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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät Technik und Informatik

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

Fakultät Technik und Informatik
Department Informatik
Berliner Tor 7
D-20099 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40 42875-8150

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


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

10/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)


Third party funds per professor

34,000 €

Not specified

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Offers for career orientation
Support during practical semester

Not specified
Support for stays abroad
Student Workstations
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

All courses have a practical component of 25%; practicals are supervised by professors; team work is promoted in the entire course of studies; small groups for lectures and practicals; compulsory practical project, often with industry cooperation; due to large pool of teaching staff there is a wide range of optional required subjects with current, practice and research-related topics; compulsory module with at least six credit points.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universidad Burgos, Spanien; Universite Blois, Frankreich; Universite de Lorraine, Frankreich; West Uni. Timisoara, Rumänien; University Forscari Venedig, Italien; Turku Uni. of Science, Finnland

Special features regarding the equipment

Very well-equipped labs in terms of software/hardware (teams of two); up-to-date equipment; integration of research environment in the courses; up-to-date education models; development software freely available; labs have long opening hours; lab usage possible outside of courses; learning rooms, library which regularly has new acquisitions in the field of Computer Science.

Special features regarding research and development

Various research activities in the areas of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Architecture and Management of Innovative Information Systems, Data Science, Network-based and Time-critical Systems, and Security and Reliability.

Support for founders

The start-up service of HAW Hamburg is a university-wide service for all students of HAW Hamburg.

Other special features

E-learning platform; bridge courses in mathematics and programming; five-day first-semester orientation unit; first-semester introductory tutorial; orientation unit in the first and fourth semesters; subject tutorials especially in the first semesters; coaching offers from the central student advisory service; teaching evaluation; Qpakt activities for bridge courses, also online; start-up workshop; job application training.

Further information on research activities




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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