|Wanted: Creative minds with strong action competence|
Innovation and digitization are two areas of business life that can hardly be separated from each other now and in the future: After all, there is hardly a new or further development today that does not also rely on the possibilities of digitization. To meet these conditions, the global demand for professionally well-trained, dynamic and creative executives with appropriate skills in both areas is enormously high. With the new English-taught M.B.A. program "Digitalization and Innovation," Hof University Graduate School is now establishing an offering starting in the summer semester of 2022 that will meet precisely this need.
"We want to enable further development for students that links theory and practice in the areas of digitization and innovation and enables students to think and act creatively and in terms of large-scale solutions. In this way, they should be able to use their creative action potential in the best possible way in Industry 4.0 or in company start-ups," says program director Prof. Dr. Gerald Schmola about the basic objectives.
High demand for qualified specialists
High practical relevance through project work
The compilation of modules from different disciplines enables an interdisciplinary all-round view, which is increasingly used especially in companies. Essentially, two core areas are linked in the program: Business Administration and Information Technology. They are interwoven and made applicable by learning innovative methods and ways of working, such as design thinking.
A special focus of the management modules is therefore placed on the conception and implementation of changes and innovations in companies. The more technical modules on data analysis, IT security and Industry 4.0 provide a complementary technical basis for the real implementation of new projects.
Involvement of regional and supra-regional partners
Ready for management positions
Information and application
|Hof University opens new learning site: The future of mobility is being shaped in Selb!|
With the ceremonial start of the new Bachelor "Design and Mobility", Hof University has opened its new place of learning in Selb. In Selb's Rosenthal Theater, the 16 first students and numerous guests of honor attended the official kick-off. In the future, classes will be held in the Selb Spiegelhaus of Rosenthal GmbH. The new course of study will be headed by Lutz Fügener. With the internationally renowned professor for transportation design and 3D design, one of the leading minds in his field has moved to Upper Franconia to set up the new course of study.
|New protection and hygiene concept for winter semester 2021/22|
On September 23, 2021, Hof University's new Protection and Hygiene Concept went into effect. Among other things, it addresses which regulations must be observed on campus and which measures come into effect for classes. More information will follow at the beginning of the semester. Find new informations on the 3G self-commitment-declaration and the antigen testing center for students at Campus Hof.
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|Hof University and University of Pilsen start joint lecture|
Covid19 brings together Hof University of Applied Sciences and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Both educational institutions will offer a joint course for their students for the first time from October to January 2022. As part of a market research project, mixed German-Czech groups will investigate the perception of the impact of Covid-19 measures on life in the Czech-Bavarian border region.
The start of the winter semester, which is currently beginning, means that the two Hof University lecturers Tina Wiegand and Martin Lochmüller are taking a deep breath: far more than half a year of preparation for the joint teaching units will then be behind them: "This was an extremely intensive phase with several project meetings with the Czech professors, which took place in Pilsen, Hof and Eger - a time in which many organizational and technical questions had to be clarified in countless telephone calls and e-mails," says Martin Lochmüller, lecturer for marketing at Hof University. But the work was successful: For the first time, Hof University of Applied Sciences will offer its students from the master's programs "Marketing Management" and "HR Management" a joint lecture with Czech students from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
Current research topic
The topic is a hot one: "The aim is to find out how the pandemic has changed life in the Bavarian-Bohemian border region," says Tina Wiegand. In mixed German-Czech teams, various individual aspects are being examined - for example, the Corona impact on digitization, human resources, logistics processes or marketing. And along the way, the students acquire intercultural skills, learn how their respective neighbors "tick" and what their respective attitudes are.
Company visits between Cheb and the Fichtel Mountains
|More than 900 first-semester students start winter semester 2021/22|
Hof University of Applied Sciences is starting the winter semester 2021/22 with more than 900 first-semester students, thus continuing its growth course. A total of around 3800 students are now enrolled at the Hof, Münchberg, Kronach and Selb campuses (plus 5.5%). This is the highest level since the university was founded. Particularly noteworthy: More than 40 percent more applications were received for the new semester than in the previous year.
"It is clear: our growth comes to a large extent from the international and English-taught Master's programs. Their attractiveness and our university's internationalization strategy ensure that Hof University continues to grow despite the adverse conditions surrounding the pandemic. This is where I see the greatest potential for development in the future," said university president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann in a first reaction. With the total number of enrollees, the number of students from other countries also continues to increase: "However, due to the existing technical possibilities, our international students will of course not all be together in Hof," the university president continued.
Master's applications almost doubled
The significantly larger number of applicants overall - it increased from almost 4000 in the previous year to now around 5800 - is mainly due to the interest in the Master's programs. In this area, there was almost a doubling of applications compared to the last winter semester. This growth is due in particular to applicants from abroad. The English-taught Master's programs in Münchberg and Hof are of particular interest to prospective students. However, the new bachelor's degree programs in Design and Mobility (Selb), Economic and Organizational Sociology (Hof), Innovative Healthcare (Kronach) and the Administrative Informatics program (Hof) also met with great interest.
Campus rally at the start
The new students at Hof University of Applied Sciences were welcomed to the campus in Hof as part of the first semester days and provided with a wide range of information about the university, subjects and campus. Among other things, there was the opportunity to get to know the new surroundings work within the framework of an app-supported campus rally. There will also be another introductory event for students at the Lucas Cranach Campus in Kronach (October 2) and at the learning site in Selb (October 4).
|Campus Hof: new bus time table|
t is important to us that you can reach Hof University easily at any time - even without a car. We would like to inform you about the timetable for public transport at Hof during winter semester 2021/2022.
Exception: On 31 October, these journeys will not be offered. On the other hand, the late service 18 will be available as usual on 1 November.
The journeys of line 18 will be made by large capacity taxi. It is not necessary to book in advance, as the taxi will be waiting at the main station at the following departure times: 8.30 pm, 8.50 pm, 9.10 pm, 9.30 pm and 9.50 pm.
|150 years of Hof Wärschtlamo - Congratulations from Hof University!|
It is a culinary tradition without equal: In 1871, the first trade for a mobile sausage seller was granted in Hof. The "Hofer Wärschtlamo" with its scalded sausages from the unmistakable brass kettle heated with charcoal has been an integral part of Hof's cityscape ever since. It simply belongs to a lunch break or a city stroll in Hof. And so this year Hof is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its Wärschtlamo, which has long since become a symbolic figure and trademark of the entire town. Of course, Hof University also joins the long list of well-wishers on this occasion. University president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann handed over a 3D model of the Wärschtlamo, which was specially made in the university's MakerSpace, a workshop for tinkerers and developers.
|Covid-19: current regulations at Hof University|
due to the new infection protection law in Bavaria, the following changes have been made at all booths and learning locations of the Hof University of Applied Sciences:
Please note that from now on, if the 7-day incidence is 35 or higher, the 3G rule will apply: i.e. you may only enter the university if you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested. You must carry proof of this with you at all times and it will be checked on site. Testing in this case must be done at a public testing center. Upon presentation of your Campus Card (student ID), these tests remain free of charge!
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