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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät Soziale Arbeit at the HAW Landshut

  • Am Lurzenhof 1
  • 84036 Landshut
  • Phone: +49 871 506-441
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 770 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 11.5 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 21.1 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 10
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 32.4 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 10/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 62.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 59.1 %
Share of professors with work experience 66.7 %


Third party funds per professor 5.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 1.8
Job market preparation 2.0
Support during practical semester 1.8
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 1.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Students are prepared for work in a variety of fields within Social Work. The theoretical, organisational and methodological knowledge that is taught is systematically converted into specialist practical knowledge during the course of study. This also includes the acquisition of necessary legal, administrative and fiscal specialist knowledge.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Student mobility is expressly encouraged by the faculty of Social Work of the University of Landshut by way of semesters abroad (work placement or academic semester). Regular teacher and student exchange with cooperating European universities and study trips to various countries are part of the programme to allow for familiarisation with social work at the international level. The Faculty of Social Work has been a member of the European network “European Research Institute in Social Work” since 2011.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Trnava University, Slowakei; University of Eastern Finland, Finnland; University of Ostrava, Tschechische Republik; Università degli Studi di Salerno,Italien; Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Schweiz; Südböhmische Universität Budweis, Tschechische Republik.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has modern teaching facilities as well as a separate study room for students. The library is open 24 hours a day. The following subject-specific databases are available to students: Beltz Juventa eBooks, Beltz Juventa eJournals, Springer Link books and journals.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The faculty teaching staff have strong networks in academia and practice in their respective fields of specialism and are regularly asked to provide consulting and advisory services to social institutions, associations, churches, foundations, ministries and unions. As part of the key research area “Social Change and Cohesion Research”, several larger-scale research projects are being conducted that currently involve six academic staff members.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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