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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

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work

Lecturer

By individual arrangement

Caroline Ali-Tani

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work | ThinKPaed

Research Assistant, WisBeV Project - "Vielfalt vor Ort begegnen"

+49 361 6700-3113 caroline.ali-tani@fh-erfurt.de Altonaer Straße 25 | 3.2.18

Prof. Dr. Jörg Altmann

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work

Professor of Social Work Law

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Chair of the State Arbitration Board for Contract Physician Care in Thuringia pursuant to Section 89 SGB V

Chair of the Appeals Committee of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Thuringia

Member of the Steering Committee of the Social Law Network

During the lecture period of Summer Semester 2024: Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. after prior arrangement (personally/telephone/email) Lecture-free period: only by arrangement

+49 361 6700-3231 joerg.altmann@fh-erfurt.de Altonaer Straße | 3.2.05

Dr. Michael Bigos

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work

Adjunct Professor
Sociology and International Social Inequality

During the lecture period of Summer Semester 2024 Mondays 09:00-10:00 a.m. (digital) after prior arrangement by email

+49 361 6700-3019 michael.bigos@fh-erfurt.de Altonaer Str. 25 | 3.2.09

Natascha Buxha

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education

Lecturer in Didactics and Counselling in Childhood Education

During the lecture period of Summer Semester 2024 Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Saskia Erbring

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work

Professor of Counselling in Social Work

Program Director, Master's in "Counselling and Intervention"

Digital office hours in Summer semester 2024: Fridays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Please notify me by email in advance In the lecture-free period by prior arrangement

Prof. Dr. Jörg Fischer

Prof. Dr. Jörg Fischer

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work

Professor für Bildungs- und Erziehungskonzepte

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

Leiter des Masterstudiengangs "Internationale Soziale Arbeit"

Vorsitzender des Praxisausschusses der Fakultät

Mitglied des Thüringer Landesjugendhilfeausschusses

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

Sprechzeiten im Sommersemester 2024 Aufgrund des Forschungsfreisemesters finden die Sprechzeiten nach Absprache online statt.

+49 361 6700-3022 joerg.fischer@fh-erfurt.de Altonaer Straße | 3.2.10
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Pia Geermann

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work | ThinKPaed

Research Assistant in the WisBeV Project - "Vielfalt vor Ort begegnen"

+49 361 6700-3114 pia.geermann@fh-erfurt.de Altonaer Straße 25 | 3.2.01

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Geiling

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work

Professor of Social Work, specializing in Theories and Methods, Innovative Concepts

During the lecture period of Summer Semester 2024 Tuesdays 10 a.m. -12 a.m. after prior arrangement by email Lecture-free period By prior arrangement

Julia Hecker

Applied Social Sciences | Early Childhood Education | Social Work | ThinKPaed

Wissenschaftl. MA in der Fach- und Forschungsstelle Thüringer Eltern-Kind-Zentren

+49 361 6700-3116 jullia.hecker@fh-erfurt.de Altonaer Straße 25 | 11.2.17