Furtwangen University

Furtwangen, Germany
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. The outstanding quality of its degree programmes, closely combining theory and practice, its wide-ranging research activities and its distinctly global outlook with over 150 partners around the world, make HFU the ideal stepping stone in a successful career. The degree programmes offered cater for the demands of the modern workplace and include, besides more traditional courses, a range of unique courses which are customised to the needs of a changing society. The warm atmosphere of the campuses and close personal contact with teaching and administrative staff are conducive to study, while the wonderful natural surroundings of the area offer many opportunities for relaxation. The first-class infrastructure and central location i



  • 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.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)


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.

Other Degrees