Rankings and learning environment

Furtwangen University is a leading, state-run university of applied sciences in the south-west of Germany. The excellent facilities include modern lecture halls, an outstanding IT infrastructure and one of the best academic online-libraries in Germany.

In the International Student Barometer, Furtwangen University is ranked one of the best universities in Germany in the following areas:

  • Study programme organisation (2nd place)

  • Quality of lectures (3rd place)

  • Class size and learning support by professors (3rd place)
  • Support through buddy programme (3rd place)

  • Internationally oriented lectures (3rd place) and

  • Host culture (2nd place).

The Faculty of Business Information Systems achieved top results and excellent scores in the latest CHE Rankings (2017/2018) in the following categories:


  • Quality of study environment and accredited degree programmes

  • Choice of courses and completion of degree within standard timeframe
  • Work-based learning and workplace relevance

  • Personal support by professors

  • Mentoring in personal career development and job applications

The Faculty provides excellent study facilities:


  • Laboratories for big data analytics, e-commerce, logistics and usability
  • SAP system for case studies and certification
, which is unique in Germany
  • Meeting rooms for teamwork, project management and presentations

Students benefit from an outstanding learning environment:

  • Small classes of maximum 35 participants and interactive lecture style

  • Individual personal development plans mentored by professors

  • 18 professors with considerable management and research experience

  • Practical tutorials enabling theory to be put into practice using case studies
  • Case studies to develop analytic thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Business projects to develop skills in project management