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Get a taste of university!

For pupils  interested in studying at Furtwangen University, we are offering a taster programme from 27 to 29 May during the Whitsun break 2024!

For three days, you can immerse yourself in university life on the Furtwangen Campus and Schwenningen Campus and simply try out any degree programmes you like.

The programme is aimed at pupils in year 10 and above.

These subject areas are included in the taster programme:


Three days of fun and information!

Here you can see which study programmes you can try out. Just click on the plus sign and the daily programme will open up. Have fun browsing!

The programme will be constantly updated.

Monday, 27 May

Programme of safety-related degree programmes at our Faculty of Health, Safety and Society

Have fun with the Security and Safety Engineering degree programme at the taster course.

Sabotage, break-ins, natural disasters, fires or accidents – where do dangers lurk and how can people, the environment and companies be protected from them? Have you always wanted to know what a security engineer does all day long? Immerse yourself in the world of safety experts and spend a day getting a taste of the different areas in which the safety experts made in Furtwangen are trained. Exciting experiments and laboratory tests, informative lectures, a cool team and many other highlights await you at the taster course in the Security and Safety Engineering degree programme on the Furtwangen Campus.

Tuesday, 28 May

WING: Business and Technology - The best of both worlds (Furtwangen Campus)

  • 9.00am: Meeting point G Building (Baumannstr. 38, 78120 Furtwangen)
  • 9.10 - 9.45am: Welcome and presentation of the Industrial Engineering and Management degree programme
  • 9.45 - 11.15am: Lecture programme: Materials and manufacturing
  • 11.30am - 1.00pm: Lecture programme: I see what you don't see - eye tracking in marketing
  • 1.00 - 1.45pm: Lunch in the canteen with our student ambassadors
  • 1.45 - 4.15pm: Workshop in the Industrial Solutions Lab: Your digital business card – design and print your own ring with a smart function
  • 4.15 - 4.30pm: Q&A session and conclusion

Wednesday, 29 May

Programme of the Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering

  • 9.00am: Meeting point in the inner courtyard in front of E Building, Schwenningen campus
  • 9.10am: Welcome and presentation of the faculty and the Bachelor's degree programmes on Schwenningen Campus

  • 9.45am: Taster lecture on measurement technology by Prof. Dr. Massimo Kubon (Room G 2.02)
  • 11.15am: Guided tours of the medical technology laboratories
  • 12.15pm: Lunch with students in the canteen
  • 1.00pm: Guided tour of the mechanical engineering laboratories
  • 2.00pm: Selection from various workshop offers
    Discover medical technology
    Simulation of electrical filters
    Learn how to program a robot
    Air as a drive - experiments in the pneumatics lab
  • 4.00pm: Final discussion and end 

Programme of the health-related degree programmes of our Faculty of Health, Safety, Society

  • 9.00am: Meeting point: HFU O Building entrance (Luisenstraße 17, 78120 Furtwangen)
  • 9.15 - 9.45am: Why study "Applied Health Sciences" (AGW)? (O 1.28)
  • 9.45 - 10.15am: Lecture offer: Introduction to the health sciences 
  • 10.15 - 10.45am: Tour of our laboratories
  • 10.45am - 12.15pm: Insights into practical exercises: Practical exercises in selected labs
  • 12.15 - 12.45pm: AGW students report: Field reports on career and studies (O 1.28)
  • 12.45 - 1.00pm: Are you interested? Answers to your questions (O 1.28)
  • 1.00 - 1.30pm: Lunch break: a lunch snack from our teaching kitchen! (O 1.28)
  • 1.30 - 2.00pm: Why study physiotherapy? (O 1.28)
  • 2.00 - 2.30pm: Online transmission to Freiburg: Lecture Pathology and Pathophysiology in the 3rd semester
  • 2.30 - 2.45pm: Are you interested? Answers to your questions (O 1.28)

Programme of the Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences - Science for Life
You would like to 

... develop new medical diagnostic and therapeutic methods?
... revolutionise industrial production with biotechnology?
... actively support doctors in the treatment of patients?
Then come to our taster course and get to know our Applied Biology, Molecular & Technical Medicine and Physician Assistant degree programmes! We'll take you to our lectures, show you our laboratories and answer all your questions about studying with us. And of course we also invite you to lunch in the canteen ;-)


Register by email with susan.robinson(at)hfu.eu including the following: 

  • Who is interested in trying out? Name, first name
  • Name, first name of a parent
  • Which of the events offered are you interested in? (Several are possible, but please choose only one per day)
  • Availability of parents during the event (telephone number)