The mission of the university is: analytical thinking – innovative design – responsible planning – acting economically.
Our sense of well-being depends to a great extent on the quality, the functionality, and aesthetics of the spaces in which we spend our time. Architects and engineers plan and design these spaces – not just the living premises but also the administration buildings, factories, hospitals, streets, bridges, tunnels, parks, airports, etc.
The tradition of teaching building, construction, and design at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT) reaches back to the year 1832. As you can imagine, we have a great deal of experience, and today, we are an internationally renowned place of education.
Closely associated with the engineering sciences are the processes of analytical thinking and taking economically oriented action. This is why we offer mathematics, computer science, and business management as part of our curriculum.
We turn knowledge into skills and people into personalities. Today, those who want to get ahead in their careers need more than just specialist knowledge. Qualifications such as team skills, flexibility, understanding of complex tasks, decisiveness, and a feeling of responsibility are desired. The HFT helps you to develop these key skills while you are still studying.
Our curriculum is continuously kept up-to-date in cooperation with business and industry. We want you to have the best qualifications for starting in your chosen field or for successfully obtaining even further qualifications in a Master's course.
A course of study at a university of applied sciences is a modern and successful academic path. Methodology coupled with practical experience offers the advantages of learning and teaching in small groups, being in close proximity to the professors, and having a clearly structured curriculum. Our students appreciate the fact that they can get to know the professional world and start making contacts with future employers while they are still studying. Part-time lecturers from businesses and industries as well as advisory boards of employers take care of a study alignment towards practice and employability.
Approximately 125 professors guarantee the high quality of teaching at the HFT. They possess excellent scientific qualifications as well as having professional experience in key positions in industry and business. The professors are assisted by 400 lecturers who bring expertise from their companies directly into the lecture halls. With the number of students at 4,000, this makes for an excellent teacher-to-student ratio.