2019 / 20
Business Computing, Department
- Robert Gerwig-Platz 1
- 78120 Furtwangen
- Phone: +49 7723 920-1880
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Special features regarding teachingMentoring programme in which students are assigned an industry mentor, who coaches them and acts as a contact person during the course; Excellence model in which the five best students in the third and fourth semesters are introduced to the topics of Academic Work (with the objective of gaining a PhD degree) and Entrepreneurship (with the aim of starting up a company; "Expand your Knowledge, Extend your Network" lecture series to intensify the links between teaching and practice even during the academic studies.
Special features regarding the international orientationGraduates with international experience are much in demand in a globalised world. This is why the Business Informatics department has a clear, international focus. One particularly attractive option involves taking an academic semester abroad. This is intended for the 6th semester, with recognition of subject credits having been simplified. The practical semester and the thesis can be completed abroad as well. In this case, the same rules apply to the practical and/or thesis semesters as back home. According to a survey among graduates, the experience gained during the semester abroad has been rated consistently as very positive.
Common partner universities for exchangeMurdoch University Perth, Australia; Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand; Southern Illinois University, USA; Southeastern Louisiana University, USA; German University of Cairo, Egypt; Capital University of Economics and Business Bejing, China; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea; Hanoi FPT University, Vietnam; Linnéuniversitetet, Sweden; Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Special features regarding the equipmentModern, high-quality laboratory equipment; notebook clinic for immediate help with any technical problems; various laboratories for intensifying the links between theory and practice; SAP laboratory with the University's own SAP systems (Core, BI); usability lab; Logistics laboratory; eShop Design lab; Client-server lab; Database lab.
Special features regarding research and developmentThe faculty is an initiator of a cooperation programme with the University of Plymouth for the attainment of a PhD degree for academically interested and talented students. It supports students in the cooperative doctoral programme. 3 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.hs-furtwangen.de/studierende/fakultaeten/wirtschaftsinformatik/forschung.html
Support for foundersIn the eBusiness programme, students develop e-business ideas already in the first semester and create business plans. These ideas can then be pursued and developed further in higher semesters in various lectures. In the ideal case, this may result in a start-up, e.g. in cooperation with the HFU business incubator.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThrough the programme for women in eBusiness aims to attract young women to the STEM subject Business Informatics, we were able to increase the percentage of women at the department to over 50%. For a school of business informatics, this represents an unusually high proportion of women, which is well above the national average in this STEM subject, around 30%. What is more, a relatively large number of students with a migration background are enrolled in our Bachelor’s courses, who are supported through a mentor programme right from the beginning.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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