Start to the 2024 summer semester

Well over 350 students started yesterday at the HFT Stuttgart.

In their welcoming address, HFT Rector Prof. Dr. Katja Rade and Prof. Dr. Lutz Gaspers, Vice-Rector for Research and Teaching, invited students to 'set goals' and gave the first-year students good wishes for the start of the semester:

  • Be curious and open to everything new that you encounter.
  • Be brave enough to take unknown paths.
  • Look beyond the boundaries of your own degree program.
  • Be clear about your own (long-term) goals and always keep them in mind.
  • Use your talents to make your contribution to improving our world,

emphasized Rade.

Gaspers explained the history and structure of the university and the faculties as well as the basics for everyday study life; Rade explained how aptly the terms climate-competent, resilient and networked were chosen for studying and research at HFT. A short survey showed that the excellent location in the heart of Stuttgart City had played a major role in the decision to study here. StuPa/AStA and the teams from Block 4 and Café Cre8 explained their work and upcoming activities, including the big parties next Thursday and the following Thursday. The students were also given a tour of the campus and the introductory lecture in their respective Bachelor's degree program.

Central institutions and student initiatives presented themselves in the Info Market: From the Erasmus Student Network to the Friends Association, language courses for students at HFT, the student union, the central student advisory service to start-up support from 'Plan G' or the student consultancy 'Campus Konzept Stuttgart'.

We wish all students in their first semester a good start and all the best for their studies at HFT Stuttgart!

Publish date: 12. March 2024 By Alfred Max ()