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Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences welcomes new Bachelor and Master students


Evening event to get to know the campus and fellow students

Welcome aboard: Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences invited its newly enrolled students in the 2023 summer semester to an evening event. They took the opportunity to make initial contacts during guided campus tours and a final get-together in the university's refectory. "Studying is a journey and not a destination. This journey is your own, the way there is your way. We are really excited to have you and you with us in the coming years, and we are thrilled that you are here," Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexis Papathanassis welcomed the students in his welcoming speech.

143 new students have enrolled for the summer semester at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences at the present time (as of 12 April 2023). The procedure for international applicants to the Embedded Systems Design (ESD) and Process Engineering and Energy Technology (PEET) degree programmes has not yet been completed. There are also positive signs for other degree programmes that have not offered places for the summer semester in the past. "We are pleased that so many young people have decided to study in Bremerhaven. Demand for our international degree programmes ESD and PEET is particularly high again this year. We also see positive developments in demand for Cruise Tourism Management. This underlines the potential of English-language degree programmes for the future growth of our university and the importance of internationalisation in terms of competitiveness and meeting the future demand for qualified professionals," says the university's rector.

The welcoming event was moderated bilingually by Quality Manager Christine Renske Müller and Tina Gersdorf, staff member in the International Office. The campus tours were also offered in German and English.

On behalf of the Verein zur Förderung der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences), board member Ulf Abbes welcomed the freshmen: "Start now with this new phase of your life. Have fun. Don't despair of the unexpected. Get involved - for yourself and for others. If you are looking for support, contact your fellow students, the AStA, your study buddies, your professors or us." Students can apply for support at any time, for example for events or excursions. In addition, the Association awards prizes every year for the best final theses at the university.

Fabian Lignitz, the first chairperson of the General Students' Committee (AStA), spoke about its tasks. The AStA supports all students with questions and problems and regularly exchanges information with the Rectorate. The student representatives also organise regular events, such as the traditional Kutterpullen. Interested parties receive important news via the Instagram channel @astabhv.

Jannik Peters from the infrastructure group of the computer science programme introduced the new students to the messenger service MATRIX, which many university members already use. In this way, university members can communicate with each other without having to give out their private mobile phone numbers. This should also make it easier for students to make arrangements, for example in study groups.

The most important information for a smooth start to studies has been compiled at There, students will find links to timetables, service centres and the Elli learning platform, as well as informative video tutorials.