Blick vom Parkcafé auf den Neubau der Fachhochschule und dem neugestalteten Stadtpark; Geschäftsführer Prof. (FH) Thomas Madritsch mit dem humanoiden Roboter NAO der FH Kufstein Tirol
Foto: FH Kufstein Tirol; Visualisierung: Auböck + Kárász / Henke Schreieck
New university building and Managing Director Prof. (FH) Thomas Madritsch with the humanoid robot NAO of FH Kufstein Tirol

FH Kufstein Tirol keeps on growing

29.11.2018 | General
“We have reached a new enrollment record, alumni of about 6,000 graduates and 40 training and further training options,” said Managing Director Prof. (FH) Thomas Madritsch with delight.

The expansion construction at the campus of FH Kufstein Tirol is rapidly progressing as the structural work of the gymnasium is already complete and the girders on the ceiling are presently being cast in concrete. Seminar rooms, laboratories, lecture halls and offices are being built above the gymnasium, which will be made available to Kufstein clubs. The expansion is urgently needed since the university is continually growing as confirmed by the most recent figures at the beginning of the winter semester.

Numerous innovative research and practical projects

“In the academic year 2017/18, we initiated a total of 27 research projects and completed 107 practical projects of which most were specific problem-solving tasks suggested by companies,” explained Rector of the University of Applied Sciences Prof. (FH) Mario Döller while also referencing the most recently published annual report that compiles and describes all projects. Döller himself manages a LEADER-funded research project that examines the preconditions for autonomous mobility in the Kufstein region in cooperation with DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen mbH.

A separate FFG-funded research project studies the automatic recognition of buildings on satellite images and the transfer of layouts into digital map material. “For 20 years, the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein has provided a crucial contribution to maintaining the competitiveness of the province of Tyrol while creating unique features. Research at FH Kufstein Tirol largely deals with digitization and supports innovation in industry, tourism and traffic,” emphasized Governor Günther Platter.

The university as an important component of the educational landscape

Managing Director Prof. (FH) Thomas Madritsch was also delighted about the success of FH Kufstein Tirol: “We have set a new enrollment record with 2,200 current students. About 6,000 alumni have meanwhile also completed their studies at the university in Kufstein, which offers 40 training and further training options.”

“The University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein is an essential component of the Tiyolean university landscape. In addition to innovative research, academic training and personal supervision, the university also provides an essential contribution to the conveyance of international skills as it has a worldwide network of more than 200 partner universities. The expansion building currently under construction is important and the right measure for the future of the university in order to take the growing number of study programs and students into account and remain competitive,” added Member of the Provincial Government Bernhard Tilg.

External awards as a quality confirmation

Independent distinctions also confirm the quality of the university. Thus, the global university ranking U-Multirank 2017 evaluated the international orientation and supervision ratio of FH Kufstein Tirol with “very good”. The university was also evaluated as one of the best employers in Austria within the context of cooperation between the industry magazine trend, Statista, kununu and Xing. Most recently, the university received the university-and-family Certificate for the third time.