About südwissen

What does südwissen do?

  • digital infrastructure and umbrella marketing
  • qualification
  • trend research and development

What does südwissen do?

Südwissen connects the universities in the southwest on the topic of continuing education. Through cooperation, we create synergies, facilitate processes and enable development.

The state universities in Baden-Württemberg are advised, informed, and supported by südwissen through

  • digital infrastructure and umbrella marketing
  • qualification
  • trend research and development

The focus is on the core topics of marketing, quality management, framework conditions, continuing education management and the development of offerings. Südwissen is responsible for the interests of continuing education at the cooperating universities and supports them in reaching those interested in continuing education.

The centerpiece is the joint platform on which universities can present their continuing education portfolio. Individuals and companies obtain comprehensive information on continuing education at universities and can book courses directly online. The platform makes the continuing education offerings of the participating universities more visible and easier to access.

Südwissen moderates the cooperative networking of continuing education at universities and is the contact for companies and organizations. The südwissen team is at your disposal as a central point of contact. The further expansion of südwissen is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg (MWK) within the framework of the continuing education initiative “Weiter.mit.Bildung@BW” as part of the initiative “Zukunftsland BW – Stärker aus der Krise” and will be continued under the name “Hochschulweiterbildung@BW”.

Develop the continuing education activities at your institute Die Geschäftsstelle des Verbunds südwissen koordiniert alle Angebote und betreibt das Dachmarketing sowie die digitale Infrastruktur. Das südwissen-Team steht Ihnen als zentraler Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung.  So können Sie sich besser auf Ihre Teilnehmenden und die inhaltliche und didaktische Qualität Ihrer Weiterbildungen konzentrieren. Die Geschäftsstelle arbeitet eng mit den Weiterbildungszentren und beteiligten Fachbereichen zusammen, sodass ein Maximum an Expertise für den Verbund zur Verfügung steht. Darüber hinaus vertieft südwissen die Beziehungen zu anderen Netzwerken in Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Bildung, um Austausch und Kooperationen zu festigen und auszubauen.

  • University of Freiburg

    With around 25,000 students, the University of Freiburg is one of the oldest universities in Germany. As a comprehensive university with 11 faculties and 20 scientific centers, it offers cutting-edge research and a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

    Department of Educational Transfer of the University of Freiburg

    The Department of Educational Transfer at the University of Freiburg is the transfer-oriented competence center for education, training and continuing education at the University of Freiburg. Students, employees and interested persons from society and the economy will find offers for professional, interdisciplinary, and career and personality-oriented qualification here.

    Disciplines of continuing education offers

    Health and medicine, computer science, culture and society, life sciences, methodology, psychology and social sciences, engineering and physics, environment and natural resources, economics and management

  • Furtwangen University (HFU)

    The core business of Furtwangen University is scientifically based, practice-oriented education and training. As a leading innovation partner for companies, cooperations and intensive partnerships with industry are a matter of course.

    HFU Akademy

    The HFU Academy offers continuing education for professionals who want to give their careers a boost or a new direction. The daily business of the HFU Academy includes seminars, certificate courses, expert workshops and in-house training for companies. Online learning and internal continuing education for HFU has been part of the service portfolio for many years.

    Disciplines of continuing education offers

    Computer science, digitalization, technology, economics, media, health, and key qualifications

Advisory board

The advisory board supports the strategic project management. The advisory board members accompany the development and implementation of the project Hochschulweiterbildung@BW. The advisory board consists of 15 members:

Annika Bohn
Head of the Department of Education Policy, Vocational Training and Higher Education
German Federation of Trade Unions – Region of Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Monica Bravo Granström
Managing Director Academy of Continuing Education
University of Education Weingarten

Prof. Heike Bühler
Department of Basic Issues in Studies and Teaching, Student Orientation, Advanced Scientific Training, Accreditation
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Frey
Nürtingen-Geislingen University

Acad. Dir. Jan Ihwe
Head of the Department of Educational Transfer
University of Freiburg

Dr. Alexandra Jürgens
German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education, group of Baden-Württemberg in the German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education

Romina Junk, Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH)
Managing Director Institute for Continuing Education in the Sciences
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

Ariane Lang
Bildungswerk der Baden-Württembergischen Wirtschaft

Milena Müller
Scientific advisor
evalag Evaluationsagentur Baden-Württemberg

Irene Sauerbrey
Student in the MBA program Social and Healthcare Management
University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Schumacher
Executive Director of the School of Advanced Professional Studies (SAPS)
University of Ulm

Prof. Dr. Dr. Claudia Spahn
Vice Rector for Research and International Relations
Freiburg University of Music

Prof. Dr. Michael Stürner
Vice Rector for Teaching
University of Konstanz

Matthias Toepfer
Head of the University Policy and Political Dialogue Unit
for the association „Unternehmer Baden-Württemberg e.V.“

Prof. Dr. Peter Väterlein
Vice President and Permanent Representative of the President
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

Dr. Michael Vössing
Head of University Policy Affairs
Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BWIHK)