650 new students and two new degree programmes to start at HNU this winter term
650 new students will start their studies during the 2016/2017 winter semester at HNU. As a result, a total of around 3,900 students are enrolled at HNU. It's not only students that are new to Neu-Ulm this winter term, though, as HNU expands its course offering with the introduction of two new Master's degree programmes.
Alexander Fabri was one of the first students to apply for the new international Master's degree programme Business Intelligence and Business Analytics. "I am very excited and really curious about what to expect. Business Intelligence is a growing field," he said. He took a sabbatical from his job at Audi to take part in the degree programme and he's looking forward to the semester abroad: "I've been to South America, but I have never lived there. The international degree programme will be a very interesting experience."
However, internationality is a major topic not only in the two new degree programmes, Business Intelligence and Business Analytics and International Enterprise Information Management – 60 guests from all over the world study at the HNU for one or two semesters, arriving in Neu-Ulm from 14 different countries, including Argentina, Taiwan, Finland and Jordan.
The new students and international guest students were welcomed by Professor Julia Kormann, Vice-President of the HNU, and by Professor Volker Reuter, Rector of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. In cooperation with each other, the two universities of applied sciences offer four joint degree programmes. At the beginning of this new phase in their lives that is their studies, Professor Kormann told students that, while international experiences were very important indeed, one did not necessarily have to look abroad to find a suitable employer. "We live in an exciting region," she said. "From the first day of your studies, take a sheet of paper and make a list of all the companies in the region with which you come into contact. Look carefully at this long list and think about whether a suitable employer for you is on it."
Following the welcome, the new students met fellow students at a Bavarian white sausage breakfast and joined them at the HNU City Rally, before the daily lecture routine begins for all 3,900 HNU students in the next week.
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