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Welcome to the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Our faculty was founded on 1 October 1991 as one of the first departments at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt.

Originally starting out with a diploma program, we have since expanded our portfolio to offer five different degree courses in two separate fields of study.

On this website, you will find information about all of the teaching and research areas in our faculty, our degree courses and the latest news.

We think holistically

“People are the real wealth of a nation. Participation, health and education are prerequisites for human development." (United Nations)

The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences is committed to a pluralistic understanding of scholarship in modern societies.

Both our teaching and research aim to reflect the changes in society. The main focus is on social services as well as the upbringing and education of children, as regulated primarily by social legislation.

With equal opportunities, participation and sustainability in mind, we strive to cultivate social and human skills in society.

Our students acquire academically proven skills that enable them to reflect and act professionally when dealing with individual and societal development and educational processes.

Faculty Directory

Germana Alberti vom Hofe

Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Altmann

Professor für Recht der Sozialen Arbeit

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Mathias Bube


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Prof. Dr. Heike Dierckx

Professorin für Sozialpädagogik

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Prof. Dr. Saskia Erbring

Professorin für Beratung in der Sozialen Arbeit

Studiengangleitung Masterstudiengang "Beratung und Intervention"

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Fischer

Prof. Dr. Jörg Fischer

Professor für Bildungs- und Erziehungskonzepte

Leiter des Instituts für kommunale Planung und Entwicklung (IKPE)
- An-Institut der FH Erfurt -

Studiengangleitung Masterstudiengang "Internationale Soziale Arbeit"

Vorsitzender des Praxisausschusses der Fakultät

Mitglied des Hochschulrates der FH Erfurt

Mitglied des Thüringer Landesjugendhilfeausschusses

Mitglied der Sachverständigenkommission zur Ausarbeitung des 17. Kinder- und Jugendberichts der Bundesregierung

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Prof. Dr. Michael Garkisch

Professor für Sozialmanagement

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Dr. Wolfgang Geiling

Vertretungsprofessor für Methoden und Konzepte der Sozialen Arbeit

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Friederike Gerstung

Mitarbeiterin Dekanat

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Olena Havrysh, PhD

Thüringer Institut für Kindheitspädagogik der FHE

* gefördert durch das Gastforschungsprogramm für geflohene ukrainische Wissenschaftler:innen der VolkswagenStiftung

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