The "new" faculty 4 was founded in April 2009. It bundles the STEM disciplines (STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) within the University of Hildesheim - in our case mathematics, natural sciences, economics, computer science and technology education. In Germany, there is consensus within the scientific community, policy makers and companies that a special focus on graduates in STEM fields is needed to maintain economic competitiveness. The new faculty 4 strongly supports this necessity.
Within the area of information technology we offer four study programs: CApplied computer science« »Information Management & Information Technology« and »Information Systems«, both on Bachelor and Master levels (B.Sc. / M.Sc.; German: »Angewandte Informatik« / »Informationsmanagement and Informationstechnologie« / »Wirtschaftsinformatik«). Stating with the winter semester 2016/17 we also offer an »International Master's Program in Data Analytics« taught completely in English.
In Environmental Sciences we offer »Environmental preservation« (»Umweltsicherung«) on the Bachelor level (within the two-subject-Bachelor of Science below) and »Environment, nature protection and sustainability education« (»Umwelt, Naturschutz und Nachhaltigkeitsbildung«) on the Master level (B.Sc. / M.Sc.)
The University of Hildesheim also offers a two-subject-Bachelor-course with a large variety of subjects. The faculty 4 contributes to this Bachelor-course with the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Technology education and Economics. If the main subject is one of these subjects, a Bachelor of Science is awarded (otherwise, a Bachelor of Arts). The two-subject-Bachelor of Science can be combined with either a teacher education focus (qualifying for subsequent studies of a Master of Education) or a professional focus, e.g. »Environmental preservation« (»Umweltsicherung«) named above.
Despite a small part of classes being tought in English, a good command of the German language is neccessary to study the courses currently offered, except for the »International Master's Program in Data Analytics«. The International Office (IO) of the University of Hildesheim will be glad to offer assitance to any students form abroad if they are interested in studying here - both full-time and as an exchange student.
The faculty 4 is actively particiapting in research world-wide, with numerous cooperations and partner nationally and internationally. Out research focuses are Information Technology (IT), Environmental Sciences and didactics in natural sciences and mathematics.
We emphasise a unity of research and teaching and strive for research-orientied studying. We have intensive contacts and cooperations with local companies and schools and foster junior researchers.
We currently maintain ERASMUS cooperations with 8 universitys in 6 countries (Austria, Croatia, Danmark, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey).