In addition to research and teaching, further education is one of the core statutory tasks of a university. With the foundation of the university's own further education institute (IWW), the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart is creating a central framework for future further education offers.
Against the background of major technological and social upheavals such as digitisation and demographic change, adult education and lifelong learning are becoming increasingly important on the labour market. With the foundation of the Institute for Further Education (IWW), the HFT Stuttgart Stuttgart is reacting to the increasing demand for continuing education and establishing a central institution for continuing education at the academic level.
So far, continuing education activities have been decentralised to the faculties, and existing courses are to remain there. However, the IWW will in future give all courses of academic continuing education at the HFT Stuttgart a uniform appearance both internally and externally. The IWW develops further education offers in cooperation with the faculties and study areas and it is a cooperation partner for joint programmes with universities, professional and trade associations, companies and other institutions.
The IWW organises further education offers along the professional profile of the HFT Stuttgart. The product portfolio is to include both supply- and demand-oriented courses of all sizes: These can be compact seminars and lecture series up to certificate programmes and study modules. The participants receive a certificate and in most cases also credit points. In the future, further education courses leading to a Bachelor's or Master's degree are also conceivable.
The Institute for Further Education at the HFT Stuttgart - like the university itself - stands for research proximity and scientific competence combined with a high quality of services. We are pleased to be able to launch this in 2020.