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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät Informatik at the HAW Hof

  • Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
  • 95028 Hof
  • Phone: +49 9281 409-3000
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Basic information

Total number of students 400
Number of master degree students 30
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 78.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 8/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 64.9
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.1
Job market preparation 2.5
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Workstations 2.4
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Comprehensive software engineering education, several (also interdisciplinary) projects in the course of studies, practical block at the end of the studies (students can gain valuable practical experience in companies with the best training), promotion of career entry through bachelor theses in cooperation with companies, excellent supervision ratio of professor-students, IT trends firmly anchored in the curriculum (AI, IT security, cloud computing), integration of German and international courses of study, organisation of hackathons.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Penn State University, Abington, USA; Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow, Irland; Soongsil University, Seoul, Südkorea; Ural Federal University, Jekaterinburg, Russland; University of Applied Sciences Ghent, Gent, Belgien; University of Skövde, Skövde, Schweden; Epitech, Paris, Frankreich; University of Applied Sciences Turku, Turku, Finnland; Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Joensuu, Finnland; Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Indien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern, diverse labs (AI, design, multimedia, virtual systems) at the cutting edge of technology, 24-hour opening of the university (including library and labs), access to catalogues from O'Reilly and selected eBook packages from SpringerLink and Hanser, Numerous newspapers (e.g. Süddeutsche) and magazines (c't - Magazin für Computertechnik) digitally and in print, online courses via LinkedIn Learning.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The university's own research centre (iisys) enables students to get involved in exciting research projects on topics such as autonomous driving, IoT or the optimisation of public transport at an early stage of their studies, optimum knowledge transfer from research to teaching (examples from research are incorporated into courses), student initiative HofSpannung Motorsport e.V. as the Formula Student Team of Hof University of Applied Sciences.
  • Support for founders
    Einstein1: our digital start-up centre on the campus of Hof University of Applied Sciences, advice for our students from our own Career Service, Startup Challenge, Start-up Brunch, Kickstart programmes, workshops and seminars on various start-up topics.
  • Other special features
    We are a young university with a modern campus and laboratories with the latest technology, conveniently located on three motorways. Due to the excellent student-professor ratio, we guarantee an optimal education in the most relevant areas of computer science. With our own research and start-up centre, you can both participate in exciting projects and implement your ideas directly in your own start-up. The cooperation with local companies enables a high practical relevance of the studies and best chances to start a career later on.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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