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Teaching Quality Pact: The HFT Stuttgart is further promoting the „Effective Study“ concept.

The University is currently in the second funding period of federal-state programme for better study conditions.

The University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart is one of seven Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg, which is taking part in the second funding period of the federal-state programme „Teaching Quality Pact“ for better study conditions and greater quality in teaching. This means the successful „Effective Study“ concept by the HFT Stuttgart is continued.

The University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart considers teaching as its core area and works with great energy and passion to continuously develop teaching within the university and further to adapt to ever changing needs. „We are very pleased to be able to expand our range of measures to improve our study conditions“, explains Prof. Dr. Rein, Vice-chancellor for Academic Affairs. „It is a great acknowledgment of all the work of our employees at the HFT Stuttgart, that we are one of the few universities that are promoted in the second period.“

During the first nationwide competition in 2011 the HFT Stuttgart was able to succeed amongst 204 submitted applications with the concept of „Effective Study“.

For four years the HFT Stuttgart has been carrying out a bunch of special targeted structural activities in the areas of „support and advice“, „quality of teaching“ and „academic success“.

In the second funding period, the focus is put on measures such as the use of student learning coaches and specialist training consultants to facilitate the transition between school and university. Furthermore, the subject-related university didactics are promoted in the field of engineering sciences and mathematics. Likewise a major focus is also placed on the promotion of e-skills, media literacy, as well as additional student events within the framework of the “Studium Integrale”. All initiatives are embedded in a comprehensive process of change and are understood and implemented as part of the organisational development. Students are actively participating in developing the processes.

Nationwide a total of 137 applications were selected for the second funding phase. The selected proposals will be funded with a total of 820 million euros from 2016 to 2020.

Helena Forkert (helena.forkert@hft-stuttgart.de)