University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Projekt BEST-FIT

Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11
97421 Schweinfurt


The BEST-FIT Project

The BEST-FIT project at the University Of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) has been made possible and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through its programme “Quality Pact for Teaching”. Funding runs for almost five years until 31 December 2016 and is worth a total of 3.3 million euro.

The reasons for this project are the increasing dropout rates in MINT courses (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences, and Technology) nationwide. It is the goal of the BEST-FIT project to considerably reduce dropout rates – particularly in technical degree programmes –, increase the rate of passed exams, accelerate graduates’ transition from university to working life and guarantee that graduates are well prepared for professional life.

This will be realised with the following five sub-projects that are connected to different stages during the average course of study.

Initial assessment:
This is an online self-assessment service for university applicants.

Project-oriented introductory phase (ProStep):
ProStep is intended for first-semester students who work on a practice-oriented and industry-oriented assignment with the support of academic staff.

Small-group tutorials and internationalisation:
Small-group tutorials guarantee specific and individual support – particularly in MINT courses – in small groups of 2-5 students. In addition, we offer German and English language courses as well as intercultural training.

Living Case LearnFab:
LearnFab assists and supports students in the founding and running of a real company.

Central Office for Quality Assurance and Transfer of Knowledge (ZEQ):
As central office of the BEST-FIT project, ZEQ is responsible for the supervision, networking and evaluation of the sub-Projects.