Collaboration with South Africa: Momentum for the Next 20 YearsAalen University receives delegation from the Central University of Technology

A delegation from the South-African Central University of Technology on a visit to Aalen University. Photo: International Relations Office

Tu, 13. September 2022 A delegation from long-time partner University the Central University of Technology (CUT) in South Africa has just visited Aalen University in an effort to promote and strengthen cooperation between the two institutions. The delegation arrived with four deans, senior director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, and the vice director of the Center of Global Engagement.

Tiny, but Mighty, and above all, International15 master’s students from seven countries start their new academic year at Aalen University

Tiny but mighty: and above all, international start of a new academic year. Students and faculty from the part-time master’s program Vision Science and Business (Optometry). Photo: © Aalen University | Daniel Andres

We, 10. August 2022 At the end of July, the master's program Vision Science and Business (Optometry) started a new academic year for the 21st time at Aalen University. Prof. Dr. Anna Nagl was pleased to welcome the new students and once again emphasized the international and, above all, professional competence of this part-time optometry program at Aalen University.

From Aachen to AalenDishant Kavathia takes on his master’s studies at Aalen University

Dishant Kavathia, born in India, left RWTH Aachen and has been a student at Aalen University since spring 2022. Photo: SmartPro

Mo, 08. August 2022 Since the Summer semester 2022, the master's program "Advanced Materials and Manufacturing" at Aalen University has a new Indian student named Dishant Kavathia. Motivated by a career fair that Aalen University participated in, he moved from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical University Aachen (RWTH Aachen), one of the most renowned universities for technical courses of study, to Aalen University in the Ostalb.

International Conference on Digitalization in MicroscopyThe fourth Aalen Materials Microscopy Day at Aalen University was dedicated to the exchange between research and industry

The speakers at the fourth Aalen Materials Microscopy Day (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider, Matias Volman Stern, Patrick Krawczyk, Andreas Jansche, Dr. Matt Andrew, Prof. Dr. Rich Johnston as well as Amit Kumar Choudhary and Dr. Timo Bernthaler. Photo: Julian Schurr

Mo, 18. July 2022 Digitalization is ever-present. It also offers immense potential to microscopy, which was addressed by around 90 experts from industry and research at the fourth Aalen Materials Microscopy Day in the auditorium of Aalen University. The host of the conference was the Institute for Materials Research at Aalen University (IMFAA). In technical presentations and discussion sessions, participants exchanged ideas on the latest findings and methods in digital microscopy with a special focus on electromobility, renewable energies and microelectronics.

With Giant Steps towards Doctorate Awarding CertificationAalen University joins the new Baden-Württemberg Doctorate Association

Starting this fall, Aalen University Professors with extensive research experience in their field will be able to independently lead research assistants in pursuing a Doctorate degree. Photo: Aalen University | Christian Frumolt.

Fr, 15. July 2022 A big step has been taken on the way to receiving the right to award doctorate degrees at universities of applied sciences; The Baden-Württemberg Doctoral Association was founded on Thursday, July 14th, after the meeting of its constituents. Members of the Doctoral Association include 21 state universities of applied sciences as well as 3 universities run by the church. With this, the foundation has been laid for an independent doctoral awarding program of universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. “We want to offer another opportunity for further qualification to research-savvy graduate students,” Minister for Science Theresia Bauer commented. Professors proven effective in their research will be able to independently lead graduates through a doctorate program starting this fall.

Aalen visits PilsenMechanical engineering students from Aalen University take a field trip to the Czech Republic

At the University of West Bohemia: Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. Markus Merkel (1st row on the left) and program secretary Manuela Henschel (4th row) with the students of the master's program "Product Development and Manufacturing". Photo: © Aalen University |Staff from the University of West Bohemia

Tu, 12. July 2022 In the summer semester, students of the master's program "Product Development and Manufacturing" went on an excursion to Pilsen in the Czech Republic. Visits to companies such as the car manufacturer Škoda, insights into research at the University of West Bohemia, a tour of the brewery - students had a diverse program in which cultural exchange was not neglected. The excursion to Pilsen was a building block for the relationship in research and teaching between the two universities.

International students awarded for the participation in Ambassador Program16 international students at Aalen University receive honorary ambassador status for the East Württemberg region

Deputy District Chief Executive Karl Kurz (on the left) and the new honorary ambassadors. | Photo: © Aalen University

Fr, 08. July 2022 Sixteen international students at Aalen University from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, India, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and the USA were honored as Honorary Ambassadors of the East Württemberg region during a ceremony at the District Administration Office last Friday and received certificates from the Deputy of the Chief District´s Executive Karl Kurz. Honorary ambassador status is achieved through participation in the East Württemberg Honorary Ambassador Program, which was launched in 2017 by the four state universities in the East Württemberg region and the business development agency Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Ostwürttemberg (WiRO).

Networking in the USAAalen University strengthens its contacts with international partner universities

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The INTENSE project team at the BW_i booth "THE LÄND of innovation and inquiring minds" in Denver, USA. Photo: Private.

Fr, 24. June 2022 To re-establish relationships with partner universities on a personal level after the Corona pandemic, a team from the INTENSE project traveled to Denver in the USA for the NAFSA international education fair. The INTENSE project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the HAW.International program and is concerned with the further internationalization of Aalen University.

Ceremonial handover of the office of rector at Aalen UniversityScience Minister Theresia Bauer inaugurates Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel in his new office and says goodbye to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider

The speakers at the ceremonial handover of the rectorate (from left to right): Dr. Karl Lamprecht, Chairman of the University Council and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG, former Rector Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider, Rector Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel, Minister of Science Theresia Bauer and Prof. Dr. Dr. Bastian Kaiser, Chairman of the Rectors' Conference of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg. Photo: Sandro Brezger

We, 01. June 2022 With a ceremony in front of around 150 guests from politics, business and science, Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel was officially inaugurated yesterday as rector of Aalen University. He is the successor to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider, who retired after two terms in office at the end of December 2021. The university welcomed Baden-Württemberg's Science Minister Theresia Bauer as a special guest, who also gave the evening's speech.

Physician assistants are intended to support doctorsAalen University, Ostalb Clinics and Ostalb District Office initiate new medical study program

From, the left: Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel, President of Aalen University, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Solzbach, Chairman of the Board of Ostalb Kliniken, Dr. Joachim Bläse, Ostalb District Chief Executive, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Ladurner, founding father of the new Physician Assistant degree program at Aalen University. Photo credit: Aalen University | Tim Burkhardt

Th, 12. May 2022 The shortage of doctors is increasing, and nurses are also desperately needed. This problem will only get worse in the future. In order to counteract this development, Aalen University, the Ostalb District and the Ostalb clinics are jointly taking the initiative: the new Physician Assistant study program will start at Aalen University in the 2022/23 winter semester. The practical training takes place in the Ostalb clinics.

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