The Aschaffenburg UAS Welcomes Its New Guest Students

Category: Englisch

More than 60 students from 20 international partner universities will commence their semester abroad at the TH AB at the beginning of October.

At last week’s inaugural evening, held to mark the commencement of the orientation week, Professor Holger Paschedag, Vice President Of Studies, Teaching And Internationalisation, welcomed the new international students to the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (TH AB).

In addition, the following Tuesday, an official reception was held at the Aschaffenburg town hall, at which the Lord Mayor Klaus Herzog officially addressed the foreign guests and welcomed them to the city. He was extremely pleased that so many students had chosen to spend a winter semester participating in this exchange programme at the TH Aschaffenburg. He also pointed out how – in these times of globalisation with all of the associated challenges – well-trained specialists were now more necessary than ever. Against this background, he urged the students to look forward to their future careers with all due optimism. He then invited them to take part in a tour of Aschaffenburg and become acquainted with the city as well as get to know its history. 

This year, besides students from the twin town of Miskolc in Hungary, there are also double-degree students from Tongji University in China as well as the two Finnish partner universities, Turku UAS and Seinäjoki UAS, who are enrolled at the TH AB. In addition to their degrees from their home universities, they will also be able to acquire a German academic qualification, ensuring they are as well-qualified as possible for the labour market in this country. 

To facilitate the process of acclimatisation for the international guests as they settle in to their new environment, the International Office is organising a varied orientation programme at the university, which includes a number of cultural activities in the region. A total of 26 students from the university have volunteered to take part in the ‘buddy programme’ to help the newcomers in finding a place to live, completing all of the registration formalities, and answering any other questions that are of interest to the new students.