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Furtwangen University

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Furtwangen University (HFU, or Hochschule Furtwangen) is a public University of Applied Sciences based in Baden-Wuerttemberg in South Germany. Located across three main campuses, all within the Black Forest, students are based in either Furtwangen, Tuttlingen, or Villingen-Schwenningen.

The university specializes in offering bachelor's and master's courses in computing, engineering, health sciences, technology, and business. HFU is committed to excellence in teaching and research and in preparing students for work with employment-oriented education.

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Founded as a clock-making school in 1850, HFU became a state engineering school in the mid-20th century before becoming a University of Applied Sciences in 1971. There are now 5,800 students at the university, studying across three campuses and nine faculties.


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Today the university offers a wide range of engineering, computing, science, health, and business degrees. Furtwangen University also offers a number of courses that are taught in English including the International Business Management bachelor’s degree and a number of master's courses in engineering and business. All English-taught courses at HFU have a specifically international focus. Uniquely, the university also offers a women-only E-business degree course as well as a number of lectures in French. HFU’s commitment to internationalism means there’s a strong intercultural exchange and a higher than average number of both international and exchange students at the university. The institution proudly celebrates its heritage and is still home to the German Clock Museum.

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Explore HFU study programs:

Bachelor of Science:

  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Business Administration and Engineering - Industrial Solutions Management
  • Business Administration and Engineering - Marketing and Sales
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science in Media
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Psychology
  • IT Product Management
  • Information Communication Systems
  • International Business Information Systems
  • International Engineering
  • Materials Technology and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics and Digital Production
  • Medical Engineering - Technologies and Development Processes
  • Medical Engineering – Clinical Technologies
  • Midwifery Science
  • Molecular and Technical Medicine
  • Online Media
  • Physiotherapy
  • Security & Safety Engineering

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Business Management and Psychology
  • International Business
  • International Business Management
  • Media Design

Bachelor of Engineering:

  • Business Administration and Engineering - Product Engineering
  • Business Administration and Engineering – Engineering Management

Master of Science:

  • Advanced Precision Engineering
  • Applied Health Promotion
  • Applied Materials Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Engineering - Product Innovation
  • Business Application Architectures
  • Business Consulting
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science in Media
  • Human Factors
  • Interdisciplinary Health Promotion
  • International Management
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Micromedical Engineering
  • Mobile Systems
  • Precision Manufacturing and Management
  • Precision Medicine Diagnostics
  • Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering
  • Smart Systems
  • Sustainable Bioprocess Technology
  • Technical Physician

Master of Arts:

  • Interactive Media Design
  • International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy
  • International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy


  • Business Administration and Engineering - Sales & Service Engineering
  • Executive Master of International Business Management
  • MBA in International Business Management
  • Medical Devices & Healthcare Management

Discontinued programs:

  • Bio and Process Engineering B.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering - Service Management B.Sc.
  • Business Networking eBusiness B.Sc.
  • Medical Engineering B.Sc.
  • MusicDesign M.A.

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