Rector Prof. Dr. Katja Rade and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Gaspers, Prorector for Studies and Teaching, warmly welcome the new students of the winter semester 2021/22 at HFT Stuttgart on 27 September 2021.
After a long Corona break, the next semester will take place mainly in presence, of course under the strictest hygiene and distance rules. This also applies to the opening ceremony: it will be held separately for each course of study. A huge effort and a tight schedule for all involved, but the joy of being able to hold the opening ceremony in presence outweighs it.
"Paths are created by walking them. With these words by Franz Kafka, I welcome our students to the winter semester 2021/22. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you here at our university - in presence! - and to walk the path together with you in the coming years."
643 young women and men were admitted in the winter semester for one of the 13 HFT bachelor's degree programmes starting in the winter semester 2021/22, 235 are starting their master's degree. A varied day awaited them all. The new students are guided through the university and get to know the people responsible for the respective study programmes in more detail. Important information before the beginning of the studies is imparted by the examination office and the didactic centre of the HFT Stuttgart. In addition, the first-year students are informed at an "Info Market" about great offers outside of their studies, which make student life more exciting and varied, such as foreign language and soft skills offers, stays abroad, university sports or also internal university activities, such as "HFT goes Green", a student project for more sustainability at the university.
The start of the semester is preceded by a preparation week. It is primarily intended as an orientation aid for all those who are coming to the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences for the first time. So nothing stands in the way of a good start to their studies.