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Sustainability as a key issue for the future: The University of Applied Sciences (FH) Kufstein Tirol puts sustainability at the center of its work and pools its ambitions to set an example and act as a pioneer.
 

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Sustainability in Action 

Our Strategy


“We are determined to take responsibility and want to set an example with our activities. The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol strives to play a pioneering role in running our operations in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.”
Prof. (FH) Dr. Thomas Madritsch, CEO Managing Director of FH Kufstein Tirol

The sustainable initiatives of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol lie in these five areas:

  • Sustainable buildings and operations
  • Initiatives related to teaching
  • Initiatives for and by faculty and staff
  • Initiatives related to events and visitors
  • Ongoing communication about the topic
     

Alliance for sustainble higher education institutions

“Global challenges call for coordinated efforts across society and a shift in values as the only way to achieve sustainable development.”
Mag. (FH) Sara Neubauer, Head of Quality and Project Management at FH Kufstein Tirol and Member of the Board, Alliance for Sustainable Higher Education Institutions

In October 2021, FH Kufstein Tirol joined forces with other Austrian universities of applied sciences to form the Alliance for Sustainable Higher Education Institutions. This initiative was honored with the 2022 Sustainability Award in the category of Regional Cooperation by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Higher education institutions that are members of the Alliance commit to addressing sustainability in the following four areas:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • University management
  • Cooperation activities
     

Bündnis Nachhaltige Hochschulen


News

The sustainability initiatives of the university of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol:

 

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Teaching and conducting research on sustainability

Selected Projects


“Teaching and research, too, should contribute to the university’s sustainability initiatives. Thanks to the efforts of many people at our university, new content is constantly being added to curricula and new areas of research are explored. These endeavors keep sustainability firmly rooted in everyone’s consciousness as an important issue.”
Prof. (FH) Dr. Mario Döller, Rector of FH Kufstein Tirol

 

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Studying sustainability

An Education for Green Jobs


“Students at our university receive a very hands-on education that allows them to become the visionaries of the future. This involves both classroom studies and practical projects where we collaborate with outside stakeholders. To give just one example, together with our students we support municipalities and regions in their energy transition.”
Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber, Director of Studies, Energy & Sustainability Management and Facility & Real Estate Management

The responsible and sustainable use of resources requires motivated experts with a solid technical understanding that allows them to develop innovative solutions. Our degree programs educate precisely these specialists and impart a very broad range of knowledge, spanning technical, business, as well as social and communication skills. The instructors in our program come from different sub-industries and can therefore expose students to all the different facets of sustainability.

Given the current lack of qualified specialists with in-depth knowledge of sustainability, our motivated graduates have first-rate career opportunities with the skills they have acquired. With the help of their innovative ideas, they can help shape sustainability in companies, municipalities, and regions.
 

Podcast

A podcast series on sustainability: Students of the part-time master’s programs in Energy & Sustainability Management and Facility & Real Estate Management demonstrate their knowledge and skills, as well as their commitment to a sustainable future, in a truly impressive fashion.

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COURSES THAT INTEGRATE SUSTAINABILITY


“Our students are sensitized to the importance of sustainability across all subjects and sectors. Whether it’s a cultural event or a sporting event: It’s paramount that they are planned thoughtfully, implemented in a resource-saving way, and include all population groups.”
Asc. Prof. (FH) Mag. Monika Kohlhofer, Director of Studies, Sports, Culture & Event Management (B.A. and M.A. programs)

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CURRICULA OF OTHER PROGRAMS:

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES

Full-time and part-time

  • Science for Future & Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation I: Basics
  • Digital Transformations II: Markets & Companies
  • Scientific Topics in International Business Studies

SPORTS, CULTURE & EVENT MANAGEMENT

Full-time and part-time

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Full-time

  • Strategic Corporate Management & Business Ethics

Industrial Engineering & Management

Full-time

  • Electrical Engineering (lecture)
  • Electrical engineering (practice)
  • Production technology and materials engineering
  • Automation technology (lecture)
  • Automation technology (practice)
  • Design Project (Product Development)
  • Design Project (Production)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Innovations Management and Product Development
  • Digital Product Development
  • Trends in R&D
  • Production Management
  • Trends in Production

DIGITAL MARKETING

Full-time and part-time

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES

Full-time

  • Science for Future & Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation I: Organizations & Environment
  • Digital Transformation II: Management & Application

SPORTS, CULTURE & EVENT MANAGEMENT

Part-time

SPORTS, CULTURE & EVENT MANAGEMENT

Full-time

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