You are part of a very unique cohort of individuals who can truly explain what it means to study at a German university of applied sciences to those outside of Germany.  Since you are a product of this German specialty known as Fachhochschulen, we are invested in your success, and we hope that this alumni workshop will allow each of you to continue to build on your achievements and to share your knowledge and your networks with each other. 
- Prof. Dr. Joachim Metzner, President Emeritus, Cologne University of Applied Sciences

The inaugural UAS7 Alumni Workshop was held from August 29 - September 2, 2012 in the German House New York.  Twenty-five alumni, all of whom spent a semester or year at a UAS7 member in Germany, spent four days learning about the latest developments in their fields from UAS7 lecturers, exploring international career opportunities, and networking with other alumni.


Alumni Workshop 2012 Agenda

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Oliver Schnakenberg, Deputy Consul General

Dr. Sebastian Fohrbeck, Director, DAAD NY

Prof. Dr. Joachim Metzner, President, Cologne UAS


Opening Plenary

Nuclear Power Phase-Out and National Energy Transformation

(Business & Engineering Track Lecturers)

Rooftop Welcome Reception

Seminar Sessions

Business & Engineering Tracks

Hidden Champions of a Sustainable Economy

(Dr. Marion Titgemeyer, Osnabrück UAS)


Creating a Low Carbon Energy Future

(Georg Wirth, Munich UAS; Allison Weis, Carnegie Mellon University/Munich UAS and SIP alumna)

International Career Strategies for UAS7 Alumni

(Tom Dzimian, Director of Career Services, German-American Chamber of Commerce, NY)



Dinner at Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC



Seminar Sessions

Business & Engineering Tracks


Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Green Technologies

(Dr. Herbert Gillig, Munich UAS)


Photovoltaics in Germany - from Research to PV Power Plants

(Prof. Dr. Timon Kampschulte, Hamburg UAS)

Networking Session

Speed-Dating:  Interview Your Fellow Alumni

Participant Synopses and Inter-Track Exchange

Alumni Services at UAS7 and Your UAS

(Tobias Eckart, Munich UAS; Kim Sims, UAS7 NY)


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