The first day started directly with a basic, highly up-to-date workshop: Reinhart Job, Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is all about climate and resources. In his "motivation lecture" he wanted to discuss typical problems in this context as well as everyday dilemmas that appeal to the Fridays for Future.
In addition to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the departments of Energy · Building · Environment, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Technical Business Administration (ITB) were also present during the two weeks. And with a variety of topics: for example, photovoltaics, wind energy, materials science for energy efficiency, energy storage, power electronics and business simulation. Also an excursion was on the program, it was to the wind turbine manufacturer Enercon to Aurich.
Likewise, the cultural and social gathering was not neglected. There was, among other things, a day trip to Cologne, a barbecue afternoon and joint pub visits. Of course, there was a lot of input in terms of content. "A summer school is also about finding new friends," said Evelyn Stocker, director of our International Office, at her welcome address.
The participants came from Russia, Greece, Guatemala, Switzerland, Italy, Colombia, Cameroon and Germany. Three students from our university participated, who used the summer school to develop their intercultural skills without having to go abroad themselves.