Institutes & Services
Fachbibliothek Hochschule Karlsruhe FBH (Academic Library)
The Fachbibliothek Hochschule Karlsruhe (FBH), which forms part of the library of the University of Karlsruhe KIT, provides HsKA students with technical literature.
Fachbibliothek Hochschule Karlsruhe
Tel.: (0721) 925-2866
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to bis 12 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During the examination period: There will be extended opening hours on Sundays and public holidays by special announcement.
Reprographie (Printing Shop)
The Reprographie of HsKA produces different print media for HsKA members, especially lecture notes of the faculties, for sale to their students. Also, the Reprographie sells RRZN handbooks. For information about these books, see Uni Hannover
Services for students:
- Students can have copies made of their thesis work, project reports, or of books.
- Modern printers and copiers allow different bookbinding or punching techniques to put the copies together as a booklet.
- Grayscale or color print, single or duplex available.
- Spiral binding or softcover binding possible, including transparent cover and a coloured backsheet - different colours for choice.
- Low-priced and high-quality work.
- Printouts from all common data formats (preferrably pdf file, but also word, excel or powerpoint). Files can be handed in by email or on any storage medium (USB stick, CD ROM or DVD). If possible, combine several pdf files in one folder for quicker processing.
- Sale of the vouchers which are required to use digital plotters in the poolrooms to print out large-sized digital plots with a standard width of 92 cm and length of 1.25 up to 10 meters. For questions about the available plotters, please contact Mr Steffen Merlan.
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
At the start of lecture period: There will be extended opening hours on by special announcement.
Referat für Technik- und Wissenschaftsethik rtwe (Center for the Enhancement of Ethics in Science and Engineering)
The Referat für Technik- und Wissenschaftsethik, a central service institution for all universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, is located at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. The rtwe offers an extensive program for acquiring the necessary social and communicative skills. Courses range from classical personal ethics to the latest social theory. Students and teachers wanting to examine their chosen career from an ethical point of view can take advantage of various modules: from an anthropology of technology to the VDI code of ethics for engineers, from business and scientific ethics to the theory and practice of sustainable development as defined in Rio-Agenda 21.
The rtwe is located at Daimlerstraße 5b, room 223+224. Map (PDF)
Head of RTWE:
Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Wörz
Tel. (0721) 925-1760
Tel. (0721) 925-1762
Fax (0721) 925-1767
Dipl.-Verwaltungswirt (FH) Thorsten Gutsche
Tel. (0721) 925-1764
For further information, please see www.rtwe.de.
Institut für Fremdsprachen IFS (Foreign Language Institute)
The Institut für Fremdsprachen (IFS) coordinates the foreign language program at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Courses in a variety of languages are offered both during the semester and as two-week intensive courses during the lecture-free period. Students attend these language courses as part of their degree programs or as electives. Each semester approximately 1600 students attend one of the language courses offered.
The proficiency levels of the language courses correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). Certificates are awarded in English (CEF level C1), French (CEF levels B1 and B1/B2), and Spanish (CEF levels B1 and B1/B2). The curriculum focuses on preparing students to use the target language in a professional environment. The program in English includes courses in Technical English.
International students are particularly interested in the German courses. Students can attend intensive or extensive courses at the Institute which lead to the CEF level A2. German courses on a higher proficiency level can be attended through our cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The so-called SIP-Program (Sprache und interkulturelle Praxis) gives students the opportunity to acquire survival skills in various target languages and cultures, e. g. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc. The curriculum includes cross-cultural information useful in the workplace.
The Institute also offers students additional services, such as assistance in preparing job applications in English, and regularly participates in innovative projects.
The Institute has staff positions for English and Spanish instructors. In addition, approximately 60 adjunct instructors teach part-time within the program. The Institute is headed by a professor with a background in language teaching, currently a professor in the Faculty of Management Science and Engineering who is also a native speaker of English.
For further information, please contact our departmental office:
Ms. Berumen or Ms. Wittenberg