld, Österreich; University Associated with Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of EurAsEC, Sankt Petersburg, Russland; State University of New York, Cortland, USA; San Francisco State University, USA; University of Sunshine Coast, Australien; German-Jordanian University, Amman, Jordanien; Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Südkorea.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Mobile recording equipment for advisory sessions, Internet access in all rooms, two technical staff/administrators for teachers and students, video/audio recording devices/laptops and software for research projects, large computer room for students, all rooms with projectors and mobile computer equipment, whiteboards in all rooms, equipment for printing posters and binding of scientific papers, subject-specific databases via the university library, teaching material for teaching method diversity.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Regional and international references in research projects, bundling of research projects in the school's own Cesst research centre, trans- and interdisciplinary research, media attention of research projects, social sustainability as a key topic area, research on didactics in teaching, research involving simulation clients in consulting, scientific conferences, participation in research promotion of the state and federal governments.
  • Support for founders
    Business game simulation; social management with module content for business start-ups in the social field; dual degree programs; cooperation with the company foundation office of the university; cooperation with the business department on relevant topics.
  • Other special features
    Modern campus and premises; regional and international orientation; cooperation in the founding doctorate centre social work; strong focus on part-time, dual and blended learning aspects; international course in social work; interdisciplinary cooperation between the reference sciences Psychology, Sociology, Educational sciences and Law; four professorships in Psychology with a license to practice medicine.
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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