HFU has been receiving funding from the DAAD's HAW.international programme since March 2021 and has set itself the goal of becoming a bilingual university. The focus is on a digital and internationally oriented teaching programme, the establishment of double degree programmes, the expansion of foreign language offerings, and the development of intercultural continuing education programmes for HFU students and employees.
The funding will run until 2024.
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The Engineering Study Abroad Programme offered by HFU in cooperation with San Diego State University (SDSU) is a so-called "faculty-led programme" for engineering students at SDSU. "Faculty-led" means that the students are accompanied by a lecturer of their own university who is generally responsible for teaching a technical module. As the guest university, HFU organizes a regional information module and a cultural support programme. The students of SDSU receive full recognition for this paid-programme at their university. It is very popular with the American students who often extend their stay for a whole semester.
The four-week summer school has been organized since 2015 in close cooperation between the International Center of HFU and the College of Extended Studies of SDSU.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has supported the "German-Iranian-Jordanian Cooperation to Improve the Connection of Technical Universities with Industry" (CICTI) project from 2015-2018 within the framework of the University Dialogue with the Islamic World Programme. Besides Furtwangen University, the Shiraz University of Technology in Iran and the German Jordanian University in Jordan also took part in the project.
Scientific workshops were held and reciprocal visits strengthened intercultural understanding.