Over the course of its 25-year existence, the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol has established itself as an international research and teaching institution. Within the departments Business & Management, Business & Society and Business & Technology, the university focuses its skills in the area of internationalization and networking in cooperation with industry.
Training in the occupational field affords many cooperation opportunities
Practically oriented academic training in the versatile study programs and cooperation with partner companies prepare students for the challenges of industry. In return, partner companies are given the opportunity to access the wide-ranging potential of students and expertise of teaching staff. The forms of cooperation are varied: both within the context of practical projects and scientific work that can be commissioned by companies as well as in form of internship placements for students and the hiring of graduates as employees.
The offer of FH Kufstein Tirol gives companies an ideal platform for the establishment of long-term partnerships with individual departments. Moreover, FH Kufstein Tirol supports the structural change in the region through intensive knowledge transfer between companies and their departments and substantially contributes to the innovation capacity of cooperating partners.
Specific cooperation fields with companies
- Commissioning of practical projects
Topical questions for example related to market and product developments or customer queries can provide a significant knowledge advantage for companies on account of examinations performed by students.
- Commissioning of research projects
Scientific employees at the university develop and answer research questions that are directly tailored to the knowledge requirements of partner companies while also exhibiting scientific independence.
- Commissioning of Bachelor and Master theses
Possibilities also exist within the context of bachelor and master theses to subject specific practical research questions and problem areas to scientific examination.
- Support when recruiting trainees (internship)
A full-time, one-semester internship is envisaged in the curriculum of bachelor study programs at the end of the program. If desired, students can be seamlessly taken over and become permanent employees at the respective company.
- Support when recruiting graduates
The Alumni & Career Services of FH Kufstein Tirol support close contact between companies and students through numerous measures.
- Cooperation partnership or sponsoring
FH Kufstein Tirol supports their partner companies in other ways as well, for example with respect to the distribution of grants, competition and contest offers and the like.
The varied thematic orientation covers a range of subject areas. An overview of the specific topics according to each study program is available here.
Research & development with and for companies
The principle goal of the R&D activities of FH Kufstein Tirol is to develop a clear and application-oriented research profile for the university location. The transfer of research results and close cooperation with industry is especially important to us.
Within the scope of this target, FH Kufstein Tirol offers an innovative platform for the exchange of services with industry and economic partners. Our activity profile also encompasses the following:
- Processing or R&D projects upon direct commissioning or within the context of funded programs (EU, FWF, FFG, etc.)
- Creation of reports and examinations within the research focal points or research areas of our scientific employees
- Planning and execution of scientific events and conferences
The Business School of FH Kufstein Tirol supports and accompanies corporations in their search for solutions for essential future topics. The teaching staff at FH Kufstein Tirol has practical experience and therefore focuses on application and usage benefits. For us, consulting means practically implementing knowledge and achieving real effectiveness and results with our customers.
i.ku – Innovation platform Kufstein
The innovation platform Kufstein is a network of initiators who contribute to the sustainable well-being of the region of the Tirolean lowlands through exchange and communal activities. The region is to be prepared for the topics of the future as participating companies and institutions contribute to the following:
- Recognizing prospective challenges
- Generating impulses for innovation processes
- Providing support for the development of necessary skills and convictions
Numerous companies already benefit from their cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol.