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Applied Natural Sciences, Department

Fakultät Biotechnologie

HBC. Hochschule Biberach

Fakultät Biotechnologie
Karlstraße 9-11
D-88400 Biberach
Telephone: +49 7351 582-451

HS Biberach
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
13/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
no data


Third party funds per professor
no data
Not specified
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)
no data

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Biotechnology degree courses of the HBC include very high proportion (approx. 35%) of practically oriented training in the laboratory practicals. This high proportion of laboratory work, combined with modern topics in lectures, seminars and excursions, enables students to gain very current and in-depth knowledge in pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology. The fact that approx. 15% of lectures are given by people from industrial companies helps keep the degree courses up-to-date. Good contacts with companies make it possible for graduates to get off to a quick and successful start to their careers.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Around 20 % of students do their practical semester, bachelor's thesis or study semester abroad. The English-language fourth semester in the two bachelor’s degrees enables numerous exchange programmes and prevents language from being seen as an obstacle. The Biberach University of Applied Sciences is the only university in Germany to offer the Bachelor International model for all degree courses, which has one year abroad as an integral part of the course. International summer schools and excursions complement the programme.

Special features regarding the equipment

Since 2006, the laboratories of the Biotechnology fa have been equipped in close cooperation with local industrial companies; they have been regularly modernised with third-party funds and large equipment applications ever since. The laboratory equipment is therefore very much in line with the latest industrial requirements. The modern and industry-oriented laboratory equipment is one reason why employers in industry and academic institutes value our graduates so highly.

Special features regarding research and development

Research projects in the Biotechnology Department cover a broad range of current developments. Among other things, we examine cell-line development, automated process control and the intake of drugs. Key research areas in industrial biotechnology include the biotechnological use of biogenic resources and residues, microbial Co2 fixation and the production and use of microalgae. The institute has a several PhD students who are supervised in cooperation with the University of Ulm and some by industry.

Other special features

As a university of applied sciences with a small number of students we offer an excellent tutor-student ratio. The professors often co-supervise the practicals and are therefore often in direct contact with students. From the fourth study semester onwards, students can do voluntary study projects on current research topics with support from staff and professors, which allow them to further consolidate their practical skills.



Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

Group 1

Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 1

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
7/13 points

Group 2

Contact with work environment, master's
Not specified

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Group 2

Support in studies

Group 2

Courses offered

Group 2

Study organisation

Group 2


Group 2

Digital teaching elements

Group 2

Laboratory internships

Group 1

Job market preparation

Group 2

Support during practical semester

Group 2


Group 1


Group 2


Group 2

Overall study situation

Group 2



Group 1

top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
not specified


(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

BT = Biotechnology

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