Institut Mensch, Technik und Teilhabe

Prof. Dr. Peter König

Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Peter König

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society
Professor of Nursing and Rehabilitation Management
Phone: +49 7723 920-2955

Campus Furtwangen, Room O 0.05


Since 2014: Chair of Nursing and Rehabilitation Management, Furtwangen University
2008 – 2014: Doctoral studies (Dr. rer. cur.)
2012 – 2014: Deputy Professorship in Nursing and Rehabilitation Management, Furtwangen University
2007 – 2012: Additional QM representative
2006 – 2008: Study of Nursing Science at the University of Applied Sciences Vallendar (Master of Science in Nursing)
2004 – 2012: Additional DRG representative
2002 – 2004: Additional MEDIAN Clinic Freiburg
1993 – 1998: Degree in Nursing Management, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg (Dipl. Pflegewirt)
1992 – 2012: Head of Nursing Services, Tumour Biology Clinic
1982 – 1993: Nursing Director, University Hospital Freiburg
1980 – 1982: Training as a nurse, Rottweil, Germany

Research interests

  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Dementia care concepts
  • Health care for migrants
  • Global Health and Nursing
  • Assistive technologies for disability and care dependenc
  • Nursing and Qualitymanagement
  • Classification and terminology

Projects and research activities

  • „PPZ-Freiburg“ – Nursing practice centre for nursing expertise and use of technology in acute hospitals (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • „HEIKE“ – IT assistance system for improving hand disinfection in German hospitals (Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg)
  • „situCare“ – Situational support and crisis intervention in the nursing of people in need of severe care and technology-dependent people (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • „Interactive Memories“ – Technology-based biography work and memory care with the help of mixed reality systems (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)


  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science
  • Nursing process, assessment and planning
  • Nursing issues (seminar)
  • Management in care dependency and disability
  • Social legislation and welfare models
  • WPV Qualitative research methods
  • WPV Terminology and Classifications in Healthcare
  • WPV Personnel Management in Healthcare


  • Chairman of the association „Dominican Health e.V.“
  • German Professional Association for Nursing Professions e.V.
  • Federal Association of Senior Nurses (BALK)
  • International Council of Nurses (ICN)
  • North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)
  • German Society for Nursing Science e.V.
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Palliative Medicine Südbaden e.V.
  • German Cancer Society e.V.
  • Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology e.V. (GMDS)
  • With heart and hand Nursing association Furtwangen e.V.
  • University Teachers‘ Association e.V.