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After a three-year interruption due to the pandemic, Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) has resumed its short-term exchange program this summer. In July, 20 students attended a two-week summer school at OTH Regensburg, Germany. Organized by the International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office of SZTU, the summer school was attended by students from 13 different colleges, including the Sino-German College of Intelligent Manufacturing, College of Big Data and Internet, Business School, etc.



Welcome ceremony [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


OTH Regensburg warmly welcomed students from SZTU and held a welcome ceremony on the evening of July 10, local time. The event was attended by Prof. Oliver Steffens, vice president of OTH Regensburg, Prof. Holger Haldenwang, honorary dean of Business School of SZTU, and some of the teaching staff involved in the program.



Business English and German classes [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


The summer school consisted mainly of language courses, lectures and company visits. In the business English classes, students learned many practical phrases and expressions related to business, as well as professional skills in the workforce, such as writing resumes and cover letters. In the DaF (German as Foreign Language) classes, the lecturer divided the students into two groups based on their language levels. Students learnt a lot of German words, phrases and grammar in these exciting classes.



Lecture: Electronic Safety in Automotive Applications [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


On July 12, Dr. Georg Scharfenberg from OTH Regensburg gave a lecture on “Electronic Safety in Automotive Applications”. By providing simple and vivid examples, he explained the definition, necessity and underlying logic of electronic safety, as well as quality standards and error-checking procedures in automotive applications.



Lecture: Implications of a VUCA Environment on Business Leaders [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


On July 13, Prof. Dr. phil. Thomas Groll discussed the implications of a VUCA environment on business leaders and shared insights with the students from the perspective of a leader and manager. Prof. Thomas introduced the definition of VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. He shared practical examples of how business leaders make strategic decisions, such as creating five-year plans.



Lecture: Intercultural Communication with a Focus on German Culture [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


On July 20, Prof. Claudia Woerz-Hackenberg gave a lecture on “Intercultural Communication with a Focus on German Culture”. The students actively shared their personal experiences and observations of German culture. Prof. Claudia thoroughly compared and explored cultural differences between China and Germany in various aspects, which deepened the students’ understanding of German culture.



Brewery class [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


Practical courses were also an important part of the summer school. On July 14, the students actively participated in the entire beer brewing process at a laboratory, under the guidance of Siegfried Schrammel, a teacher from OTH Regensburg and a long-time friend of SZTU. He has visited SZTU multiple times, assisting in establishing the Laboratory of Beer Brewing Process Control at the Sino-German College of Intelligent Manufacturing. From grinding malt to processes such as saccharification, boiling, filtering, and fermentation, the students gained firsthand experience of the beer brewing process and a deeper understanding of German beer culture.


The students also visited three well-known German companies during the two weeks.



ams OSRAM [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


On July 17, the students visited ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions. The students were fully briefed on the wide range of applications for sensing, illumination, and visualization technologies in various industries, such as automotive, mobile devices, wearable devices, and horticulture. They also visited the cleanroom dedicated to producing LED chips, where a dust-free environment prevents interference from dust, particles, and bacteria. The company’s craftsmanship, professionalism, and high standards made a deep impression on the students.



Mühlbauer [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


On July 18, the students visited Mühlbauer, a technology solutions provider for the smart card, ePassport, RFID and solar back-end industries. Students visited the machine tool workshop, trainee center and product showroom. Students were impressed by the high-quality products and the strict rules and regulations in the production line.



Brauerei Bischofshof [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


The last stop of the company visit brought the students to Brauerei Bischofshof, one of the oldest breweries in Bavaria. The students gained a better understanding of the entire beer brewing process by visiting the fermentation and cooling rooms, where they observed various equipment and machinery.




Group photo in OTH Regensburg [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]


During their stay in Germany, the students also made excursions to Regensburg and the surrounding cities. They had the opportunity to experience German history and culture firsthand, gain insights into different customs, and appreciate the profound cultural heritage. The students from SZTU were excited to expand their knowledge and establish connections with students from around the world.


In December 2016, SZTU established a cooperative relationship with OTH Regensburg. In 2018 and 2019, SZTU successfully sent student groups to participate in short-term exchange programs at OTH Regensburg, which received positive feedback.




Drafted by Daisy(姚琦)/ International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office

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