University of Applied Sciences Kufstein

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University of Applied Sciences Kufstein
Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol
FHKufsteinlogo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1997 (1997)
President Prof. (FH) Dr. Thomas Madritsch
Provost Prof. (FH) PD Dr. Mario Döller
Academic staff
450
Students 2,000 (2016)
Location Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria
47°35′02″N 12°10′25″E / 47.58389°N 12.17361°E / 47.58389; 12.17361Coordinates: 47°35′02″N 12°10′25″E / 47.58389°N 12.17361°E / 47.58389; 12.17361
Campus Suburban
Website UAS Kufstein Official Site

The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, is an Austrian Fachhochschule in Kufstein, Tyrol.

Organization[edit]

The University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein is an accredited provider of higher education in Austria.[1] The university offers Bachelor and Master degrees as well as a post-graduate program. The university also hosts events and conferences pertaining to the various areas of studies.

The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Campus

The university employs approximately 450 professors and lecturers[2] with either business or science backgrounds. Currently there are approximately 2,000 students enrolled in degree programs, including approx. 200 exchange students from around 50 countries who attend the various classes taught in English. Students enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programs are required to participate in a study abroad program for at least one semester during their studies. Fifty percent of the degree programs are offered as part-time studies, which also enables employed professionals to study at weekends or in a blocked form.

Incoming Students at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein

Accreditations & Certifications[edit]

The accreditations and certifications confirm conformity with prescribed standards and offer users and stakeholders of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein help and support when choosing the institution where they wish to study. The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein and its study programs are accredited according to the Austrian University of Applied Sciences Studies Act.[3] This accreditation confirms that the programs, which are inspected and evaluated at regular intervals, fulfil recognized standards applicable to universities of applied sciences.

In 2010 the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein underwent an institutional evaluation carried out by AQ Austria,[4] the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria. This resulted in indefinite accreditation in line with Article 23 of the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG).

ECTS & Diploma Supplement Label[5]

In 2012 the European Commission awarded the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein the ECTS Label and the Diploma Supplement Label, confirming its excellence and high quality in the field of international mobility. The guidelines in these labels require that universities provide transparent study and learning content in two languages as well as standardized documentation of academic achievements and agreements related to the academic recognition. The main aim of the labels is to promote international mobility amongst students.

University and Family Audit[6]

The certification of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein as a "family-friendly" university is the confirmation of concerted efforts to enable students at the institution to combine work, family and studies.[7]

Unicert Accreditation[8]

Unicert is a foreign-language education and certification system designed specifically for universities. Persons who have completed Unicert courses receive a certificate setting out in a clear and detailed manner the foreign languages skills they have acquired and the command they have of the language. This certificate can be used in both university and non-university settings.

Degree Programs[edit]

Bachelor (6 semesters)[9][edit]

Language of Instruction: German, partly English (20-46%)

Master (4 semesters)[10][edit]

Language of Instruction: 100% English

Language of Instruction: German, partly English (14-35%)

Post Graduate[11][edit]

The FH Kufstein Tirol Business School offers postgraduate programs. All of the programs are organized in cooperation with industry partners in a part-time format for the convenience of working professionals. The programs support professionals and provide excellent opportunities for academic education and training for future challenging management activities.

Excerpt from the program: Language of Instruction: German, partly English

  • Executive Management MBA, Focus Automobile Management
  • Executive Management MBA, Focus Facility Management

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