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Applied Natural Sciences, Department

Fakultät Life Sciences

Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Fakultät Life Sciences
Anton-Günther-Straße 51
D-72488 Sigmaringen
Telephone: +49 7571 732-8242
https://www.hs-albsig.de

HS Albs.-Sig./Sigmaringen
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
14.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
13.5%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
14/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
56.1%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
30.1%

Research

Third party funds per professor
34.7

Group 2

Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Teaching of content with high practical relevance; link between theory and practice; Very research-oriented teaching in the Master's degree course; Interdisciplinary collaboration between the degree courses; Intensive contacts with the relevant industry and companies, e.g. guest lecturers, company tours, student final theses and project work; Close contact to alumni; individual support for students, e.g. Start2Research research-support programme for students; many supervision options in the fundamentals of the natural sciences and engineering; very good staff-student ratio; Hybrid offers

Special features regarding the international orientation

Foreign-language courses via the Career Center; Student advice and counselling, and informational events through the International Academic Office; Degree course-specific foreign student advisers for individual subject-specific study and work placement guidance; Cooperation with numerous internationally active companies as well as laboratories/institutes; Consideration of international, English-speaking regulations and guidelines as part of the courses; Selected foreign-language or bilingual courses, English-language elements in each module; Lecturers with relevant international experience; Double-degree offers

Special features regarding the equipment

Excellent media technology in all lecture halls for use in hybrid teaching; Modern, contemporary laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, including pharmaceutical clean rooms class C and D, large kitchen/sensor area, state-of-the-art laboratory automation systems, S1/S2 laboratories with molecular biological equipment (e.g. real-time PCR, flow cytometer), stem cell laboratory, fluorescence microscopy, instrumental analysis, microbiology, cleaning technology, instrument technology, control engineering, brewing plant; Many fee-based special databases are available (e.g. DIN standards, FSTA, GMP-Berater)

Special features regarding research and development

Key research area health, nutrition, biomedicine with cooperative doctoral college InViTe with the University of Konstanz, cooperative doctorates with other universities; Key content areas: In vitro test systems (DNA repair, ageing, skin, stem cell and 3D tumour models, mitochondrial function, neurotoxicity), diagnostics and biomarkers (premature and newborn, CHO cell proteomics), allergen analysis, laboratory automation, counterfeit-proof drugs, drug release, sustainable food production, equipment technology, healthy nutrition / nudging, cleaning and hygiene, microbiology

Other special features

Personal atmosphere between students and teaching staff; Career centre with a broad range of services to meet requirements; Numerous excursions, company tours, trade fair visits; Research building (model factory) spanning approx. 2000 m² newly opened for EUR 19 million in 2021, offering the most up-to-date research areas for all of the degree courses in the department; Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen certified as a family-friendly university; Beautiful campus close to nature with short distances, view of the castle and relaxation loungers; Good housing situation

Further information on research activities

Biotechnology

Facts

Total number of students
130
Number of master degree students
70
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
no data
Not specified
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
66.7%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
11/13 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.6

Group 1

Support in studies
1.4

Group 1

Courses offered
1.6

Group 1

Study organisation
1.3

Group 1

Exams
1.7

Group 1

Digital teaching elements
1.6

Group 1

Laboratory internships
1.3

Group 1

Job market preparation
1.5

Group 1

Support during practical semester
1.4

Group 1

Rooms
1.4

Group 1

Library
1.4

Group 1

IT-infrastructure
1.4

Group 1

Overall study situation
1.6

Group 1

Chemical Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
220
Number of master degree students
no data
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
65.3%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
Not specified
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
11/13 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.8

Group 2

Support in studies
1.7

Group 1

Courses offered
1.9

Group 2

Study organisation
1.7

Group 1

Exams
2.2

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.1

Group 2

Laboratory internships
1.7

Group 1

Job market preparation
1.8

Group 1

Support during practical semester
1.8

Group 2

Rooms
1.7

Group 1

Library
1.7

Group 1

IT-infrastructure
1.8

Group 1

Overall study situation
2.1

Group 2

Interdisciplinary Applied Natural Sciences

Facts

Total number of students
280
Number of master degree students
80
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
79.8%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
71.2%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
11/13 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
6/13 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.2

Group 2

Support in studies
2.0

Group 2

Courses offered
2.1

Group 2

Study organisation
1.7

Group 1

Exams
2.2

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.2

Group 2

Laboratory internships
1.8

Group 1

Job market preparation
2.0

Group 2

Support during practical semester
2.1

Group 2

Rooms
1.7

Group 1

Library
1.9

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.9

Group 2

Overall study situation
2.2

Group 2

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Groups

Group 1

top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
not specified

Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

BT = Biotechnology

CE = Chemical Engineering

IntNatSci = Interdisciplinary Applied Natural Sciences

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education