Biotech and Environment – exchange students

The Faculty of Life Sciences is the second-largest faculty at HAW Hamburg and offers a wide range of engineering programmes in environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical biotechnology and process engineering. It focuses especially on teaching and research on renewable energies and environmental engineering, and has an Energy Campus for research. This also reflects the city of Hamburg's strategic focus on renewable energies.

Each summer semester (March–July), exchange students from partner universities have the opportunity to take undergraduate English-language classes in the areas of environmental quantification and analysis as well as biotechnology, and graduate classes in renewable energy systems:

Biotech and Environment – courses in English

  • Applied Hydrobiology
  • Downstream Processing of Natural Products
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Human Resource and Staff Management
  • Instrumental Analysis*
  • Mathematics 3
  • Pharmaceutical Toxicology
  • Project Management
  • Renewable Energies  Fuel Cells**
  • Renewable Energies  Photovoltaic Applications**
  • Sustainable Energy Economics

* Limited number of places  ** module exam

Download the module handbook for more information about the classes.

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Renewable Energy Systems (graduate exchange only)**

  • Bioenergy  Biofuels
  • Data Acquisition
  • Energy Conversion***
  • Methods and Tools for Advanced Control Systems
  • Wind Energy


** Subject to approval by the department. Must have sufficient prerequisites.
*** Class partly in German

Download the module handbook for more information about the classes.

If capacity allows, exchange students can also take one or two classes in Nutrition and Health.

Application deadline:
Summer semester (March–July): 30 October
(open to: exchange students from partner universities, Global E3 partners and freemovers)

Female student standing in a chemistry lab

My classes were very practical. We did a few excursions to companies in Hamburg and we had speakers from industry who talked about their jobs.

Axelle Dagnelie, France

Contact

Astrid von der Heide
Student Exchange Coordinator
Fakultätsverwaltung LS