About us

FHnet is a network bringing together all the 23 universities of applied science that participate in the EU-Strategie-FH program, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

These 23 institutions have set out to

  • Position themselves strategically in relation to European research topics
  • Increase the visibility and recognition of applied science and the corresponding institutions in Europe
  • Raise more European funding for research, especially within the framework of research programmes such as Horizon 2020

What we do

  • FHnet is a cooperative network that comprises various types of projects, people, and experience.
  • FHnet offers a platform and support for exchange, collaboration, visibility, and strategic tasks.
  • FHnet is continually developing.

The network was established in 2015 on the initiative of the participating universities of applied sciences and was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2023. The coordination office for the FHnet network was based at Bremen University of Applied Sciences.

Since January 2024, the network has been coordinated by a team of spokespersons. The current spokespersons are Tarja Dworrak (Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences), Kai Hillebrecht (Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences), Eva Maria Klos (Trier University of Applied Sciences), Kathrin Rath (HAW Hamburg) and Anja Röllich (HTW Dresden).

23 universities of applied sciences are represented in the network.

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FHnet Team