2019 / 20
Business Computing, Department
Fakultät Technik und Informatik
- Berliner Tor 7 (Haus B)
- 20099 Hamburg
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Special features regarding teachingA relatively high percentage of practical components that deal with current subject-specific topics allows for an optimal preparation for future careers. Practical work is often done in team-based small groups within a project setting. The programme is offered jointly by the departments of Computer Science and Business, with topics specific to the fields being taught by experts. A larger number and wide range of compulsory electives allows for individual study design.
Special features regarding the international orientationSome courses are offered in English and are also open to international visiting students. The HAW Hamburg allows for semesters at cooperating universities in Europe and abroad and supports students in the planning of practical semesters abroad. There are extensive personal advisory services in this regard. Some courses involve direct cooperation with international universities, e.g. on the subject of entrepreneurship (Napier, UK) or architecture (Stockholm, SE).
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversitá Ca´ Foscari Venezia, Italy; Universite de Lorraine, France; Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal; Information Systems Management Institute, Latvia; Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Virginia Tech, USA; California State University, USA; University of Sidney, Australia; Shanghai Institute of Technology, China
Special features regarding the equipmentAll the equipment is state of the art. Students have access to a SAP system, for example. Various specific laboratories/installations provide realistic working conditions, like the ones encountered in real life. Thus, the Business Innovation Lab realises IT-based production and logistics processes. At the HAW laboratory for application integration, students work with software system landscapes that interconnect numerous corporate software systems.
Special features regarding research and developmentEven Bachelor’s students come into regular contact with various research projects. The Creative Space at the Department of Computer Science provides space for independent experiments and discourse with other researchers and scholars. Business Informatics projects involve cooperation with companies. Many research projects are interdisciplinary in nature, e.g. on renewable energy sources in cooperation with the university-wide Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Competence Centre.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.haw-hamburg.de/ti-i/forschung.html
Support for foundersThe university’s incubator centre offers prospective entrepreneurs comprehensive qualifications in specific workshops, individual advice and premises for the pre-seed phase. In as separate compulsory elective on entrepreneurship, students learn to develop their own business ideas. This is supplemented by a lecture series that is organised in close interaction between practitioners and professors.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThe university provides extensive advisory services for students with disabilities. Barrier-free, accessible teaching is promoted. For example, sign language interpreters and barrier-free access to course information are available. Students with mental illness are further provided with assistance through a peer-to-peer team, where students share experiences with and support other students.
Characteristics of diversity advancementPeople with different nationalities and different cultural and social backgrounds study together at the HAW. Diversity is practised here and is actively encouraged and promoted by a range of services, such as mentoring, a special programme for refugees as well as numerous advisory, information and support programmes.
Other special featuresOur teaching is based on the concept of skills orientation. As such, students acquire skills that they will need in their future jobs. Professors reflect a balanced age structure, which combines experience with perspectives for latest technology and concepts. The programme is well integrated into the IT industry of Hamburg. Proximity to other departments allows for work in interdisciplinary projects, such as the HAWKS Racing Team, where students design racing cars that then enter international competitions.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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