Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Introduction

The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is an international research university that is committed to the idea of Bauhaus and therefore has a traditionally international orientation. Its aspiration is to combine arts with sciences and technics which leads us to run a path that is unique in Germany. The aspiration for internationalization is no empty phrase but an integrative component of our self-understanding and the orientation.

With faculties and areas of study such as Architecture, Art and Design, Civil Engineering and Media, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has a distinctive identity.

The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has become well-known for its wide range of teaching and research activities based on civil engineering and architecture-oriented disciplines. Today the University offers an extensive spectrum of instruction with about 40 courses of study, including free art, design, web design, visual communication, media design, media culture, architecture, civil engineering, materials science, processing technology, environment and management.

The term »Bauhaus« stands for an eagerness to experiment, openness, creativity, a close link to industrial practice and internationality. Building on the tradition of the Bauhaus movement, all the faculties are involved in the creation of public spaces. The goal is to get science, art and technology working together analytically, creatively and innovatively on the planning, construction and design of current and future spaces of habitation. Practical experience plays an important role in all academic fields, as well as in artistic development.

Testing, certification and product development are just as important to civil engineers as they are to media developers and designers.

In order to define its international image and to establish itself successfully as an international university, it is the university’s strategy to internationalize in all areas. Especially in the areas of teaching, research, and creative-artistic development, the international orientation should improve through different means and promoting instruments. On that account, internationalization was enshrined into management by the principle of the university. Moreover, the position of the Officer for International Strategic Cooperations was created. Her task is to update the internationalization strategies and to take diverse measures.

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Master

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Weimar

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes... [+]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

 

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes of dispersed character, global markets, virtual spaces, powerful actors in the construction business and postmodern lifestyles generate new challenges for the spatial competence of planners and spatially oriented designers.During the first and third semester, in-depth scientific and basic applied knowledge in the thematic context of "European Urban Studies" is conveyed. The study project in the first or third semester deals with a particular urban and/or spatially oriented issue. This issue is tackled using scientific and/or design-oriented methods in an interdisciplinary, yet applied manner close to reality. Hereby, applying the content and methodic core competence of all or as many as possible of the fields of European Urban Studies will be relevant. Courses and examinations are held in English.During the second semester, which is oriented towards professional practice, international partners in Germany, Europe and overseas offer collaboration on "International Model Projects". These internships (three to six months) are conducted with chosen project partners such as scientific institutions, communal authorities, real estate developers/investors, construction managers, architects and planning offices. The presentation and discussion of the results drawn from the research work and practical experience occurs in the third semester, following the internship during the annual Model Project Forum.In the fourth semester, students are expected to draw up their Master Thesis. This phase of writing and research is accompanied by a colloquium in regular intervals. The master study course is completed with a scientific or project-oriented Master Thesis and an oral master examination. Successful students will be awarded the title of "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).... [-]


Master of Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Weimar

The Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE) master’s degree programme has a strong international orientation. It trains students to... [+]

Master of Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering

 

The Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE) master’s degree programme has a strong international orientation. It trains students to apply themselves to demanding engineering tasks with regard to specific external influences, such as earthquakes. We teach students how to use modern equipment to assess the dangers and damage potential of natural phenomena, we show them how to create models and simulations, and we prepare them for conducting projects and- risk analyses of their own.In this way, the programme provides students with key qualifications for engineering positions which require innovative, enterprising solutions for dealing with a wide variety of natural dangers, like earthquakes, floods and storms.The occurrence of an increasing number of natural hazards all over the world and their various effects on individuals, societies and modern economies is one of the major challenges for future decades. The master course in "Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering" faces this challenge by providing indispensable tools for taking into account those phenomena in the different design processes in civil engineering. Thereby, the master course aims at combining practical structural engineering with state-of-the-art concepts regarding computational mechanics, dynamics and probability theory/stochastic analysis. Consequently, the master course provides key qualifications for innovative work in the field of earthquake, flood and wind engineering and offers an international setting in which students will achieve both technical success and personal advancement.Main areas covered by the master course in "Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering" are earthquake engineering and structural design, Geo- and hydrotechnical engineering, Finite element methods and structural dynamics, non-linear analysis of structures under extreme loading, stochastics and risk assessment, as well as disaster management and mitigation strategies. The course program covers, thereby, both theoretical and application orientated topics.The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grants four to seven scholarships to admitted applicants of the Master course NHRE within the program "Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries". The scholarships start only in Winter semester. The students who want to apply for a scholarship starting in Winter semester 2014/15 will be selected from the applicants who send their applications to university until 15 October 2013.... [-]


MSc

Master of Computer Science and Media (MSc)

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Weimar

The internationally recognized and accredited master's programme adopts an integrative approach based on two fundamental concepts: study of a... [+]

Master of Computer Science and Media (MSc)

 

From winter semester 2011/2012, the entire programme will be taught in the English-language. “English is the technical language in computer science and thus it has to be an integral part of the curriculum,” says the Computer Science and Media coordinator Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich. “Our graduates are thus optimally prepared for the IT job market and are competitive especially in international research and development.”

The programme

The internationally recognized and accredited master's programme adopts an integrative approach based on two fundamental concepts:

Study of a selection of primary subject areas: media security, data mining, information retrieval, machine learning, visual analytics, optimization, mathematical modelling, mobile media, human-computer interfaces, usability, graphics, computer vision and visualisation. Acquisition of soft skills through a project-based study approach including active training of scientific communication, presentation and writing skills in small groups. ... [-]

MSc in Human-Computer Interaction

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Weimar

Through mobile devices and ubiquitous technologies, the design and development of intelligent software systems and interfaces is becoming increasingly important. In the English-language [+]

Through mobile devices and ubiquitous technologies, the design and development of intelligent software systems and interfaces is becoming increasingly important. In the English-language Human-Computer Interaction Master of Science programme, students focus on theoretical and practical issues in current computer science research in the fields of interface design and interactive system development. In addition, this technically-oriented HCI master’s programme offers students the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary projects. Students can attend courses offered as part of the Media Art and Design programme as well as courses offered by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism and the Faculty of Art and Design. The programme This international master’s degree programme is based on the following two basic pillars: - The study of a range of current topics within the field of human-computer interaction: usability, user-centred design and user interface testing and research, and innovative interface technologies such as virtual reality, mobile systems, adaptive systems, mixed reality, ubiquitous computing and graphic interfaces. - Acquisition of key skills and competences through a project-based study approach including active training of scientific communication, presentation and written skills in small groups. Structure of studies Students can begin this master’s programme in either the winter or the summer semester. The programme comprises 120 ECTS, which are divided into the following compulsory, elective and research components: - Four compulsory modules (Advanced HCI, Information Processing and Presentation, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Mobile HCI), each comprising 9 ECTS. - Elective modules (24 ECTS in total). - Two research projects (15 ECTS each). - The Master’s thesis module (30 ECTS). In accordance with the Weimar model, research-oriented projects contribute towards a large proportion of this master’s programme. Research profile - The specialist knowledge taught in many courses is strongly oriented around the current research questions of the professorships and provides profound theoretical foundations supplemented by current research questions and results. In addition, students are regularly involved in current research and development projects during their projects, theses and as student assistants. - Scientifically-oriented seminars and projects demand a high degree of independent development of scientific knowledge and provide career-relevant key qualifications. The projects provide a framework for students to propose, implement and defend first independent research initiatives. - Access to scientific literature (online / on-site) for students is good and the selection available in the library is continually updated by the professors. - The laboratories of the individual professorships offer an excellent infrastructure for the implementation of projects and theses. The user-interface, HCI and computer vision laboratories, and also a multi-user 3D display and a visual analytics display are specific examples of facilities available for student use. - In the future, the newly constructed ‘Digital Bauhaus Lab’ will offer students a working environment of the highest standard. - The Faculty of Media provides funding for two or three doctoral students per chair. In most cases, each chair has further project-funded doctoral students who also serve as tutors for projects and theses. This creates an outstanding staff-student ratio which leads to direct and intensive contact between teachers and students. - Two further indications of the research orientation of the master’s programme include the students’ involvement in international publication activities and their employment after graduation in an academic or research-oriented environment. - The students’ research projects and theses from the master’s programme often produce publications at national and international conferences, in which the students are actively involved. - Furthermore, a significant proportion of our graduates have proceeded to begin doctoral programmes inside and outside of Germany. [-]

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Address Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8
Weimar 99423, Germany
Website http://www.uni-weimar.de/
Phone +49 3643 581112