University description (as per official university website)
WHAT THE FH VORARLBERG UNIQUE?
FH Vorarlberg thinks and works forward. Because of their students, it's not about yesterday or today, it is about the day after tomorrow.
As an important Wissenmarktplatz in the Lake Constance region offers an ideal environment for the Relief Society contacts and inspiring learning experience. You inspired - as a personal development partner for its students and the people in the economy and society of the region. The Relief Society is thought leader, driving force and solution partner in innovative issues. This connects people, science, economy and society - regionally and internationally.
For the students of the Relief Society brings this self many advantages, including:
Courses that are exciting: Because they are practical by the exchange with companies. Because flow from the Relief Society research new questions and ideas in the study.
An environment that is ideal for studying simple: through the openness and cooperative environment, excellent infrastructure, a large international network of universities for student exchange and comprehensive services.
The interesting situation in the four-border region of Austria-Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein with high recreational value and a strong economy.
supports a campus atmosphere, the personal development of intensive care, short routes, open doors and the interested exchange between students and teachers.
Finally: an internationally recognized academic degree as a solid basis for a successful, professional development.
... These advantages, the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg make it unique - especially for people with ideas, curiosity and commitment.
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?
Many fields of study are offered both at universities and at FHs. Where should I study so - at a college or university? To this question is no universal right answer, but a very correct individual decision.
A study at a college ...
is very practical and implementation-oriented, in many FH's programs made by students for projects with real companies, it is the knowledge applied directly.
College courses have a fixed study period. (Bachelor's degree: 6 semesters, master's degree: 3 or 4 semesters). To get to this time to a close, the college's program is more structured, students should have a fixed timetable.
At the FH not only studies but also the number of study is fixed. Therefore, there are no colleges in overcrowded classrooms.
"Typically FH" - that is:
Working in small groups on practical issues
Clear time frame, clear structure,
a high proportion of teachers right out of the economy,
innovative teaching and intensive supervision of students,
fixes internship and study abroad,
Transfer of expertise and of profound social and methodological skills,
good study environment - facilities and infrastructure to the young colleges are very good,
more, but smaller trials.
A study at a university ...
is more on theory and for all who seek a Career wissenschafltiche a good choice.
university studies may have no fixed study period - thus we choose to be "Studiertempo" free, but it takes usually longer to finish.
Since most university courses do not have a limitation of the study, it can lead to overcrowded classrooms and lack of places in courses, delaying the course of study.
"Typical university" - that is:
High degree of self-organization for students
Wide range of courses from which students compose himself a student plan
Teaching is by lectures on a large scale and a deepening in seminars / exercises on a smaller scale
In-depth theoretical training, less application-oriented knowledge
Fewer, large trials
FH Vorarlberg is often referred to as the "little country university".
In fact, it combines the advantages of a college with a few advantages of the universities:
so the students of the Relief Society as part of "transdisciplinary Lehrverantaltungen" breathe in other departments and enweitern their horizons,
a Master's degree offered in all of the Relief Society "Module Library" offers a large selection of courses from which the students can choose - depending on personal preferences - and to develop their individual profile.
The Relief Society has a high proportion of habilitation professors and through international cooperation in higher education paves the way to the PhD, a master of the following academic degrees, which is otherwise only available in Austria at universities.
A well-developed research and development - far above the average FH provides ongoing impetus for new and innovative topics in the courses.
The Fachhochschule Vorarlberg is a good choice - especially for people with ideas, curiosity and commitment. Offers the ideal environment for a university Dornbirner a promising and personal development.