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Furtwangen University

Over its more than 160 year history, from its roots in the State Clockmaker School in the Black Forest, to the well-respected, internationally-oriented educational institution of today, Furtwangen University has always placed a high value on both practical applications and innovation.



  • 5 March, 1850 Foundation of Archduke of Baden's Clockmaker School in Furtwangen
  • 1852 Foundation of the "German Clock Museum“ - still a department of the HFU to this day
  • 1863 Closure of Clockmaker School but vocational school remains
  • 1877 Re-establishment of the Clockmakers' School and establishment of Wood-carving School


Business Administration And Engineering

  • Product Engineering (Bachelor)
  • Sales And Marketing (Bachelor)
  • Service Management (Bachelor)
  • Product Innovation (Master)
  • Sales & Service Engineering (Master)

Business Information Systems

  • Business Information Systems (Bachelor)
  • Business Networking (Ebusiness) (Bachelor)
  • Business Application Architectures (Master)
  • Business Consulting (Master)

Computer Science

  • Computer Science (Bachelor) (New)
  • It Product Management (Bachelor) (New)
  • Computer Science (Master)
  • Mobile Systems (Master)

Digital Media

  • Computer Science In Media (Bachelor)
  • Media Design (Bachelor)
  • Online Media (Bachelor)
  • Computer Science In Media (Master)
  • Interactive Media Design (Master).


  • Institute for the Promotion of Applied Health and Movement Medicine Research - IfAG
  • Institute for Cloud Computing and IT Security - IfCCITS
  • Institute for Human and Technology Interaction - IMTT
  • Institute for Microsystems Technology - iMST
  • Institute of Precision Medicine - IPM
  • Institute for Technical Medicine - ITeM
  • Institute for Precision Machining - KSF
  • Institute for Materials & Applications Technology Tuttlingen - IWAT.


Career Prospects First-rate Career Prospects Smart systems are used in various industrial sectors, including the automotive industry, automation, communication, microsystems engineering and the manufacture of everyday items. Our graduates are qualified for leading positions in various professional areas – such as innovative roles and research & development work [...] career and obtaining a doctorate.

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Student services

We offer confidential and neutral counselling on all personal study-related topics such as:

  • General questions about the degree programmes HFU offers
  • Decisions as to whether to go to university or not
  • Choice of university course
  • Study and Exam regulations
  • Changing degree programmes
  • Financing your study
  • Exam preparation and learning techniques
  • Suspension from programme
  • Studying with a disability or chronic illness
  • Helping you find the right people to speak to

Housing services

The International Center can organize a room for you upon request, either in student Halls of Residence or a private room. (Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available in the student Halls of Residence.

Library services

The Libraries Catalogue contains the actual physical content of the libraries. These media can generally be borrowed. It also contains the e-books which the libraries have licensed, for example the SPRINGER, HANSER and OLDENBOURG e-books.

Student Life

Campus life

With three campuses, ten faculties and 41 innovative and practical degree courses at both bachelor's and master's levels, Furtwangen University offers a wide variety of academic opportunities. Our students benefit from the excellent study conditions with small study groups and personal contact with professors.

Student clubs

"Supporting Education – Building our Future“ this is the motto under which friends, students, alumni and companies have joined forces to support the educational and research work of Furtwangen University:

  • supporting scientific work at Furtwangen University
  • supporting education and continuing education at the HFU in cooperation with the business world
  • supporting the exchange of ideas and experiences between the university, the business world and the public both in Germany and around the world
  • maintaining contacts between members, students, alumni and businesses and Furtwangen University (alumni support)


Accreditation of degree programmes (programme accreditation) is laid out by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and is a requirement in the State Higher Education Act for the official approval of a degree programme. In system accreditation, it is not simply individual degree programmes which are accreditated, but actually the quality control system of the whole university in the area of learning and teaching.

Student Reviews

Gnanasekar Jayaraj rated 5 out of 5 stars

The city is quite small but beautiful and since it is in the blackforest region, it is a piece of cake to explore and trek the beauty of the hills. the study was awesome and we all loved the winter there.

Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Germany

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