HAWtech Summer School 2017

Summer School participants also learned about the self-built racing car of the Formula Student team of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences(Picture: Daniela Löh)

International HAWtech Summer School at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

25 students from different countries attended the seventh HAWtech Summer School "Automotive Engineering" held at three German universities from 15 to 29 July, 2017. The two-week program started on 15 July in Karlsruhe, was continued from 22-26 July at Dresden University of Applied Sciences and completed at Berlin University of Applied Sciences, from 26-29 July, 2017.

The participants of this year’s Summer School were Bachelor degree students of engineering from partner universities of the HAWtech German Alliance for Applied Sciences. They came from the following 12 countries: Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Canada, Korea, Croatia, Malaysia, Russia, Scotland, Spain, and the U.S.

HAWtech Summer School 2017 stands under the patronage of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is financially supported by the DAAD.

Summer School gives students practical insights into relevant current and future developments and trends in automotive technology, such as electric drives, test and vehicle safety systems as well as the activities of the High Speed Karlsruhe team, who has been taking part in international student design competitions with a self-built racing car for years now. The entire program, which is held in English, also includes an aftersales workshop at Robert Bosch GmbH and a job application training at SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co. The KIT, the University of Duisburg and other companies such as IPG Automotive and Vector Informatik also contribute to the program.

Students of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences organized an attractive leisure program, including a large barbecue hosted at the IEEM (Institute of Energy Efficient Mobility) on the HsKA Bruchsal campus, to which the band of SEW company contributed with a musical gig.

"An essential goal of HAWtech Summer School is the deepening of relations with our partner universities abroad. Some of the participants came to Germany before the start of Summer School in order to participate in local research activities in Karlsruhe and Dresden", says Prof. Dr. Klemens Gintner, Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and organizer of HAWtech Summer School. "We have received over 100 applications for the Summer School program this year. It is very popular and can be used as an efficient instrument of advertising by HsKA and HAWtech. In return, students of HsKA, HTW Berlin and HTW Dresden are offered study places at our partner universities abroad. This opens up study opportunities for our students in cities such as New York/Manhattan in the US, Toronto in Canada, Brisbane in Australia, Siheung in South Korea and Antwerp, Glasgow, Helsinki or Valencia in Europe."