TUM Asia starts inaugural Summer School programme

25 August 2015

18 AUGUST 2015 – TUM Asia welcomed 39 students from the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China (UESTC) to the first-ever Summer School programme organized by the Asian branch campus of the Technische Universität München (TUM).

The two week long Summer School aims to provide a holistic learning journey to foreign students who are looking to gain some firsthand experience on studying abroad. The TUM Asia Summer School programme targets current Bachelor degree students interested in the teaching and research methods of TUM Asia and our partner universities.

For the 39 students from UESTC, a Chengdu-based university, the programme has been specially designed to suit their needs and levels of study, focusing on topics in Electronic Engineering. The 20 and 19 students from the UESTC School of Electronic Engineering and School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics respectively, have voiced their satisfaction for the Summer School programme.

Qiao Shu, a participant in the Summer School programme, praised the unique structure and topic coverage prepared by TUM Asia. “The different lecturers gave us a good introduction to what we should expect if we are looking to further our studies abroad. Particularly, the lecture given by Dr Chow on globalization gave me a new perspective on the topic.”

Another student, Zhang Chong, mentioned that the Summer School was very meaningful to him. “The open communication we were able to have with the professors and the opportunity to learn more about Singapore is great. I really enjoyed it,” quipped Chong.

As an institution that believes in an industry-relevant education, TUM Asia also designed the Summer School to include a practical element. The participants not only sat in lectures, but they also visited companies to gain first-hand knowledge of the semiconductor industry. On top of the industry visits, participants were also treated to a Career Workshop and a Career Talk by a company.

On this all-rounded experience, Mr. Wen Yi, coordinator for the UESTC participants commented, “We are appreciative of TUM Asia’s meticulous arrangements and considerate care to make us feel at home. The Summer School program enhances the students’ understanding and gives them an added knowledge dimension in their field of study.”

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