Everything you need to know about getting started on your course
Welcome first semester students!
Below you'll find the programme for your first few days as a bachelor student at Furtwangen University.
The First Semester Welcome event will take place in the form of a video on Monday, 12 October 2020 at 10.00am. The video is for all bachelor's programmes on all our campuses. The video will be accessed from this page, so no further link is necessary.
On Monday, 12 October 2020, from 11.00am, students will split up into the various faculties.
Most events will take place online but some will take place in person. Simply click on the plus sign in the list below to find out what is planned for the programmes in your faculty. The list will be updated regularly.
By the way: you will find an Internal link opens in the same window:Introduction to our video-conferencing tool Alfaview (in German) at the bottom of this page.
For the following study programmes: Applied Health Sciences, Security and Safety Engineering, Applied Health Promotion, Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering.
- Applied Health Sciences (AGW): Alfaview GSG-13: https://rooms.hs-furtwangen.de/rooms/gsg13
- Security and Saftey Engineering (SSB): Alfaview GSG-04: https://rooms.hs-furtwangen.de/rooms/gsg04
The Physiotherapy programme starts on 5 October and students will be contacted directly.
Computer Science and IT Product Management programmes
The Faculty of Computer Science welcome event for both study programmes will take place online. Click on the links below for link to the online room and all further information on starting your programme:
Engineering Psychology, Mechatronics and Digital Production, Medical Engineering - Technologies and Development Processes and Materials Technology and Manufacturing programmes
All orientation events will take place online. Links for the individual events can be found below.
- Welcome and introduction to the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (Prof. Dr. Albrecht Swietlik, Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Technologies)
- Campus and life, general information about studying, the student union AStA, TUTicket etc. (Dr Katharina Buß)
Take part over "GoTo" with your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You're not yet familiar with GoToMeeting? Install the app now so you'll be ready for your first meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/147592853 (Meeting-ID: 147592853)
Alfaview is our central conferencing tool for online teaching.
Help with downloading and installing Alfaview can be found here: External link opens in a new window:https://howto.hs-furtwangen.de/hc/aview-10-010/
- Information from the deans of studies and the students: current situation and the organisation of course and semester (in individual online rooms)
- Medical Engineering – Technologies and Development Processes (Prof. Dr. Kurt Greinwald)
- Mechatronics and Digital Production and Study Plus Mechatronics and Digital Production (Prof. Dr. Stephan Messner)
- Materials Technology and Manufacturing and Study Plus Materials Technology and Manufacturing (Prof. Dr. Hadi Mozaffari-Jovein)
- Engineering Psychology (Prof. Dr. Verena Wagner-Hartl)
Digital campus tour of labs and library - Video: Format MP4, Duration: 8.43 minutes: https://media.hs-furtwangen.de/video/Hochschulcampus-Tuttlingen-Digitale-Campustour/dbc1102393badab730087a3cc07ed6e1
1.00pm: Event finishes
We will be happy to welcome you to Schwenningen on Monday 12 October 2020 = on campus lectures
- at 9.30am Welcome by Dean Prof. Dr. Gunter Ketterer, Room A 0.X
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering + Study Plus and International Engineering + Study Plus programmes
- at 2.00pm Welcome by Dean Prof. Dr. Gunter Ketterer, Room A 0.X
Medical Engineering - Clinical Technologies + Study Plus
The complete programme can be found in the invitation or click here for Download file:Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics and Medical Engineering - Clinical Technologies and click here for Download file:International Engineering.
The first semester Electrical Engineering (ELA) students will be welcomed online by Prof. Dr. Robert Hönl in Room MME-33. Link: https://rooms.hs-furtwangen.de/rooms/mme33
A face-to-face introduction will take place at a later time during a lecture. Details will be given on 12 October during the First Semester Welcome event.
The new Smart Systems (SMA) master's students will be welcomed by Prof. Dr. Robert Hönl in Room MME-29 in the lecture on 6 October 2020 at 2.15pm. Link: https://rooms.hs-furtwangen.de/rooms/mme29
ICS students will receive orientation information from Ms Rosing and the Dean of Studies Mr Batzies. As these studies will be going into their 3rd semester and therefore have regular lectures from 5 October on, they will not take part in the First Semester Welcome event.
Applied Biology, Molecular and Technical Medicine, Sustainable Bioprocess Technology, Precision Medicine Diagnostics and Technical Physician programmes
The Applied Biology and Molecular and Technical Medicine programmes will be welcomed to the Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences (MLS) on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 in Room A 0.08 (in person).
Molecular and Technical Medicine (MTZ)
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 7.45am in Room A 0.08:
- Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty MLS, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner
- Introduction by Dean of Studies, Prof. Dr. Meike Burger
- Introduction by the Student Council of the Faculty of MLS
- Campus tour
11.45am - The first face-to-face lectures will take place according to the External link opens in a new window:MTZ timetable.
Applied Biology (ANB)
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 9.45am in Room A 0.08:
- Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of MLS, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner
- Introduction by the Dean of Studies, Prof. Dr. Holger Conzelmann
- Introduction by the Student Council of the Faculty of MLS
- Campus tour
Face-to-face lectures will start according to the External link opens in a new window:ANB timetable on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.
The Sustainable Bioprocess Technology, Precision Medicine Diagnostics and Technical Physician programmes of the Faculty of MLS start on Monday 5 October 2020. The dates of individual lectures and welcome sessions in the timetable underExternal link opens in a new window: https://stundenplan.hs-furtwangen.de/splan/
International Business (Internationale Betriebswirtschaft), International Business Management and International Management programmes
Greeting by Dean of HFU Business School, online. L
By telephone: +49 721 9881 4161, passcode: 502-866-389
App GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/502866389
Following this, each study programme will receive an orientation seminar from their dean. Information to follow.
Orientation seminar for International Business (IBW), online. L (Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. Frank Kramer, Programme Assistant Natascha Steffens)
By telephone: +49 892 0194 301 , passcode: 191-330-661
App GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/191330661
Welcome Session for International Business Management (IBM), online. (Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. Daniel Cerquera, Programme Assistant Silke Mühlbach)
Business Information Systems (WIB) and Business Networking eBusiness (WNB)
Monday, 12 October 2020, 11.30am - 12.30pm, online - Alfaview Room WI-01:
Welcome Session by Prof. Dr. Guido Siestrup (Dean of the Faculty of Business Information Systems)
Business Information Systems (WIB)
Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 10.30am -12.30pm, online - Alfaview Room WI-01:
Welcome Session by Prof. Dr. Andreas Heß (Dean of Studies WIB)
Business Networking eBusiness (WNB)
Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 10.30am -12.30pm, on campus: I Building, Room I 2.14
Welcome Session by Prof. Dr. Stefan Noll (Vice-Dean of Studies WNB)
International Business Information Systems Bachelor (IBS)
Welcome Session by Prof. PhD. Pawel Rawe (Study Program Director), Susanne Mix: details were sent directly to the students
Business Applications Architectures (BAM)
Tuesday, 5 October 2020, 8.15 - 9.45am, online - Alfaview Room WI-06:
Welcome Session by Prof. Dr. Martin Knahl
Business Consulting (BCM):
Tuesday, 5 October 2020, 4.15 - 5.45, on campus: Building B, Room B1.14a (Aula)
Welcome Session by Prof. Dr. Holger Ziekow (Study Program Director), Sabina Tomas
If you have any questions, please contact our department secretary:
Dijana Greguric, Tel. 07723 920-2915, Email application is started:gdi(at)hs-furtwangen.de
Business administration and Engineering - Marketing and Sales, Product Engineering, Industrial Solutions Management, Product Innovation and Sales & Service Engineering programmes
Duration: c. 90 minutes
Can't find the programme you're looking for? You can find your faculty by checking our Internal link opens in the same window:Programme Overview.
Current information on mobility at HFU for the Winter Semester 2020/2021 can be found in these flyers:
Further information on mobility can be found on our Internal link opens in the same window:mobility pages.
The Download file:app for the NorOvA research project has also been available since Winter Semester 2019/2020. By using the app, you can support research on climate protection challenges and at the same time win attractive prizes with the VSB Semester Ticket as the top prize. The ticket is an inexpensive way to stay mobile for 6 months, in other words for a semester. Check out the Internal link opens in the same window:NorOvA Project page for more information and details on the research project.
Link to introductory video from kirche@campus on the Schwenningen Campus (in German):