The terrorist attacks on Israel horrify and deeply sadden us. The HfG has maintained close ties with Israeli universities for years and values the lively and fruitful exchange between its members. We are following the events with concern, also for students of the HfG who are staying in Israel, and stand in solidarity with the students, staff, and faculty of the Holon Institute of Technology and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Congratulations to HfG (University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd) master alumni Mario Rieker and Sven Hornburg: Their design project "POWERbänk – EV Charging Service", created in the second semester of the master program Strategic Design, was awarded the "iF Design Student Award 2023" in the category "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure". For their master's thesis "muvit", the two HfG alumni also received the university award of the Sparkassenstiftung Ostalb in May 2023.
On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) invited interested visitors to a lecture on the life and work of the industrial designer Paula Straus. Paula Straus, born in Stuttgart in 1894, completed her training in Schwäbisch Gmünd. In 1943, she was murdered by the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp. A current exhibition in Stuttgart was the occasion for the rediscovery of an important designer with local roots.
Johannes Rothkegel, Leon Burg, and Jannes Daur, students of University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG), received the "ADC Talent Award 2023 – Silver Nail" for their Invention Design project "DETACT – A tactile card system for people with blindness". The project "RepAiR – AR Repair Aid System" by HfG students Nicole Krein, Jun Wang, and André Jacoby received the "ADC Talent Award 2023 – Bronze Nail".
In mid-May 2023, University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) hosted the international conference “reshape – How do Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning reshape the landscape of art and design?” The event was held in the context of the German KITeGG research project.
Celina Grundmann and Lasse Mieruch, graduates of HfG, received the “iphiGenia Gender Design Award“ in the “Volition“ category and the "if Design Student Award" for their Bachelor's thesis „K-WIR – A Crossmedia Consulting Concept and Practical Toolkit“.
In May 2023, University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) hosted the International Seminar Week. A total of 20 workshops by lecturers from the HfG, but also from our partner universities, designers, and speakers from Israel, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, and Austria were on the agenda with regard to current developments in design, culture, and society.
HfG students Franziska Dehm and Dominic Hahn won the "Green Concept Award" for their work "PlantScrew". The project "lecka - A modular storage system for food" by HfG student Moritz Bendl was also nominated for the Green Concept Award.
Im Rahmen der „International Seminar Week“ an der Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) lud die HfG vom 08. bis 12. Mai 2023 zur Abschlussausstellung des Forschungsprojektes „Digital Tools for Creative Collaboration“ ein.
It was in January 2023 when Maren Schmohl took office as the new rector of University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG). On May 2, 2023, the official festive ceremony for the handover of the rector’s office from former incumbent, Prof. Ralf Dringenberg, to Maren Schmohl followed at the HfG-auditorium.
Rund 60 Personen folgten der Einladung des Hochschulratsvorsitzenden Klaus Moser zur gemeinsamen Sitzung von Senat und Hochschulrat an der HfG. In der hochschulöffentlichen Sitzung wurde nicht nur den langjährigen Hochschulräten Klaus Moser und Bernd Richter die Ehrensenatorenwürde verliehen, sondern auch der Hochschulratsvorsitzende Klaus Moser sowie der Rektor Ralf Dringenberg verabschiedet.
Das Semesterprojekt „POWERbänk – EV charging service“ von Mario Rieker und Sven Hornburg entstand im zweiten Semester im Studiengang Strategische Gestaltung und gewann nicht nur den zweiten Platz beim Deutschen Mobilitätspreis, sondern wurde auch beim Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2022 ausgezeichnet.