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Checkpoint - Student Newsletter

3. April 2017 - English version

 

Studies

  • New semester!

  • Learning Centre for maths, business administration and computing

  • Supplementary 'AWE' modules offer general studies

  • Important deadlines

International

  • Now available: Arabic language module

  • HTW Berlin has 700 international students

Central Unit Sports

  • Registration for the summer sports programme

Awards

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel awarded Prize for Good Teaching

  • Nomination for the German Computer Games Award 2017

  • Tulle, conductive thread and 200 LEDs

  • Current competitions

Careers

  • Get ready for the "connecticum" career fair

  • Get involved in student consulting with BCPro

  • Jobs vacancies for student assistants

Upcoming events

  • 06.04.2017 | Studying with children

  • 03.-07.04.2017 | Introductory events for new students

  • 24.04.2017 | Introduction to German Legal Methodology and Legal Thinking

  • 25.04.2017 | Start-ups for students

  • 26.04.2017 | Train your brain

Stay up to date

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  • The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Tuesday,
    2 May 2017

 

 
     

Studies

 
 
  Little cornet of cardboard filled with sweets given to children in Germany on their first day at school © HTW Berlin/Alexander Rentsch  

New semester!

Today the new summer semester begins and for 1,837 students this will be the first semester of their study programme. Welcome to HTW Berlin!
 
 
 

 

 

Learning Centre for maths, business administration and computing

Do you have concerns when it comes to subjects like maths, accounting, programming or statistics? Then check out our Learning Centre at HTW Berlin (in German), which starts at the beginning of summer semester 2017. These includes tutorials, drop-in hours and crash courses to help prepare you for exams.

 
 
  Zwei Studentinnen im Gespräch © HTW Berlin/Camilla Rackelmann  

Supplementary 'AWE' modules offer general studies

Look beyond the horizons of your programme and gain credits in the process - this is possible with supplementary 'AWE' general studies modules ('AllgemeinWissenschaftlichen Ergänzungsfächer'). Supplementary AWE modules are all about interdisciplinary knowledge - as can be seen in modules such as AWE "International Standardization". Understanding technical norms and standards is not just important for aspiring engineers – the business specialists and industrial designers of the future can also benefit from this knowledge. Remaining places (in German) are being allocated until 2 May.

 
 
 

 

 

Important deadlines

15.04.2017
Accreditation of modules completed abroad
Mehr Infos

 
 
       

 

 
     

International

 
 
  Students in a language course © HTW Berlin/Camilla Rackelmann  

Now available: Arabic language module

The Foreign Languages Centre has expanded the range of languages available for students to study. From summer semester 2017, Arabic is now available in addition to the usual options of French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The Arabic module (beginners’ level 1, general language A1.2) is a basic course and requires no prior knowledge of the language. The module involves 4 weekly study hours and takes place on Thursdays from 11.30 am to 2.45 pm in the building of the Foreign Languages Centre (Wilhelminenhof campus, TGS, room 328). The module begins on 20 April 2017. Registration is as usual via the LSF.

 
 
  Two international students © HTW Berlin/Camilla Rackelmann  

HTW Berlin has 700 international students

Around 500 international students are enrolled for summer semester 2017 at HTW Berlin - 400 of which are staying for an entire degree programme (the majority for engineering Master's programmes), and 100 for one or two exchange semesters. At the same time, approx. 200 of HTW Berlin's own students are spending time abroad at a partner university or internship. Destinations include Spain, Thailand and the USA. The International Office offers numerous scholarships for international study or internships and supports international students during their time in Germany.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Central Unit Sports

 
 
  Volleyball player © HTW Berlin/Maria Schramm  

Registration for the summer sports programme

The first university sports courses begin today, but a few remaining places are still available. If you would like to try out bouldering, kickboxing or relaxing with yoga this summer semester, you should sign up as quickly as possible.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Awards

 
 
  Jürgen Radel  

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel awarded Prize for Good Teaching

The Prize for Good Teaching is endowed with 6,000 euros and was awarded to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel from Faculty 3 for this summer semester. He was officially presented with his prize at the semester kick-off event for new students. HTW President Prof. Dr. Klaus Semlinger praised the well-considered didactic concepts which form the basis of Prof. Dr. Radel's lectures. Special mention was given to his integration of innovative teaching methods, which include inverted classrooms, audience response systems and case studies.

 
 
 

 

 

Nomination for the German Computer Games Award 2017

Among the nominees for the best young developer concept at the German Computer Game Awards are two teams from the Game Design study programme at HTW Berlin. The awards will be presented on 26 April. We wish our teams the best of luck!
 
 
  IBM dress  

Tulle, conductive thread and 200 LEDs

Although this is not strictly award, it is definitely a very special kind of honour and recognition. Software giant IBM headhunted fashion design student Martha Berwanger to design an "intelligent" dress. The garment was showcased at ceBIT at the end of March. More about the creation of the IBM dress on Tumblr.
 
 
 

 

 

Current competitions

All current competitions are listed on the HTW Berlin website. Please let us know if you receive an award!

 
 
       

 

 
     

Careers

 
 
  Connecticum logo  

Get ready for the "connecticum" career fair

How can you use the "connecticum" career fair to your advantage? What's the best way to prepare yourself? How can you make yourself memorable to the people you talk with? To ensure that you are optimally prepared, the Career Service team is offering the following preparatory events:

At the "Fit zur connecticum!" workshop (in German) on 20 April, three HR managers will provide you with the necessary know-how.

The Career Service team is also offering feedback on whether your CV is up to scratch for the career fair:

 
 
  BCPro logo  

Get involved in student consulting with BCPro

Students interested in helping out small- and medium-sized companies while they are studying should investigate the student consultancy BCPro. BCPro is running an information event on 11 April at 7pm (Campus Treskowallee, Building A, Room 122). 25 April is the application deadline for students wishing to get involved.
 
 
 

 

 

Jobs vacancies for student assistants

How about working as well as studying at HTW Berlin? If this idea appeals to you, the university regularly advertises job vacancies for student assistants.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Upcoming events

 
 
 

 

 

06.04.2017 | Studying with children

The Family Support Centre at HTW Berlin and the social counselling team of Studentenwerk Berlin provide advice on how to combine studying at HTW Berlin with family life. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

03.-07.04.2017 | Introductory events for new students

The first semester begins with the enrolment ceremony for all students and the orientation weeks of the individual faculties. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

24.04.2017 | Introduction to German Legal Methodology and Legal Thinking

The presentation by Prof. Dr. Gudula Deipenbrock is part of the English lecture series "Introduction to German Law and Legal Thinking - Some fundamentals". More information
 
 
 

 

 

25.04.2017 | Start-ups for students

Do you want to set up a business while you are still a student? The Start-up Competence Centre provides an overview of how to start your business the right way. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

26.04.2017 | Train your brain

Memory expert Gregor Staub reveals techniques and learning strategies for improving your memory. More information (in German)
 
 
       

 

 
     

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The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Tuesday,
2 May 2017

Checkpoint informs students of HTW Berlin about selected events, developments and important dates. The editorial work for the newsletter is managed by the Public Relations Office. All university members are welcome to contribute information and image material by sending an email to: webredaktion@htw-berlin.de. Checkpoint is published electronically on the first workday of each month.

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