The program addresses contemporary international issues by means of classroom seminars and lectures as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional training courses, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of international relations & economics, business, communication, politics, human rights, culture, peace building, multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution and development.

This exceptional learning environment creates original research and independent study opportunities. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a firm basis for future academic and professional career choices, preparing them for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector.

The university

Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of Germany's leading universities and recognised for its excellence in the following areas:

  • High quality and innovation in teaching
  • Strong practical focus through collaboration with industry
  • International focus
  • Applied research
  • Continuing education and lifelong learning
  • Cooperation and motivation
  • Social responsibility and safeguarding of the future

Furtwangen University's core focus is on science-based, practical education and training. Traditional boundaries between subject fields are removed in interdisciplinary projects. HFU is a leader in the specialist areas of engineering, computer science, information systems and management, engineering management, media, international business and health. The range of courses and programs is constantly being improved to take account of innovative developments.

Our aim is to offer forward-looking degree programs to talented young people, awarding top-quality, accredited degrees which open up exceptional career opportunities. At the same time, we support the journey our students make towards becoming responsible and competent individuals with the ability to identify and solve problems independently. Additionally, through application-oriented research and academic professional development, our university supports the next generation of scientists contributing to innovation and improved skills in business and society.