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1.75 million euros promotion for start-up cultureAalen University, Reutlingen University and Stuttgart Media University receive state funds to support founders

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“Spinnovation” compliments the activities of the Innovation Centre

Tu, 09. August 2016 To strengthen the founder spirit of universities, the Ministry of Economics is supporting eleven projects that aim to advance entrepreneurial thinking among students. Aalen University, Reutlingen University, and Stuttgart Media University submitted a convincing proposal for their project “Spinnovation”: 1.75 million euros are being provided by the federal state for three years.

“That was a real pioneer feeling…”Vice President Prof. Dr. Alexander Haubrock is leaving Aalen University and looks back on exciting years.

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Haubrock has taught at Aalen University for 17 years and has been its Vice President since 2010. Now, the native Lower Saxon is drawn back to the north.

Tu, 02. August 2016 Being open, thinking outside the box, daring changes: Prof. Dr. Alexander Haubrock is always open for something new. Now another big change is waiting for the professor and Vice President, who teaches business administration for small and medium sized enterprises at Aalen University – after 17 years on the “rough eastern part of the Swabian Alb” the native Lower Saxon is drawn back to the north. He looks back on an exciting time in Aalen.

Ready to go abroadWorkshop for scholarship holders of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation

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What is needed to be a good ambassador abroad? Twenty scholarship holders of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation tried to find answers to this and other questions related to their stay abroad.

Tu, 26. July 2016 In autumn 2014, a new three year project called ‘TOP’-Talents East Wuerttemberg Plus to improve partnerships between selected universities was launched at Aalen University, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim, the University of Design Schwaebisch Gmuend and the University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend. The project is part of the “Baden-Württemberg Scholarship for students - BWS plus”, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. The main activities include the preparation of scholarship holders on the role of an ambassador of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation, their university, and the region East Württemberg.

Final, oho, Final, ohooo!Student of Aalen University reaches final round of Microsoft Imagine Cup

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Alessa Dreixler und Tobias Heuer stehen im Finale des diesjährigen Microsoft Imagine Cups.

Fr, 15. July 2016 She’s allowed to fly to Seattle: Alessa Dreixler, Student of Aalen University, has won this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup with a virtual training environment for stroke patients. This could mean a lot of fame and a $50,000 prize money for her.

Setting sail with Nobel Prize winnersCenter for Optical Technologies “on board” at the 66th meeting of Nobel Prize winners.

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Ahoi! Das Zentrum für optische Technologien der Hochschule Aalen präsentierte aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse auf der Nobelpreisträger-Schifffahrt.

Th, 14. July 2016 At the end of the 66th meeting of Nobel Prize winners, which took place in Lindau, 29 Nobel Prize winners and about 400 international junior scientists took part in a boat trip on the Lake of Constance, from Lindau to Mainau Island and back. On board the “MS Sonnenkoenigin“ the Center for Optical Technologies (COT) of Aalen University was able to present their latest research results in the field of additive manufactured optics for optical illumination and sensor systems. In addition to top-class scientists, Dr. Simone Schwanitz, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg was interested in the research activities of the COT.

Alabama meets AalenReturn visit from US delegation brings planned exchange programme forward

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Impressed by the equipment and practical orientation of Aalen University, representatives of six universities from Alabama (USA) are shown around.

Th, 09. June 2016 „That was a great afternoon - I would by all means send my students to Aalen”, commented one participant of the delegation from Alabama who visited Aalen University while on a Baden-Württemberg trip. The 18 representative from six universities were impressed by the laboratories and the practical orientation of the department of Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science. It is expected that the first exchange students will be on their way to the southern United States in the winter semester of 2018/19.

California Dreamin‘ will become realityCo-operation agreement with California State University

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Pleased with the new co-operation (from left): Prof. Dr. Reinhard Heyd, Prof. Dr. Betty Chavis from California State University, and Prof. Dr. Robert Rieg.

Th, 21. April 2016 Internationally well connected: Aalen University successfully expanded its worldwide co-operation. The first group of students from the degree programme International Business will already be able to spend a semester at California State University in Fullerton (USA) starting in winter semester 2016/17. Similarly, students from Fullerton are expected in Aalen.

It is simply good ChemistryBuddy-Programme of University helps international students settle in

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Faranak Jahromi (left) stands as the buddy of the Spanish exchange student Andrea Esteban

Fr, 19. February 2016 „In Germany, I only have one thing to complain about: the weather!“ says Andrea Esteban while looking through the window and laughing heartily. Since October, the Spanish student studies at Aalen University. In the Ostalb region she has now settled in well. Faranak Jahromi is an important part of that as she is Andrea’s “Buddy” and stands by her side with help and advice. The Buddy-Programme of the university would like to make the beginning of the international student’s studies and everyday life easier by supporting them with German students.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holzbaur Named Honorary ProfessorCentral University of Technology in Bloemfontein acknowledges great engagement

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Dr. Prof. Ulrich Holzbaur engaged himself for many years with Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa. For his engagement, he has been appointed honorary professor.

Mo, 07. Dezember 2015 Bloemfontein hat Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holzbaur zum Honorarprofessor ernannt. Damit würdigten Senat und Management der Hochschule das langjährige Engagement des Aaleners an der Partnerhochschule in Südafrika. Bereits 2010 war Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holzbaur vom Studiengang Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen an der Hochschule Aalen zum Gastprofessor (visiting Professor) und 2014 zum extraordinary professor der südafrikanischen Universität ernannt. Die jetzige Ernennung stellt eine weitere Ehrung dar, mit der die Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein (CUT) das Engagement des Aalener Professors an der Partnerhochschule würdigt. The Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein has appointed Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holzbaur as an honorary professor. Thereby senate and management of the university acknowledge the long-standing commitment of the Aalener at the partner university in South Africa.

Sweet Home AlabamaInitiation of exchange programme with the US state

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Prof. Dr. Harro Heilmann (4th from the right.) is pleased by a successful delegation trip to Alabama. There, co-operations were initiated with several universities.

Th, 19. November 2015 For students of Aalen University who want to spend a semester in the southern United States, this could soon mean “Sweet Home Alabama.” Prof. Dr. Harro Heilmann, dean of studies and international coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering/Production Management department, travelled together with eight other representatives of Baden-Württemberg universities to Alabama to build co-operations with the universities there.

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