What is special about HFU as a place to work

Furtwangen University (HFU) is an innovative and constantly developing university which is anchored in the region but with an international outlook. With our three main campuses in Furtwangen, VS-Schwenningen and Tuttlingen we offer a wide spectrum of career development opportunities.

We are...

... keen on development and eager for knowledge

At HFU you don't get stuck in a rut – lifelong learning is very important to us. Take part in the broad range of professional development courses at our HFU-AKADEMIE, visit our LIBRARIES or attend a STUDIUM GENERALE or Open Campus lecture. We support professional development for our staff and teachers.

... family-friendly

Being able to combine family with work is very important for us. We support families at all stages with various initiatives such as cooperations with kindergartens, parent-child workrooms and counselling on how to combine nursing care and work.

... flexible

Upon request, HFU offers flexible working hours and the possibility to apply to work at home.

... mobile

As a sustainable university with three campuses we support the mobility of HFU staff through a job ticket for use in public transport and our ride-sharing platform. Or you can use one of our e-cars for your next business trip.

... international

People from all over the world work and study at our regional university. Experience the cultural diversity for yourself, for example at the HFU International Festival. Or discover our internationally oriented offers such as our language courses and the ERASMUS mobility programme.

... research-oriented

We are one of the most research-oriented universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg: our Institute for Applied Research supports the interdisciplinary work of our research focuses. We also support young academics through our HFU Graduate School.

... collegial

We cultivate a friendly, informal work atmosphere. The initiatives of our staff council, such as staff outings, or lunch together in the student cafeteria, give you the chance to get to know your colleagues from other departments better .

... healthy

Promotion of health in the workplace is important for us: initiatives such as the "active break", partnerships with fitness studies and many sports opportunities keep our employees moving.

... sporty

After work there are many outdoor recreational activities waiting for you. Whether its the running group in summer or cross-country skiing in the Black Forest in winter - you'll definitely find something that suits you.

... so

… we're looking forward to meeting you!