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Applied Natural Sciences, Department

Studiengang Biologie- und Umwelttechnik at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)

Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 50.0 %

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 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Share of professors with work experience no data


Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Interdisciplinary programmes

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary structure of all degree courses; efficient course sizes with 20 to max. 60 students; labs and practicals in small groups of 10 to 20 students; high proportion of practice-related project work from/in companies in very small groups (2-8 students); approx. 50% of teaching is done by specialists with practical experience; individual recognition of prior knowledge.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Selected courses and/or project work in English; option of semester abroad and/or work placement abroad; international interns are involved in ongoing research projects; international students with regular enrolment are welcomed in all degree courses; teaching staff regularly take part in international conferences/further training; organisation of the international summer academy on campus; participation in international research projects (I.S.L.E., REBEL, etc.).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estland; INSA Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Frankreich; ITT Dublin, Dublin, Irland; Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Litauen; BCIT, Vancouver, Kanada; Hanze UAS, Groningen, Niederlande; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalesund, Norwegen; Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Südkorea
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Laboratories for: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Cell Culture Technology, Fermentation Technology, Instrumental Analytics, Bioenergy from Renewable Raw Materials, Microscopy, Chromatography, Heat Engineering, Heating/Ventilation/Refrigeration Engineering, Photovoltaics (Indoor and Outdoor), Solar Thermal Energy (Indoor and Outdoor), Spectroscopy, Construction and Air Conditioning Engineering, Biomass.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The technical faculty in Wels is the largest and most research-intensive faculty at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences: An average of around 180 ongoing projects, approx. EUR 9 million of external R&D funding acquired per year, and approx. 140 permanent research assistants. Major projects include: Josef Ressel Centre for innovative multi-body dynamics, Josef Ressel Centre for thermographic non-destructive testing, K Centre for Feed and Food, Quality, Safety and Innovation, various Interreg projects jointly with research institutions from Bavaria, the Czech Republic and many more.
  • Other special features
    Campus is in city centre and close to the train station, due to the small size there is direct contact with professors and intensive project supervision; all degree courses have a high proportion of practical work, fixed practical and laboratory spaces, extensive range of tutorials in optional subjects (languages); opportunity to obtain external certificates in the fields of quality and environmental management (TÜV-Süd), value analysis (VDI), international welding engineer (IIW), blasting authorisation course, etc.; measures to support women entering the UAS.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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(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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