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.

Thank You for Your Donations for Ukraine!Around 50 Cartons with Donations on the Way to Ukraine

Employees at the university collect donations for Ukraine. Photo: Aalen University | Lukas Röthe

Fr, 25. March 2022 Many thanks to everyone who took part in the private fundraising campaign for Ukraine by employees of Aalen University. Around 50 boxes with food, hygiene items and much more were handed over to the Aalen companies, Geiger and Brucker, on Friday (03/25/2022). The truck is already on its way to Ukraine. A really great campaign in which the Canvas team and many students were involved. Keep it up!

International Spirit on CampusThe Orientation Weeks at Aalen University for Foreign Students

The international students of the international program were greeted at the university. Photo: Joel Peter D'Souza

Fr, 18. March 2022 Even before lectures started, an international atmosphere could be felt on campus, because like every semester, students from all over the world came to Aalen to take part in Aalen university’s International Center’s orientation weeks. Around 60 international degree seeking and exchange students were welcomed and guided around the campus in small groups.

Virtual visit from all over the worldAn information event about the Ostwuerttemberg region for anyone interested from abroad

Ostwürttemberg, February 2022. On Saturday 5th March 2022 the Welcome Center Ostwürttemberg, Aalen University as well as the Regional Economic Development Corporation (WiRO) are inviting to a virtual information session. The digital event addresses particularly international professionals abroad.

The region of Ostwürttemberg has a lot to offer. Besides a variety of tourist, cultural and historical attractions, embedded in a beautiful landscape with forests and lakes, the region has a strong economy, a broad university landscape and intensive support for international professionals to offer. We have known all this here in the region for a long time. Now, these opportunities should also be taken abroad and communicated more widely there.

After Baden-Württemberg launched an advertising campaign titled "THE LÄND", with the motto: “find out yourself what Baden Württemberg has to offer” the Welcome Center Ostwürttemberg, the Regional Economic Development Corporation and Aalen University are joining this idea and organizing an information evening for interested people from abroad. The goal is to introduce Ostwürttemberg and the region’s potential to people from various countries who have the desire to come to Germany.

"International professionals are welcome in our region of Ostwürttemberg - the space for talents and patents. With the Welcome Center as an initial point of contact and a close network of regional partners, they will find fast and reliable support here for all questions about living and working in Ostwürttemberg," explains Nadine Kaiser, Managing Director of WiRO, and emphasizes that such events will therefore continue to be increasingly important in the future.

Event information:

For who: anyone who would like to learn more about the region of Ostwürttemberg

When: 5th March 2022, at 16:00 (CET)

Where: online via Zoom

Language: English

Participation is free of charge

Registration at:

“Off to new shores” with Digital Erasmus+Aalen University receives funding for the development of digital education on an international level

Zoom-Meeting mit mehreren Personen

Project partners Nicolas Dolle (Aalen University), Prof. Dr. Igor Kabashkin (Transporta un sakaru institūts) and Prof. Chrysostomos Stylios (Panepistimio Ioanninon) celebrate the birthday of Prof. Dr. Boriss Miŝņevs (Transporta un sakaru institūts) in the virtual project meeting (l.t.r) Screenshot: © Aalen University | Nicolas Dolle

Th, 17. February 2022 The business informatics experts at Aalen University have achieved a major success for internationalization. The "eMEDIATOR" project is funded by the European Union (EU) with Erasmus+ funds and aims to contribute to more standardization of processes and teaching content in digital education at universities. In the international project, the five partner universities from Latvia, Spain, Greece, Poland and Aalen University want to standardize existing solutions for higher education in an online cooperation portal over the next few years.

Living internationality on campusAalen University adopts new internationalization strategy and pushes ahead with international flair

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Aalen University promotes international exchange. Photo: Aalen University | Jan Walford

Tu, 15. February 2022 Aalen University, together with the university's International Center, is pleased to announce that it has received around one million euros in funding from the German federal government to implement and realize its new internationalization strategy, which was recently approved by the university's Senate. CATEGORY Award 2022

In the category of 5,000 to 15,000 students, Aalen University achieved excellent ratings from students and alumni and landed in second place nationwide. Graphic:

Mo, 14. February 2022 Award for Aalen University: According to, it is one of the most popular universities in Germany. In the category of 5,000 to 15,000 students, it achieved excellent ratings from students and alumni and landed in second place nationwide, receiving the Category Award 2022. Students especially emphasized the good hybrid teaching offer, which enables participation in lectures and events at Aalen University in the current situation both in presence on campus and digitally.

"Digitization is a Key Mission"Vice-President Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Bürkle is committed to ensuring that students are well prepared for a digital future

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Bürkle, Vice-President of Aalen University, was recently re-elected in his office for another three years. It is important to him to prepare students for the ongoing digitization in the professional world. Photo: Saskia Stüven-Kazi

Mo, 10. January 2022 Right before the day ends, heaters turn on at home, fitness bracelets provide information about current blood pressure, conferences takes place virtually and the factory of the future is networked: the digital world has been undergoing a revolutionary transformation process since before the corona pandemic. “Digitization is a cross-sectional technology that will permeate all professional fields in the future. It is therefore extremely important that young people acquire the relevant basic knowledge while they are still studying,” emphasizes Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Bürkle. Since 2010, the expert in communications technology has been Vice-President of Aalen University, and as such, pushes specific topics related to digitization and artificial intelligence. This also applies to teaching: "We have achieved a lot with our successful concept of hybrid teaching and are therefore in very good standing, especially in times of the pandemic," emphasizes the Stuttgart native, who grew up in Remshalden and still lives there.

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