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A High Demand for Master Programs

Record number of enrollments at TU Chemnitz: For winter semester 2014/2015 3,148 new students have been enrolled – a high intake in Master’s degree programs and from abroad

3,148 students were newly enrolled for winter semester 2014/2015 at Technische Universität Chemnitz – more than ever before. They have chosen one of 36 Bachelor and 55 Master degree courses or the state examination. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 115 percent. Especially the Master’s degree programs are increasingly in demand; here the number of enrollments increased of 129 percent. ”We have set ourselves the goal to further expand our offer of Master’s degree programs correspondingly with demand. The high number of enrollments – especially in the section of Master study programs – confirm that we have succeeded in this“, says Prof. Dr. Arnold van Zyl, Rector of TU Chemnitz, and adds: ”Our focus in the creation of new propositions is on the interdisciplinary courses of studies.“ Out of nine degree programs, which are newly offered in the winter semester 2014/2015, five connect contents of different subject cultures – such as two Master’s courses in Digital Media and Communication Cultures and Human Movement Science.

Most of the new Bachelor students were enrolled in Economics, followed by the Mechanical Engineering degree programs, Education Studies, Sensors and Cognitive Psychology and Intercultural Communication. Psychology, Micro and Nano Systems, Management and Organisation Studies, Embedded Systems and Information and Communication Systems are ahead in the list of Master programs. Compared to the last year, there is an increase of 40 percent of the newly registered international students. 757 new students are foreigners. Most of them come from China, followed by India and Brazil. In total, more than 11,000 students are enrolled at TU Chemnitz in the winter semester.

By the way: Anyone choosing to study at TU Chemnitz, mark the 15th January 2015 right now! On that day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., takes place the next ”Open Day“ in the lecture hall building, in test sites and laboratories on Campus at Reichenhainer Straße.

(Author: Katharina Thehos, Translation: Nataliia Boiko)

Mario Steinebach

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