"Digitization is a Key Mission"Vice-President Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Bürkle is committed to ensuring that students are well prepared for a digital future

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Bürkle, Vice-President of Aalen University, was recently re-elected in his office for another three years. It is important to him to prepare students for the ongoing digitization in the professional world. Photo: Saskia Stüven-Kazi

Mo, 10. January 2022 Right before the day ends, heaters turn on at home, fitness bracelets provide information about current blood pressure, conferences takes place virtually and the factory of the future is networked: the digital world has been undergoing a revolutionary transformation process since before the corona pandemic. “Digitization is a cross-sectional technology that will permeate all professional fields in the future. It is therefore extremely important that young people acquire the relevant basic knowledge while they are still studying,” emphasizes Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Bürkle. Since 2010, the expert in communications technology has been Vice-President of Aalen University, and as such, pushes specific topics related to digitization and artificial intelligence. This also applies to teaching: "We have achieved a lot with our successful concept of hybrid teaching and are therefore in very good standing, especially in times of the pandemic," emphasizes the Stuttgart native, who grew up in Remshalden and still lives there.

Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel starts as Aalen University’s new PresidentThe physicist has many years of experience in business, research and universities

Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel is Aalen University’s new President. Photo: Aalen University | Jan Walford

Mo, 03. January 2022 Change at the top of Aalen University: On January 1st, 2022, Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel took office as the new President. The physicist succeeded in the application process for the highest management position at the university and was elected by a large majority of the Senate and University Council last April. Before that, Riegel, who has been teaching at Aalen University since 2009, was Vice President for teaching, communication and international relations for seven years.

International Prizes for Students at Aalen UniversityAwards for scientific and social engagement

Student Ashwini Alva Navoor (right) from India won the DAAD Prize of the German Academic Exchange Service. His parents also took part in the digital celebration. Photo: private

Th, 09. Dezember 2021 Enrichment for Aalen University on all levels: students Ashwini Alva Navoor and Yusuf Ozan were recognized for their scientific and social engagement. At the digital celebration of the International Center, including the International Relations Office (IRO), the Language Center, the university’s non-profit organization „International Society Aalen e.V. (ISA)“ and the Welcome Center East-Wuerttemberg, they received their prizes.

The First Double-Degree Aalen StudentsAalen University and the University of Turku in Finland are rewarding certificates

Mann hält ein Zeugnis in den Händen.

Daniel Wieland received his Certificate from the Turku University of Applied Sciences as part of a Double Degree Program. Photo credit: © Siiri Welling | Turku UAS

Th, 25. November 2021 Daniel Wieland and Nikolaos Papadopolous are the first students at Aalen University to receive their degrees in International Sales Management and Technology in Aalen as well as their degrees from the University of Turku in Finland at the same time. During the two simultaneous completions of their degrees, these students gathered international experience and cultural knowledge as well.

Passing on the Start-up SpiritMaster's program "Business Development / Product Management / Start-up Management" is being further developed by Prof. Dr. Constance Richter and her team

Prof. Dr. Constance Richter promotes opportunities and possibilities with the Master’s program in the start-up region. | Image credit: First Floor Studios Melanie Pfördtner

We, 17. November 2021 Our market is changing rapidly under the pressure of globalization and the development of new technologies. This requires a permanent strategic realignment of companies. Remaining competitive in the long term - that's where innovations are needed! Starting now, a master’s program at Aalen University prepares for the development of sustainable business areas and products under new leadership in modules and methods such as business model innovation, product management, project management, leadership, project and start-up financing.

New in TeamLeticia Trezecik Silvano in Interview

New in IMFAA-Team: Leticia Trezecik Silvano

Tu, 12. October 2021 Leticia Trezecik Silvano joined the team at the Institute for Materials Research (IMFAA) at Aalen University a few weeks ago. The 27-year-old originally comes from Brazil and currently lives in Aalen. to join Prof. Dr. Volker Knoblauch’s team in battery research. Since 2019, she has been doing her doctorate in materials science and technology and will work at the IMFAA with Prof. Dr. Volker Knoblauch’s team to participate in battery research. She enjoys long walks in the forest and is looking forward to getting to know Germany and the Eastern Alb region better. In this interview, she tells us more about her career, and what she is looking forward to most at IMFAA.
We, 08. September 2021

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Dear partners of Aalen University, we from the Business Informatics xChange Team are planning to allow students to participate in digital courses and activities offered by our partner universities.

This would allow an international digital exchange to socialize and to learn more about different cultures and languages. This can provide a relevant advantage in the future careers of Aalen’s as well as your students.

Are you interested in cooperating? Then please click the link below and fill our short survey by September 30, 2021.

Thank you in advance.

 Best wishes

xChange Team

Conquering Space with Artificial IntelligenceAalen University’s computer scientists successfully competed in a contest from the European Space Agency

A team of Aalen University’s computer scientists directed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Theissler achieved fourth place in the data challenge for the ARIEL space mission. Photo Credits: © Jan Walford | Aalen University

Th, 12. August 2021 How can we discover foreign planets and learn something about them without even flying into space? To answer this question, Aalen University’s scientists applied the principles of machine learning, which is part of artificial intelligence. A team of computer scientists successfully competed in a competition from the Consortium of the European Space Agency (ESA) for the upcoming space mission ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Explanet Large-survey), which will research outer space, as well discover and observe planets outside of our solar system.

Students Develop Strategy for International Market Entry of a Continuing Education Concept from the RegionA new collaboration between Aalen University with the company Development Quests and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Alexandra Wendler, a student in the Healthcare Management study program at Aalen University, gathers valuable experiences in the international practice project. Photo credits: private

We, 21. July 2021 Aalen University students as well as students from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China worked together with the company Development Quests (DQ) in an international practice project. The focus was on the conceptual adaptation of special methodologies for career development, based on the expectations and needs of potential US-American and Chinese customers.

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