The Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart has been training students since 1832, and the original winter school for craftsmen has long since become a modern University of Applied Sciences. Three faculties offer 35 bachelor's and master's degree courses. The university is characterised by inter-faculty projects and contacts to numerous companies in Stuttgart and the region as an attractive business location.

The students appreciate the central inner-city campus. Fields of study are architecture, civil engineering, building physics, computer science, mathematics, geomatics and business management. The practice-oriented education is characterized by supervision in small learning and semester units and the professional experience of all professors. A one-semester practical study project is integrated in all bachelor's programmes. Through this practical semester our students gain valuable first work experience during their studies and establish contacts with companies and offices.

At the HFT Stuttgart, our students find their own Service Centre for competence-based & innovative Learning & Teaching (SkiLL), interdisciplinary teaching concepts and an institute for applied research with strong third-party funding. More than 75 partner universities belong to our worldwide network. The excellent career prospects of the graduates are proven in annual studies.

Good reasons to study at the HFT Stuttgart
  • High practical relevance
  • Central inner city campus
  • Over 80 partner universities worldwide
  • Cooperate network
  • Applied research



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Studying at a University for Applied Sciences

From a Politechnicum to a University of Applied Sciences

In Baden-Württemberg, located in the south-west of Germany, you'll find 25 Universities of Applied Sciences. Around one third of all students in Baden-Württemberg are enrolled at Universities of Applied Sciences.the (in German: Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften - HAW).

Practice-oriented teaching and applied research

Universities of Applied Sciences are successful due to their clear profile of translating scientific results into practice-oriented teaching and applied research. The range of subjects is oriented towards the labour market and is constantly being expanded. The central profile element is its strong practical relevance. Through an integrated practical semester, project work, laboratory events and excursions, students gain valuable insights into practical working methods. Professors generally have several years of professional experience outside the university sector and thus combine professional success with scientific reputation. Thus Universities of Applied Sciences offer high-quality, vocational training that is in demand in companies and public institutions.

Personal contacts to professors

The students are the focus of attention. Innovative teaching methods and courses enable intensive learning and sustainable knowledge transfer. Courses take place in manageable groups with seminar character. Personal contacts to professors and individual advice create a suitable environment for successful and efficient studies. All study programmes are accredited by recognised agencies. The quality of the courses of study is continuously reviewed and developed. Modern technical equipment at the universities offers students an optimal environment for studying, teaching and learning. A broad scientific qualification and professional skills complement each other in an optimal way during the course of studies. The unity of teaching and research has been achieved through numerous application-oriented research projects in the institutes for applied research. In addition, all universities cooperate closely with companies, institutions and organisations. This can be done through practical projects with students, excursions or scientific cooperation.

Young talent in demand for the economy

Equipped with the necessary theoretical foundations and the knowledge to implement them in their professional field, graduates are in great demand as young professionals for the economy - nationally and internationally. More than any other type of higher education institution, Universities of Apllied Sciences primarily trains in engineering subjects. They thus make a central contribution to the training of highly sought-after, qualified specialists in all areas.