Please note that the CHE Ranking is currently being updated. It is therefore possible that the information provided is not up-to-date. On the website of ZEIT ONLINE you can already find the updated ranking, but only in German:

Two students in library

CHE University Ranking

Filter for projects

Business Computing, Department

Fakultät Technik und Informatik

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

Fakultät Technik und Informatik
Department Informatik
Berliner Tor 7 (Haus B)
D-20099 Hamburg

HAW Hamburg
Department on the internet
Online application
Student body

Degree courses with details

Map of Germany

Activate DAAD map

To activate the map, click on the "Show map" button. We would like to point out that data will be transmitted to OpenStreetMap after activation. You can find out more in our privacy policy. You can revoke your consent to the transmission of data at any time.

Map material from the free geographic information system OpenStreetMap. The DAAD explicitly does not adopt the information provided there (names, boundaries, etc.) in every case. No guarantee is given for the accuracy of this information.


  • Department

Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

14/16 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment

no data


Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)

no data

Third party funds per professor

no data

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Not specified
Support in studies

Not specified
Courses offered

Not specified
Study organisation

Not specified
Exam organisation

Not specified
Digital teaching elements

Not specified
Introduction to scientific work

Not specified
Offers for career orientation

Not specified
Support during practical semester

Not specified
Practical orientation in teaching

Not specified
Support for stays abroad

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified
Labs and Spaces

Not specified
Overall study situation

Not specified
Return rate of the questionnaires

no data

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

A large practical component in which current subject-specific topics are addressed allows for an optimal preparation of students for their future careers. Practical work is often done in team-based small groups within a project setting. The degree programme is offered jointly by the departments of Computer Science and Business, with topics specific to the fields being taught by experts. A larger number and wide range of compulsory electives allows for individual study design.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Some courses are offered in English and are also open to international visiting students. The HAW Hamburg allows for semesters at cooperating universities in Europe and abroad and supports students in the planning of practice semesters abroad. There are extensive personal advisory services in this regard. Some courses involve direct cooperation with international universities, e.g. on the subject of entrepreneurship (Napier, UK) or architecture (Stockholm, SE).

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universitá Ca´ Foscari Venezia, Italien; Universite de Lorraine, Frankreich; Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal; Information Systems Management Institute, Lettland; Avans University of Applied Sciences, Niederlande; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finnland; Virginia Tech, USA; California State University, USA; University of Sidney, Australien; Shanghai Institute of Technology, China.

Special features regarding the equipment

All the equipment is state of the art. Students have access to a SAP system, for example. Various specific laboratories/installations provide realistic working conditions, like the ones encountered in real life. Thus, the Business Innovation Lab realises IT-based production and logistics processes. At the HAW laboratory for application integration, students work with software system landscapes that interconnect numerous corporate software systems.

Special features regarding research activities

The degree course is offered by two departments. In Computer Science, more than 10 doctoral students are currently doing their doctorates on topics also related to Business Information Systems. The research focus areas are AI and Machine Learning in the Financial Industry, Auditing and Process Modelling. In business, the focus is also strongly on AI and VR/AR technologies and joint research is carried out in the Business Innovation Lab in cooperation with many companies in the region.

Support for founders

The university’s incubator centre offers prospective entrepreneurs comprehensive qualifications in specific workshops, individual advice and premises for the pre-seed phase. In as separate compulsory elective on entrepreneurship, students learn to develop their own business ideas. This is supplemented by a lecture series organised in close cooperation between practitioners and professors.

Other special features

Our teaching is based on the concept of skills orientation. As such, students acquire skills that they will need in their future jobs. Professors reflect a balanced age structure, which combines experience with perspectives for latest technology and concepts. The programme is well integrated into the IT industry of Hamburg. Cooperation with other departments allows for work in interdisciplinary projects, such as the HAWKS Racing Team, where students work together to design racing cars that enter international competitions.

Further information on research activities

Information on access restrictions




top group


middle group


bottom group
Not specified
not specified


(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2023: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service