Our university stands for future-oriented sustainable teaching and research. We want to shape the future together with all members of our university. We have decided to go forward on the Bio-economy by breaking new ground and looking for innovative perspectives. We invite everyone involved to actively contribute their own ideas and skills to this process. Because the world is changing - and change is the order of the day!
We have established thematic focal points in the fields of biotechnology, energy, construction and business administration which are subject-specific and interdisciplinary from the perspectives of natural scientists, engineers, architects and economists. Our study programs are closely linked to professional practice and set up in an interdisciplinary manner with an international perspective. With numerous laboratories, studios and workshops, students enjoy optimal infrastructure and facilities to exploit their potential and expand their skills.
In addition to teaching and further education, research is also the focus of our activities. Together with our vast network of partners from the academic and economic sectors, we develop new innovative projects and further research approaches with the focus of environmentally friendly and climate-neutral technologies and processes. We convey these in the form of courses for students and also present them on open days and events that are open to the general public.
Buildings shape our environment like hardly anything else. With the structure of their rooms, their shape, construction, and materials, they create living spaces in the home and cities. In our degree courses, we teach students the relationship between people, buildings, and the environment and encourage them to develop innovative methods in the field of architecture and construction. Our study programs promote technical understanding as well as socio-political commitment and creativity and help students to recognize and embark on their individual career paths.
Global climate change is not unnecessary scaremongering but a legitimate challenge. The only effective action is to rethink our society and to restructure the energy sector. We consider future-proof energy systems to be inextricably linked with the construction and operation of sustainable objects of any size. As scientists, we see a transformation from fossil to renewable resources as urgently needed in the context of the energy transition.
Civil Engineering and Project Management
Civil engineers and construction project managers shape the world of tomorrow and create sustainable infrastructure and also ensure we a sustainable development of the environment. The work of civil engineers, therefore, requires an exchange between different disciplines and an understanding of their working methods and technical language. In addition to this interdisciplinary approach, the civil engineer's area of responsibility is also growing with increasing responsibilities for the entire life cycle of the created objects. Project development, financing, controlling, renovation, planning, execution and monitoring, legal matters, and contract drafting.
The world - and with it the business world - is in upheaval: digitization, climate change and globalization are fundamentally changing companies and their previous business models.
Formerly successful business models are disappearing, while new companies and business ideas are emerging. Smart technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live, work and do business. This means that future specialists and managers who are flexible and creative enough to meet the challenges of tomorrow will have great career opportunities and above-average income prospects.
Faculty of Biotechnology
The Biotechnology Department at HBC trains specialists who are in demand in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and even parts of the energy industry. A central tool in our teaching is the state-of-the-art laboratories in which we map the entire manufacturing process in the industry. This guarantees one aspect of teaching that is particularly important to us: relevance to practice.
International and Intercultural study program
HBC develops a new International Intercultural Study Program (“IIP@HBC”). The program offers 30 ECTS of intercultural and interdisciplinary courses to prepare students the competence to address the climate change and its effects on the ecosystem with an international perspective. The courses are on Bachelor level and are divided into 3 clusters designed for students from different disciplines:
- International Infrastructure and Project Life Cycle Management
- Designed Sustainability
- Production and Purification of Large Molecules
Application and Admission
You are welcomed to spend one or two exchange semesters at HBC!
Your home university can send us a nomination, when the nomination is accepted, you will receive the link of the online application portal and further practical information from the HBC International Office.
For partner universities:
Nomination deadline for the following winter semester: May 1
Nomination deadline for the following summer semester: November 1
Application deadline for the following winter semester: May 15
Application deadline for the following summer semester: November 15
Factsheet with exchange informations:
International degree seekers
Bibearch is located in the Upper Swabia region of the German state of Baden-Württemberg which can look back on a rich historical past. Nowadays it is also a significant industrial location where numerous multi-international corporates establish their headquarters.
The two campuses of the university: Campus Stadt in the heart of Biberach and Campus Aspach just a few kilometers away. Short distances and the easy access to the university employees enable easier cooperation and create a lively campus atmosphere. There are also a lot of festive events in Bibearch around the year!
As a university with a focus on construction and energy, we see it necessary not only to impart technologies and skills that are environmentally friendly and resource efficient, but also to implement them under our own roof. We were the first university in Baden-Württemberg to develop an integrated climate protection concept as part of the national climate protection initiative. Our target is to achieve as a climate-neutral university by 2040.
HBC, with its two locations Campus Stadt and Campus Aspach, has been one of the six EMAS-certified universities in Baden-Württemberg since 2015. EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is the environmental management certification of the European Union and is one of the most important systems worldwide for continuously improving the environmental situation and ensuring sustainable organization.
Another commitment that is close to our hearts is the family-friendliness of our university. We offer students and employees a wide range of advisory services for intensive family phases in life - be it with small children or with family members in need of care. We are also committed to ensure equality and diversity at HBC, so that staff and students enjoy equal treatment regardless of gender, ethnic or social origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity, religion, ideology or political opinion.
HBC have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and are committed to our Erasmus Policy Statement with the core principle of digitalization, inclusion and sustainability in participation of the Erasmus+ Program.
Still have questions? Our International Office is happy to advise and assist you!