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Applied Natural Sciences, Department

Fakultät Life Sciences at the HS Albs.-Sig./Sigmaringen

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 14.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 74.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 89.6 %
Share of professors with work experience no data


Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 2


Chemical Engineering

Interdisciplinary programmes

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching of content with high practical relevance; link between theory and practice; Very research-oriented teaching in the Master's degree course; Interdisciplinary collaboration between the degree courses; Intensive contacts with the relevant industry and companies, e.g. guest lecturers, company tours, student final theses and project work; Close contact to alumni; Individual support for students, e.g. Start2Research research support programme for students and many supervision options in the principles of the natural sciences and engineering; very good staff-student ratio;
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Foreign language courses via Studium Generale; Course guidance and informational events through the International Academic Office; Degree course-specific foreign student advisers for individual subject-specific study and work placement guidance; Cooperation with numerous internationally active companies as well as laboratories/institutes; Consideration of international, English-speaking regulations and guidelines as part of the courses; Selected foreign-language or bilingual courses, English-language elements in each module; Lecturers with relevant international experience
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finnland; Szechenyi Istvan University, Ungarn; Swiss-German University, Indonesien; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexiko; Korea University, Südkorea; Napier University, Schottland; Abertay University, Schottland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    All lecture halls are fitted with excellent media technology equipment; Modern, contemporary laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, including pharmaceutical clean rooms class C and D, large kitchen/sensor area, state-of-the-art laboratory automation systems, S1/S2 laboratories with molecular biological equipment (e.g. real-time PCR, flow cytometer), stem cell laboratory, fluorescence microscopy, instrumental analysis, microbiology, cleaning technology, instrument technology, control engineering, brewing plant; Many fee-based special databases are available (e.g. DIN standards, FSTA, GMP-Berater)
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Key research area health, nutrition, biomedicine with cooperative doctoral college InViTe with the University of Konstanz, cooperative doctorates with other universities; Key content areas: In vitro test systems (DNA repair, ageing, skin, stem cell and 3D tumour models, mitochondrial function, neurotoxicity), diagnostics and biomarkers (premature and newborn, CHO cell proteomics), allergen analysis, laboratory automation, counterfeit-proof drugs, drug release, sustainable food production, equipment technology, healthy nutrition / nudging, cleaning and hygiene, microbiology
  • Other special features
    Personal atmosphere between students and teaching staff; Career centre with a broad range of services to meet requirements; Numerous excursions, company tours, trade fair visits; Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen certified as a family-friendly university Beautiful campus close to nature with short distances, view of the castle and relaxation loungers; Good housing situation
  • Further information on research activities
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(BT)= Biotechnology (CE)= Chemical Engineering (IntDiscip)= Interdisciplinary programmes (IntDiscip)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified;
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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