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Architecture, Department

Studiengang Architektur at the HCU Hamburg

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Basic information

Total number of students 630 *
Number of master degree students 200

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 51.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 44.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/10 points
International orientation, master's 4/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Professional qualification for architects

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 3.0
Courses offered 3.1
Study organisation 2.6
Exams 3.1
Excursions 2.7
Scientific-artistical orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.8
Rooms 2.7
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 3.0
Workstations 4.0
Overall study situation 3.2

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Architecture at the HCU has broad interdisciplinary links with the degree programmes Urban Planning, Metropolitan Culture, Civil Engineering, REAP, Urban Design and Geomatics as well as external cooperation partners. This promotes the transfer of knowledge and practical relevance, it provides the space to work on socially relevant and higher-level issues, and it promotes strategic thinking, reasoning and action. The HCU strives to provide intensive support in small student groups with a high degree of professorial supervision.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Opportunity to study at one of the 70 partner universities in more than 20 countries for 3-12 months, support of incoming+outgoing students by the department for international matters (individual advice, placements and support). Regular summer schools in cooperation with international universities (Nantes, Gdansk). Prof. responsible for interfaces organises joint, internat. courses (e.g.: Transatlantic and interdisciplinary cooperation project IIT Chicago+HCU "urban waters: CHICAGO-HAMBURG" between lecturers, students and cooperation partners of both big cities on the water)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Arkitektskolen i Aarhus; Technische Universität Wien; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stióckholm; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia; Istanbul Technical University
  • Equipment of the work places
    The faculty has numerous workplaces. In the main building, the architecture degree course has 100 workplaces. Computer workstations are also available. A further 150 workplaces for projects, accessible 24/7, are located in the studio in the Veddel distric
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The HCU is conceived as a profile university with a focus on metropolitan development and building culture. In addition to discipline-specific research questions, topics are also dealt with from an inter- and transdisciplinary viewpoint. Insights are gain
  • Other special features
    The HCU occupies a prominent location in the HafenCity district of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The public sees it as a source of cultural inspiration for urban design issues. The institution hosts numerous events and exhibitions for the general public. The professors are involved in public debates and serve as building law consultants.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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