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Applied Natural Sciences, Department

Fakultät Life Sciences

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

Fakultät Life Sciences
Department Umwelttechnik
Ulmenliet 20
D-21033 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40 42875-6400

HAW Hamburg
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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

11/14 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

75,600 €

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

High quality teaching at the HAW Hamburg is very important. The university therefore offers individual as well as team coaching for newly appointed professors and lecturers. Teachers can also rely on extensive opportunities for continuing education (e.g. on topics such as skill orientation and problem-based learning). Teaching is characterised by high practical relevance. Lectures on Natural Science and technical topics are generally accompanied by practicals in laboratories.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The internationalisation is a special priority for the faculty. It has an International Office that supports students looking to spend time abroad. Visiting students are supervised in what is referred to as a ‘buddy programme’. Bachelor's students can complete their practical semester abroad. International exchange is facilitated through numerous foreign partner universities and membership in international networks (e.g. CARPE). Support is also provided for assistant professor exchanges. There is a wide range of English-language courses in the summer semester.

Special features regarding the equipment

The university has modern, well-equipped laboratories where practicals can be carried out to support lectures. With the EnergyCampus, the department has its own modern research centre with state-of-the-art equipment.

Special features regarding research and development

Research projects are interdisciplinary, encompassing degree courses, are nationwide and international in the key areas of renewable energy sources as well as environmental risk assessment and technical environmental protection. The department participates on the Energy Campus ( with its own wind turbines and research projects, including protecting bats from wind turbines, and has its own solar power systems. Solutions for the sustainability of pharmaceuticals are developed in the interdisciplinary PharmCycle project. International research is conducted in environmental analysis in the North and Baltic Sea using innovative methods.

Other special features

In the stage I studies, close collaboration with the Biotechnology, Medical Technology and Process Engineering departments within the faculty of Life Sciences. Possibility of interdisciplinary research with these departments and partner universities in various research and transfer centres and on research focuses of the faculty of Life Sciences.

Further information on research activities

Energy Systems Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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


Environmental Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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

no data




top group


middle group


bottom group
Not specified
not specified


(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

Energy = Energy Systems Engineering

EnvE = Environmental Engineering


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

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