German Matters Award Ceremony 2018

On June 29, 2018, the program "German Matters" celebrated the graduates of its second year. The TUM Language Center and the Departments of Informatics, Mathematics and Physics invited graduates and guests for the ceremonial award.

In the German Matters program, international Master's students learn German in only three semesters in addition to their degree courses. They participate in an intercultural training and in a Fit for the Job workshop. With their TUM Alumni mentors they talk about living and working in Germany – in German, of course.


Place: Garching-Hochbrück, Parkring 35, Lecture hall 117
Start: 4 pm

Opening remarks:

  • Christina Thunstedt, Vice Director of the TUM Language Center

Welcoming addresses:

  • Dr. Hannemor Keidel, Delegate officer for the scientific exchange with France, Delegate officer for the strategic alliances EuroTech and GlobalTech at the TUM
  • Gabriele Christ Devlin, Studiendirektorin, Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science, Department of International Affairs
  • Representatives of the Informatics, Mathematics und Physics Department

German Matters Mentoring - Experiences:

  • Werner Ertle, Intel Corporation Munich (Mentor) and Aakash Kamble, Student MSc. Informatik (Mentee)


  • Christine Geishauser, Head of German Program, TUM Language Center
Presentation of the certificates
Closing remarks from the graduates
Get together in quantum
Musical Accompaniment: Daniel Panea

Birgit Nierhoff-King

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

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Fotos: Röthel, Frank / TUM