University of Applied Science Hamburg, Faculty of Design, Media and Information

mission statement

Practice orientation is our trademark: theory from lectures is put into practice in the laboratories, study projects are completed in the form of case studies, close cooperation with industry ensures a direct link to the future field of work and excellence in research and development.

international role

International University Partners As a centre of world trade, international relations and global connections are of great importance to Hamburg. This is also true of our university. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has over 190 international partner universities throughout Europe (Erasmus) and overseas. Shanghai-Hamburg College Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has been cooperating with the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology (USST) in the area of Engineering since 1985. In 1998 the two universities set up a Joint College in Shanghai. Initially in the areas of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, it was extended in 2002 to also cover Business Administration. Students of the Shanghai-Hamburg-College participate in a four-year Bachelor's programme in German and Chinese. The first year is spent learning German. 35% of the lectures are held by HAW Hamburg professors in Shanghai. Graduates receive a German and a Chinese Bachelor certificate (ASIIN accreditation). Strategic Region USA In 2005 the HAW Hamburg defined the USA as a strategic focus of its internationalisation strategy. We currently have 15 partners in the US and US guest students are the largest group within the total group of international guest students. To underline this strategic focus Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is part of UAS7; a consortium of seven German universities of applied sciences with a strategic focus on developing educational links with the United States. The UAS7 has an office in New York (in the same building as the German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD) and their Director helps to develop links with American universities and represents UAS7 at conferences, education fairs, etc. Strategic Region Brazil As part of the UAS7 consortium HAW Hamburg has also defined Brazil as a strategic Region. With an office in Sao Paolo UAS7 develops cooperations with brazilian universities and is a member of a university consortium of 15 Brazilian universities in the State Rio Grande do Sul. Strategic Region Australia Since 2008 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has a strategic focus on Australia and is expanding its university partnership network to this continent. The initial focus was a consortium of European and Australian universities enabling student and faculty exchange in the field of public health. University-wide partnerships now exist with five universities in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Queensland, including two Group of Eight universities: the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. International Networks CARPE - Consortium on Research & Professional Education In November 2011 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences joined forces with the Hogeschool Utrecht, Universitat Politècnica de València und Turku University of Applied Sciences to form the university network CARPE - Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education. Manchester Metropolitan University joined the consortium in 2012. The consortium focuses on applied science with demand-driven research for local SMEs, local and regional governments as well as the public sector. Global E3 - Consortium for International Engineering Education HAW Hamburg is a member of Global E3; a consortium of universities with excellence in engineering teaching and research. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Through participation in the programme, Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the multinational/multicultural business environment of the 21st century. This unique programme is recognized by the National Science Foundation, AT&T Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. http://www.haw-hamburg.de/international/ausland/partnerhochschulen/nach-departments.html

national role

Regional: With 700 film and television production companies Hamburg is one of Germany’s most important locations for audio-visual media. Studio Hamburg was one of the first television broadcasting companies after World War II. Hamburg is also developing a focus on animation and games; with an increasing number of companies setting up business in the city. Hamburg is Germany's second largest city after Berlin and home to fifty museums and galleries. With its creative scene and large publishing houses it is the ideal place for art and design. HAW Hamburg/Faculty of Design, Media & Information has a strong link to a lot of the museums, galleries and companies withing the region. GERMAN UNIVERSITIES OF APPLIED SCIENCES ALLIANCE OF EXCELLENCE UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research. UAS7 stands for: - well-established and future-oriented degree programs 'made in Germany' - commitment to programs of professional relevance - application oriented courses - international perspective on a distinctly European and German basis - efficient learning environments with small classes - close relationships to the German business community - locations in major cities throughout Germany UAS7 represents a broad variety of about 600 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our 92,000 students, 2500 full-time faculty members and several thousand part-time lecturers from industry and business study, teach, and research in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster, and Osnabrück. The alliance members collaborate with more than 1400 university partners worldwide. The programs include: - architecture, art and design - engineering and computer science - business, management and economics - social sciences and life sciences For international students we offer summer programs and semester and year exchange opportunities, as well as Bachelor's and Master's programs, including graduate programs in English, for degree-seeking students.

main focus

Practice orientation is our trademark: theory from lectures is put into practice in the laboratories, study projects are completed in the form of case studies, close cooperation with industry ensures a direct link to the future field of work and excellence in research and development.

faculties and departments

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences With over 16,000 students Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is the second largest institution of higher education in the Hamburg region and one of the largest of its kind (university of applied sciences) in Germany. Founded in 1970, our roots go back to the 18th century. Our practice orientation guarantees a continuous adjustment of teaching based on current development. Small groups, interdisciplinary projects and academic support ensure that our students feel at home at our university. Diversity Engineering & Computer Science, Life Sciences, Design, Media & Information, Business & Social Sciences - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes within its four faculties leading to the academic qualifications »Bachelor« and »Master«. Applied Science In many programmes students have to complete a semester-long internship in industry. In addition to an academic title, our professors worked for many years in private companies and public institutions before joining the university. International Over 2,000 international students study at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (13 % of all students), representing over 100 nations. We also welcome international guest students from our partner universities abroad. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has cooperations with over 140 European universities as well as universities in North and South America, in Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Faculty of Design, Media & Information This Faculty is made up of three departments covering programmes in Design (Illustration, Communication Design, Fashion, Textiles and Costume Design, Media (Media Technology and Games) and Information (Digital Information and Library Management) With its creative scene and large publishing houses Hamburg has important location advantages for media and design-oriented programmes. The Faculty of Design, Media and Information prepares students for this exciting business sector with a variety of degree programmes. Design The design degree programmes all have foundation studies with intensive groundwork in artistic and design techniques. In the main studies design concepts are developed in a wide spectrum of applications in all media from book, photography, web design to a fashion collection. The quality of this design work regularly receives distinctions and prizes. Media Technology Studies focus on engineering but look also at the artistic side of the media world and film with students making their own film projects. As one of the largest German media locations Hamburg offers graduates good career possibilities, from technical management in television, radio and theatres and for events as well as the new area of games. Information Study majors are in the areas of digital media and information management enabling students to learn to obtain, communicate and archive information. Graduates of the department work in libraries, develop multi-media concepts and database solutions, work in public relations and profit from Hamburg being Germany's most important media centre. English taught courses: Studies in the Department of Media Technology focus on the technical side of media but look also at the artistic side of the world of film, theatre and television. Graduates are responsible for the technical and business planning of audio-visual productions. Film students from our partner universities abroad can spend a semester or two in Hamburg studying some of the following modules: Artistic Compostion 2 Camera Acting Project (Short Cut) Perception Practice Dramaturgy Sound Design Studio Hamburg Project Video Technology & Production Video or Audio Project The Design degree programmes at the HAW Hamburg are characterised by an intensive groundwork in artistic and design techniques, bulding creativity and innovation. This is followed by the development of design concepts that are realised in a wide spectrum of media applications from book illustration, comic, web design to fashion collections and textile design. Art and Design guest students from our partner universities can study one or two guest semesters in Hamburg and can choose from a wide range of courses in the following fields:

bachelor level programs

Art and Media Campus Hamburg - Finkenau Bachelor: Communication Design - 7 Semester - Bachelor of Art Illustration - 7 Semester - Bachelor of Art Library & Information Management - 6 Semester - Bachelor of Art Media & Information - 6 Semester - Bachelor of Art Media Systems - 6 Semester - Bachelor of Science Media Technology - 7 Semester - Bachelor of Art Campus Armgartstrasse - Fashion etc. Clothing Technology & Management - 7 Semester - Bachelor of Engineering Fashion, Costume & Textile Product Design 7 Semester - Bachelor of Art Master:

master level programs

Art and Media Campus Hamburg - Finkenau Sound Vision Games - 3 Semester - Master of Art Information, Media and Library - 4 Semester - Master of Art Design 3 Semester - Master of Art Campus Armgartstrasse - Fashion etc. Multichannel Trademanagement in textile Business - 3 Semester - Master Business Administration

research activity and main areas

Research at the HAW Hamburg HAW Hamburg focuses on innovative and applied research for sustainable solutions often in close cooperation with industry. To draw together expertise from across the university and to highlight the innovation clusters for external partners HAW Hamburg has defined four strategic research areas. These pages give a brief overview of the strategic areas and their competence centres, the research groups at the HAW Hamburg and our Research & Technology Transfer Centres. Strategic research: IT, Communication & Media Research in this strategic area takes place in the Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science and in the Faculty of Design, Media & Information. The different approaches to information technology and its uses are reflected in the wide range of research topics. Increasingly projects are interdisciplinary with research groups profiting from the synergy effects of different viewpoints and expertise. Department of Computer Science The Department of Computer Science has research projects in ambient intelligence, virtual/ augmented reality, multi-agent systems, interacting multi-media systems, wearable computing, etc. The university has its own "Living Place", a 140 sqm smart apartment with its own lab, where the research group develops and tests new intelligent concepts for IT-based urban living. Projects to develop our expertise in virtual reality and multi-agent systems are carried out in the department's multi-media lab. Faculty of Design, Media & Information Research in the Faculty DMI focuses on knowledge access and accessibility and the development of the internet. The Department of Information looks at mobile communication in the internet, search engines and e-learning with mobile content as well as the developments in interface design, knowledge organisation and usability. Associated with the HAW Hamburg is the International Media Center (IMC), a leading German academic platform of its kind. Its scientific expertise is in the areas of media, journalism and social research with a specific focus on international journalism education, international journalism research and international advancement of democracy. Media Technology projects cover the new field of games research and sound analysis, while the research group visual thinking looks at the design processes and the development of design products. Ambient Intelligence Interacting multi-media systems Internet development Knowledge Access & Accessibility Sound Analysis & Design Visual Thinking Games http://www.haw-hamburg.de/english/research/information-media.html Energy & Sustainability / CC4E HAW Hamburg is a strategic partner in Hamburg’s renewable energy cluster with teaching and research in wind energy, smart grid technology, solar power and biomass fuels. With a Competence Centre for Energy (CC4E) and a new Energy Campus we are developing our expertise in this area. Mobility & Transport / CC New Flight As the third largest centre for civil aviation in the world and Northern Europe's logistics hub, Hamburg is looking for innovative solutions to reduce its carbon footprint and to develop a sustainable strategy for city growth. HAW Hamburg is part of the innovation cluster Hamburg Aviation and Northern Germany's logistics cluster. Health & Nutrition / CC Health With research in health promotion and public health, rehabilitation care, improving patient care and healthcare in old age as well as nutrition research in adiposity, food technology and organoleptic tests our Competence Centre Health networks with industry, government agencies and service providers in the healthcare sector.

doctorate level programs

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subject areas for exchange students

Exchange programmes We offer undergraduate classes in English (or where German is not required) for exchange students from our partner universities in the following areas: Design & art Our design and art classes cover a wide range of topics from book illustration, graphic design, photography, typography, comic, fashion and textile design and more. Some classes are in English while others are a mixture of German and English. Design & Art - Exchange Students Hamburg is Germany's second largest city after Berlin and home to fifty museums and galleries. With its creative scene and large publishing houses it is the ideal place for art and design. The Design degree programmes at the HAW Hamburg are characterised by an intensive groundwork in artistic and design techniques, bulding creativity and innovation. This is followed by the development of design concepts that are realised in a wide spectrum of media applications from book illustration, comic, web design to fashion collections and textile design. Art and Design guest students from our partner universities can study one or two guest semesters in Hamburg and can choose from a wide range of courses in the following fields: Design & Art courses in English* Aesthetics, Animation, Art Theory, Book Illustration, Brand Identity, Comic, Costume Design, Cultural Theory, Drawing, Editorial Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, International Workshop, Media Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Textile Design, Typography, Type Design * Some classes are in English, some are in German with an English tutorial. In all cases you do not need German to complete the classes. The module handbook (for winter semester 2014/15) shows you which courses are open to guest students. The courses change each semester. http://www.haw-hamburg.de/english/studyabroad/programmes-in-english/design-art.html Media & Film Our Media Technology programme has a strong focus on the hardware of film and media, offering exchange students the possibility to learn more about video, sound design and lighting. But classes also include dramaturgy and camera acting. Media and Film - Exchange Students With 700 film and television production companies Hamburg is one of Germany’s most important locations for audio-visual media. Studio Hamburg was one of the first television broadcasting companies after World War II. Hamburg is also developing a focus on animation and games; with an increasing number of companies setting up business in the city. Studies in the Department of Media Technology focus on the technical side of media but look also at the artistic side of the world of film, theatre and television. Graduates are responsible for the technical and business planning of audio-visual productions. Film students from our partner universities abroad can spend a semester or two in Hamburg studying some of the following modules: Media and Film Classes (where German is not required)* Artistic Compostion 2 Camera Acting Project (Short Cut) Perception Practice Dramaturgy Sound Design Studio Hamburg Project Video Technology & Production Video or Audio Project * Important: These classes are either totally in English or a mixture of English and German, where the professors will provide support in English. Group projects can make English the team language. Information about these classes and projects can be found in the module handbook. For all these study options German is not required. http://www.haw-hamburg.de/english/international-guest-students/programmes-in-english/media-film.html Digital information Hamburg is Germany's most important media centre and is home to several large publishing houses. Exchange students can take classes in English in digital culture and critical theory, social media and search engine technology. Digital Information & Media Culture - Exchange Students Hamburg is Germany's most important media centre and one of the most important media centres in Europe. It is home to the large publishing houses Axel Springer, Gruner & Jahr, ZEIT Verlag and Bauer who produce nationally and internationally acclaimed newspapers and magazines. The Department of Information at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences offers the undergraduate degree programmes »Media and Information« and »Library and Information Services«. Each summer semester (March - July) international guest students can get an insight into these degree programmes and take classes in English. The 30 ECTS semester programme »Digital Information & Media Culture« is made up of five modules: Digital Information & Media Culture - semester programme in English* Digital Culture and Critical Theory Macro Economy and International Communication Systems Search Engine Technology and Search Engine Use Social Media and Innovation Visual Resource Management * Summer semester 2015. These modules can change from one year to the next. The classes in this programme are in English and are each worth 6 ECTS. More information about the content of the classes can be found in the module handbook. Exchange students with at least B2 German can also take undergraduate classes in other areas that are offered in German only. See our list of Bachelor programmes. http://www.haw-hamburg.de/english/international-guest-students/programmes-in-english/digital-information.html More information about studying abroad as an exchange student at the HAW Hamburg.

application deadlines

Design: Application deadlines: Winter semester (Sept. - Feb.): 30. April Summer semester (March - July): 30. October (guest students from partner universities only; not open to freemovers) Media Application deadlines: Winter semester (Sept. - Feb.): 30. April Summer semester (March - July): 30. October (exchange students from partner universities only; not open to freemovers) Information: Application deadline: Summer semester (March - July): 30. October (guest students from partner universities only; not open to freemovers)

teaching languages

English

semester dates

Summer Term: 15.March - 15. July Winter Term: 15 September -. End of January

cost of living per month (studying and living)

When organising a study abroad semester in Hamburg you should plan for the following costs: Semester contribution 259 Euros * Health insurance (non-EU students only) 77 Euro/month Accommodation 265 - 350 Euro/month Living costs 350 - 500 Euro/month Total costs 3,700 - 5,000 Euro * winter semester 2014/15

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