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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät Informatik at the HS Furtwangen

  • Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
  • 78120 Furtwangen
  • Phone: +49 7723 920-0
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Basic information

Total number of students 600
Number of master degree students 61
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education none

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 3.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 90.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 15.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 19.0
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.4
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.4 *
Exams 1.5
Job market preparation 1.5
Support during practical semester 1.3
Support for stays abroad 1.5
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.3
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Exams no survey
Transition to Master's studies no survey
Job market preparation no survey
Support for stays abroad no survey
Rooms no survey
Library no survey
IT-infrastructure no survey
Overall study situation no survey

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    High-profile teaching staff, up-to-date learning content, high practical relevance, modern laboratories with excellent facilities, students are supported in small groups; All degree courses are integrated into innovative research and development groups, e.g. smart home, cloud computing, IT security and software engineering
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Faculty has its own representative for international affairs; Exchange places at more than 100 partner universities, assistance with the application and planning of a semester abroad, information on the preparation and follow-up of the stay abroad; Stays abroad for members of higher education institutions in Europe are possible for continuing education and training under the ERASMUS+ programme
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Leicester, De Montfort University (UK); Paisley: University of the West of Scotland (UK); Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University (UK); Queen's University, Kingston (CAN); Flint, Kettering University (USA); University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (CAN); Perth, Edith Cowan University (AUS); National University of Singapore (SG); KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KOR); University Of Macau (CHN)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Several laboratories: Smart home, IoT (Internet of Things), software engineering, embedded systems, IT security, product management (4P lab); IT infrastructure: High-performance cluster for computationally intensive tasks, various servers for virtualization; Several nao- and pepper robots; 3D printers and 3D scanners; Various mobile devices (e.g. AR/VR glasses, smart devices, octocopters); Full-text access to various renowned online libraries (e.g. IEEE, ACM, Safari, Springer)
  • Support for founders
    The university has established a central innovation and start-up centre to help university graduates with setting up a business.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central advisory services for the university (Psychotherapeutic Counselling); Central advisory service for people with physical impairments
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Faculty gender officer; Central officer for equal opportunity/equality; International Center for international students
  • Other special features
    Top rankings (according to current ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche magazine, the faculty belongs to the top 10 of computer science faculties nationwide), scientific conference for the promotion of the cooperation of regional industrial partners and universities (conference for software technologies and processes (STeP));
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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