"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.