Gemäß der hochschulischen Tradition, erhielt Dr. Christian Schmid im Rahmen der Antrittsvorlesung den Titel Professor (FH) offiziell verliehen. Seinem virtuellen Vortrag folgten rund 40 interne und externe Interessierte.
Student-faculty ratio and academic supervision
The FH Kufstein has flat hierarchies and adheres to an open-door policy. In our comparatively small institution, there are more than 450 full-time faculty members as well as part-time lecturers available to support about 2000 students in their academic endeavors. The excellent personal and academic supervision is given by the fact that the degree program classes are organized as small, annual groups that move through the curriculum together.
This academic support is especially important when it comes time for students to select their professional internships in international companies in Austria or abroad. Another supervision-intensive activity is the work on the bachelor or diploma theses. Also nowadays, in light of the new teaching methods that are being implemented, faculty members face new challenges in supporting students, such as how to most effectively combine e-learning activities with on-site phases.