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When Chemnitz Throws a Party, the Uni is Right in the Middle

The TU Chemnitz participates in the Chemnitz City Festival on August 27, 2016 with a variety of different entertainment acts and offers

From August 26 - 28, 2016, downtown Chemnitz will transform once again into an attraction for all ages: The 22nd Chemnitz City Festival! Alongside small beer gardens and many different carnival rides, the festival will feature a stage program with lots of opportunities to sing and dance along or to listen and learn. The Technische Universität Chemnitz will also be involved in the festivities on Saturday, August 27 beginning at 1:30 pm with an exciting and varied schedule of events on the stage located in the market square. Highlights will include a fashion show of the current Unishop collection as well as a discussion session with students from Germany and abroad who will share their personal views of the city, their university and their everyday life with the audience. The TU Chemnitz and the Indian Embassy will also present traditional Bengali songs and dances with “Papia Das Baul”.

Furthermore, the TU Chemnitz Future Truck will also offer guests the chance to get involved with and be amazed by exciting experiments and exhibits from the worlds of automotive and electrical engineering, micromechanics, robotics, physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering sciences. The Truck will be parked next to the Roter Turm on Saturday from 12 until 5 pm. Located right next to the Future Truck, the Federal Cluster of Excellence MERGE and the “Fortis Saxonia” student research project will present lightweight engineering, up close and personal. They will also explain topics such as the development of lighter and more energy-efficient vehicles. Children can have fun at the “MERGE kinderleicht” crafting station.

By the way: the TU Chemnitz stand will also have a prize draw raffle (tombola). Visitors can purchase tickets and each one is guaranteed to win a prize. All proceeds will go to the university’s scholarship program.

More information on the 22nd Chemnitz City Festival (in German): http://chemnitz-tourismus.de/en/veranstaltungen-erleben/chemnitzer-stadtfest/

(Translation: Sarah Wilson)

Mario Steinebach
23.08.2016

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