German Matters Award Ceremony 2017

On May 18, 2017, the program "German Matters" celebrated the graduates of its first year. More then 40 Master's students of the Informatics and Physics Departments participated in the program. In addition to their degree courses and in only three semesters, the international students learned German and completed the level B1. They had the opportunity to participate in an intercultural training and in a Fit for the Job workshop. With their TUM Alumni mentors they could talk about living and working in Germany – in German, of course. Many German Matters students are eager to continue their German studies and are now enrolled in B2 level courses at the TUM Language Center.


Place: Garching-Forschungszentrum, Institute for Advanced Study
Start: 4 pm

Opening remarks:

  • Denise Lichtig, Director of the TUM Language Center

Welcoming addresses:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller, Senior Vice President Academic and Student Affairs of the TUM
  • Gabriele Christ-Devlin, Studiendirektorin, Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science, Department of International Affair
  • Dr. Angelika Reiser, Academic Counsellor at the Department of Computer Science
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Fierlinger, Dean of Studies at the Physics Department

Guest Lecture:

  • Dr. Eckhart von Hahn, Head SAP Custom Development Austria, Switzerland, CEE, CIS


  • Christine Geishauser, Head of German Program, TUM Language Center
Presentation of the certificates
Closing remarks from the graduates
Get Together
Musical Accompaniment: Duo Ajax / Weis with Rosa San Carlo

Birgit Nierhoff-King

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

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Fotos: Eckert, TUM