Furtwangen University (Campus Villingen-Schwenningen)

Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany Furtwangen University
Furtwangen University is a small university located in the beautiful Black Forest region of southern Germany. We have a long history of offering innovative education and inspiring research opportunities to meet the needs of modern society. Being small enables us to focus on teaching quality and the needs of our students. Close relationships with administrative and teaching staff, a dynamic international atmosphere and high-tech facilities, all ensure ideal study conditions in a safe and supportive environment.



  • 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
  • 1891 - Completion of new building and introduction of new three-year educational model


Applied research is an important part of the profile of universities today. Besides commissioned research and development for companies, research projects also are funded by the European Union or from German national and state budgets. Many projects evolve as collaborative research in an interdisciplinary environment with other research partners.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)


Library services

The Information and Media Centre at Furtwangen University comprises the Libraries, Computer Services, Learning Services and Online Services.The Information and Media Centre aims to better coordinate and integrate these key facilities to enhance the transparency and quality of the services and increase customer satisfaction.

ICT services

Upon enrolment, all students are authorised to access systems and services including the following:

  • Log-in access to all computers in the computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Personal webpage and user space (disk space)
  • Personal email address (usually firstname.surname@hs-furtwangen.de), especially for correspondence with all university facilities
  • The use of licensed software

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. We also offer outstanding support services and facilities, including ultra-modern laboratories, a high-tech IT infrastructure and one of the best libraries in Germany. This all adds up to a great learning experience with first-rate job prospects.


  • ACQUIN accredited

Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany