Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
Haw-hamburg logo.png
Established 1970
Type Public university
Chancellor Bernd Klöver
President Jacqueline Otten (since March 2014)
Students 14.928
Location Hamburg, Germany
Campus Multiple campuses
Address HAW Hamburg, Berliner Tor 5, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
Website http://www.haw-hamburg.de
data as of 2005

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) is an institution of higher education and applied research located in Hamburg, Germany. Formerly known as Fachhochschule Hamburg the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1970. In terms of student enrollment, the HAW is the second largest university in Hamburg, with a student body of 14,928 [1] (data as of 2013)[citation needed].

History[edit]

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1970 as the Fachhochschule Hamburg. Four engineering schools and six vocational schools were brought together with the goal to develop a new form of higher education. The focus was to be on the application of knowledge, with degree programmes that included placements in industry, laboratory work and practice-related projects.

The Fachhochschule Hamburg started with thirteen departments; its Business School was founded in 1994.

In 1998, as part of the increased internationalisation within higher education in Germany, the Conference of Ministers of Education & Cultural Affairs allowed the Fachhochschulen to add "university of applied sciences" to their name. In 2001 the Fachhochschule Hamburg decided to take this a step further and changed its German name to Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg) mirroring the English name, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

At the end of 2007 the Faculties of Business & Public Management and Social Work & Nursing were joined to form one faculty, so that today the university reflects a new structure with four faculties at four different campus locations in Hamburg:

  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Design, Media and Information
  • Business and Social Sciences

As of 1 January 2006 the departments Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics joined the building faculties of two other Hamburg universities to become the new HafenCity University.

Faculties[edit]

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, campus Berliner Tor
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Design, Media and Information
  • Business and Public Management
  • Social Work and Nursing

Research[edit]

  • Information and Electrical Engineering
  • Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering & Production Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Partnerships[edit]

The HAW Hamburg has partnerships with different other Universities e.g. University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (China), University of Huelva (Spain) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght in Dublin (Ireland). A "joint college"-cooperation between the HAW Hamburg and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology offers a Mechanical and an Electrical Engineerung course to Chinese students, which is hold one third in German on the Campus of the Shanghai University.[citation needed]

HAW Hamburg partners with California State University – Long Beach (CSULB) every fall and summer for a short-term study abroad programme. German students host CSULB students in the summer and in return get hosted in the fall.

Campuses[edit]

The HAW is a university with multiple campuses. The main campus and official address is in St. Georg, the campus Bergedorf is in Lohbrügge, and in the Armgartstrasse.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistisches Bundesamt: Studierendenzahlen Studierende und Studienanfänger/-innen nach Hochschularten, Ländern und Hochschulen, WS 2012/13, p. 66-113". 

Coordinates: 53°33′23″N 10°01′19″E / 53.55639°N 10.02194°E / 53.55639; 10.02194