Cooperation agreement signed with Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
During the International Teaching Week, a new cooperation agreement was signed with the renowned Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. At Hof University, the agreement will initially affect the Engineering Department in the area of student exchange. We were able to talk to Dean Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Müller and Prof. Dr. Christoph Koch, who maintains good contacts with the USP and is the initiator of the cooperation, about the goals of the agreement.
Excellent results in the CHE ranking 2023
The newspaper DIE ZEIT publishes the latest results of the university ranking from the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE), which is considered one of the most renowned rankings in the field of studies and thus an important source of information for prospective students, in its study guide 2023/24 and on the internet portal HeyStudium.de. In addition to facts in the areas of study, teaching and research, the ranking includes numerous judgments by students on the study conditions of various degree programs. Hof University of Applied Sciences received excellent ratings for 5 fields of study.
Comprehensive support before and during studies
According to the survey, Hof University is particularly praised for its contact with professional practice during the bachelor's program, the support provided by lecturers, the career orientation programs, and the support provided at the beginning of the program and during the course of study. But also the laboratories and workshops such as the "MakerSpace" of the Hof University of Applied Sciences, a workshop for tinkering and inventing, are highly appreciated by the students.
International Teaching Week: Around 30 guest lecturers from more than 10 countries teach at Hof University
For the first time since 2019 and the end of the Corona pandemic, Hof University welcomed once again international guest lecturers for the International Teaching Week (ITW) from 08 to 12 May 2023.
Professors and guest lecturers from Hof University's partner institutions and universities around the world visit the university and its campuses every two years as part of International Teaching Week. The international lecturers hold lectures and workshops in their respective fields for one week. Students at Hof University thus have the opportunity to gain international experience and further their education even without a stay abroad.
With their buddy professors from Hof University, the guest lecturers also exchanged ideas with each other in greater depth with regard to teaching, but also with regard to initiating joint projects or research projects. The ITW was accompanied by a comprehensive social program, where the international guests can, for example, got to know the Hof campus and the Maker Space of the university with its innovative possibilities, visit Dresden or intensify discussions at a traditional Weißwurst breakfast. In addition, the program included a visit to the Amazon Logistics Center located near Hof. This year, the guest lecturers came from various countries in Europe, including Italy, the Netherlands and France, the Americas (USA, Mexico, Peru and Brazil), North Africa (Tunisia), Central Asia (Kazakhstan), Asia (Thailand) and India.
New degree program to combat nursing shortage: Cross Cultural Nursing Practice
Hof University wants to recruit foreign nursing staff, strengthen their skills and integrate them. The reason: Bavaria alone is currently losing more than 1,000 nursing staff each year, while at the same time studies by the Free State of Bavaria assume a tenfold increase in the need for nursing staff by 2050 – mainly due to an aging society. One key to countering this plight will be to recruit foreign nursing professionals. To drive this forward, the Master’s program “Cross Cultural Nursing Practice M.A.” – the only one of its kind in Germany – will start at Hof University in 2024.
“iwe” and “inwa” move to replace the Institute for Water and Energy Management
Strong growth in the research sector is leading to a significant change at Hof University: The former Institute for Water and Energy Management at Hof University of Applied Sciences (iwe) will in future be split into two institutes with future-relevant focal points: While the Institute for Hydrogen and Energy Technology will retain the short form “iwe”, the new Institute for Sustainable Water Systems will in future operate under the name “inwa”. The split into two institutes is also intended to provide a clear focus for researchers.
Studycheck: Hof University is the most popular university in Germany!
Hof, 18.01.2023 - Hof University of Applied Sciences is the most popular university in Germany and receives the best grades for its teaching. This emerges from the ranking published today by the renowned internet portal Studycheck.de. In the nationwide comparison among a total of 512 universities, the Upper Franconian educational institution with its campuses in Hof, Münchberg, Kronach and Selb achieved the best rating by current and former students.
Hof University again receives system accreditation as the highest seal of quality for its teaching
In 2014, Hof University was the first Bavarian university to successfully complete the system accreditation process. This distinction has now been achieved once again. The seal confirms that it has a functioning quality management system, which forms the basis for high-quality teaching.
Industry 4.0: Practical insights for our students
An innovative "Industry 4.0" system has recently been added to the machine hall at Hof University. It provides students with a practical insight into the topic of Industry 4.0 and optimum preparation for their future careers. Prof. Dr. Heike Markus, Head of the Master in Operational Excellence, explains what it is all about.
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