HafenCity University Hamburg

The still young HafenCity University Hamburg was founded in 2006 as the University of Architecture and Metropolitan Development by merging four departments of three Hamburg universities. With almost 2,400 students, it combines all important aspects of construction, urban development in design, engineering and natural sciences as well as humanities and social sciences in the studies Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geodesy, Urban Planning, Metropolitan Culture, Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning and Urban Design.

The HCU is part of a Hamburg-wide eAssessment project, which aims to bring digital examinations to a new level in all local universities. In addition to the classic central pool solution, a mobile assessment centre consisting of iPads and laptops has been set up, which can also be used for larger exams in the respective institutions on request, where cohorts of 300 students can be tested simultaneously.

With almost three to four hundred first-year students every year, an iPad solution is favoured for the digital testing of interdisciplinary courses such as “Theoretical-Conceptual Foundations” at the HCU, but it is also to be used for smaller formats. For this reason, a cooperation with the UCAN network, of which the university became a member in March 2020, was a logical step.


UCAN-Partner since 2020