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FH Ranking 2017: Executives Assessed the Quality of Degree Programmes

For the seventh time in nine years, the FH Upper Austria has been rated as the best university of applied sciences in Austria by more than 600 executives at industriemagazin’s ranking of the universities of applied sciences.

Study degree programme of School of Management in Steyr ranked number one

The Master's degree programme "Supply Chain Management" of the FH Upper Austria School of Management in Steyr received the best average score (1.95) from a total of 318 assessed courses. Second place in the overall ranking: the Bachelor "International Logistics Management" (2.00) - also from FH Upper Austria Steyr Campus.
"An essential foundation for the quality of training and research in the logistics sector is that logistics is a strategic field of the state of Upper Austria. A network of excellence has been established around this topic. The Logistikum in Steyr is Austria's largest research unit for logistics, which is why we have created an important basis for the current and practical relevance of the degree programmes, "explains Prof. DI Franz Staberhofer.

In the "Finance and Accounting" category, an additional degree programme from FH Upper Austria Steyr Campus was awarded the two top places: the Bachelor's and Master's degree "Controlling, Accounting and Financial Management" achieved a score average of 2.09 (Master) and 2.11 (Bachelor's degree). In the category "Engineering and other", the Bachelor's degree "Production and Management" of the Steyr faculty was also rated outstandingly by surveyed executives and landed in second place with a grade average of 2.23.

Informatics: Eleven positions in the top 20

Top grades were also issued to Hagenberg Campus in the category "Computer Science, Software". The Bachelor's degree "Software Engineering" was rated with an average score of 2.13. The Master's degree came in second place with an average score of 2.19 - ahead of Hagenberg's "Mobile Computing" programme. Eight additional Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes offered by the FH Upper Austria School of Informatics, Communications and Media made it into the Top 20.
Ranking results were similar in the "Management, IT" category: The IT campus was selected by the leaders with "Information Security Management", "Information Engineering and Management" and "Human Centered Computing" three times as being among the Top 5.

Top-Rated in "Engineering"

The FH Upper Austria Wels Campus was particularly successful in the "Processing Technology" category achieving the first two places in the ranking with the Master's degree (average grade: 2.21) and Bachelor's degree (average grade: 2.22) in "Materials and Process Engineering".
In the "Automation, Electronics" category, the Wels Campus received excellent scores landing among the top 5 with “Automation Engineering” with average scores of 2.12 (Master) and 2.14 (Bachelor).  In the field of "Energy and Environmental Technology" the School of Engineering in Wels landed a third place just behind two other programmes with "Eco Energy Engineering".

FH Upper Austria the strongest research university of applied sciences

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is Austria's strongest university of applied sciences in terms of research. Currently more than 5,800 students are studying at our 4 Schools in Hagenberg, Linz, Steyr and Wels. More than 60 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes are available. 10 English taught degree programmes and co-operation with 240 partner universities in 60 countries open up many international perspectives. Our researchers provide one third of the total research effort at Austria's universities of applied sciences

On behalf of Industriemagazin, the online market and opinion research institute meinungsraum.at surveyed a total of 641 executives from all economic sectors in Austria on 24th and 10th February 2017 about the image and quality of a total of 318 Austrian FH degree programmes in economics and engineering at the 18 Austrian universities of applied sciences.