Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) 

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The Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (German: Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg) is a higher education and applied research institution in Hamburg, Germany. The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, formerly known as Fachhochschule Hamburg, was founded in 1970. In terms of student enrollment, the HAW is Hamburg's second-largest university and Germany's fourth-largest applied sciences university. The Faculty of Technology and Computer Science is HAW Hamburg's largest faculty, with 163 professors teaching approximately 6,000 students across four departments and 21 courses. The Faculty of Life Sciences houses 18 courses that are directly related to people's basic living conditions. The range of subjects includes everything from health and nutrition to natural sciences and engineering. The Faculty of Design, Media, and Information, with 72 professors and 3007 students, offers courses ranging from design to media technology areas such as light and sound design and game design, as well as information and media courses. Teachers are drawn from practice and research. With the help of 88 professors, approximately 4,000 students at the Faculty of Economics and Social Affairs in four departments and 20 courses, gain practical skills that enable them to contribute to long-term solutions to critical social challenges. HAW Hamburg views quality development as an ongoing and collaborative process. The emphasis is on high-quality research and instruction. At the same time, HAW Hamburg is expanding its reputation as a research university. HAW Hamburg is shaped by people from over 100 different countries. Their unique strength is their diversity.

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