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Business Computing, Department
Fakultät Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik
- Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20
- 97074 Würzburg
- Phone: +49 931 3511-310
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Special features regarding teachingIn one of the most modern university campus buildings in Bavaria, practical teaching content is taught with the aid of award-winning (self-developed) media technology. Small groups for hard and soft skills as well as innovative teaching methods (e.g. coding nights, developer competitions, simulation games, etc.) promote interaction and motivation between students and with respect to the lecturers. Project and study rooms and a separate reference library allow group learning and information research.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe department is committed to providing its students with courses to help with the acquisition of international and cross-cultural skills and to prepare them better for their subsequent careers in Germany and abroad. Examples include events/courses in English and ones dealing with international topics, International Teaching Week with 5-6 English-taught electives, excursions to partner universities in India and China (embedded in courses), individual advice on trips abroad and mobility windows for incoming students.
Common partner universities for exchangeUmeå Universitet, Sweden; Sheffield Hallam University, Great Britain; Unicorn College, Prague, Czech Republic; Christ University, Bangalore, India; Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Special features regarding the equipmentThrough inter-disciplinary and multi-institution collaboration, state-of-the-art teaching materials (e.g. models, robots, 3D printers, different prototypes, etc.) are available in teaching and research laboratories. These are maintained and constantly optimised by qualified laboratory assistants. There are 4 PC pools with a total of 115 terminals. Lecture halls are equipped, for example, with media desks controlled centrally via a touch panel, projectors in full HD, wireless presentation technology, equipment for recording and streaming of lectures. IEEE and ACM with full text publications.
Special features regarding research and developmentThe Faculty's own Institute for Design and Information Systems combines the research skills. Members of the teaching staff are nationally and internationally renowned (e.g. long-standing member of the Executive Board at DSAG, patent holder in the field of In-House Navigation, publisher of a leading online marketing journal etc.). In the last few years, students have won the Google Challenge several times and SAP competitions (including a presentation in Las Vegas), different final theses and project work also regularly win awards.
Website with further information on research activitiesidis.fhws.de/
Support for foundersThe department’s start-up mentors (two professors) are integrated into the regional competence network gründen@würzburg, which includes the City of Würzburg, the Innovation and Start-Up Centre, the Technology and Start-Up Centre, the university, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as investment-ready companies. Regular events include entrepreneurs’ informal gatherings, a social media business lounge or the Startup City as part of the Mobile Media Day. The elective “IT Start-Ups” and the specialisation “Management of Digital Innovation” complete the range of courses.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThere are various advisory services and contacts for students with disabilities or chronic illness all over the university. The department’s buildings provide barrier-free access to lecture halls, administrative areas, library and laboratories. Wheelchair-accessible lifts and handicapped toilets are in place. There are basic facilities available for the visually impaired, such as lifts with announcements and texts in Braille, powerful projectors. Almost all of the teachers provide lecture notes electronically via Moodle.
Characteristics of diversity advancementAcross the university and also at the department, there are various efforts being undertaken to increase the share of international students and staff members (for details, refer to Internationalisation). For example, students and staff with children are offered a mobile playroom (KidsBox), bring-your-kid-to-school days on school holidays and a nursing room. The department is involved in women’s advancement programmes, such as “Women in Lecture Halls” or MINT mentor programmes. The women’s representative of the Faculty is part of all appointment procedures and hirings.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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