RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens to Start Again in April




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The RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens program offer a wide selection of topics and activities in the upcoming 2023 summer semester. The new course guide is available now.


The focus of the program is on regular RWTH course offerings that are open to senior citizens. The University is thereby actively promoting intergenerational dialogue, an approach that benefits both senior citizens as well as young students. Additional events are offered to senior citizen students only – for instance the popular Wednesday seminar. As in past semesters, it will once again feature engaging contributions from several different RWTH faculties. Lectures cover a broad variety of topics, including

  • “Counter-Enlightenment in Contemporary Russia – Alexander Dugin”,
  • “Energy From a Clinker Brick Façade”, and
  • “Digital Medicine – Focuses and Specialties.”

For 100 euros per semester – exemption from fees is possible in justified individual cases – interested students can put together an interdisciplinary timetable. Anyone can participate, regardless of age, with or without university entrance qualification. However, an academic degree cannot be obtained, as this would required enrolling in a regular course of study.

The registration period begins on March 13 and ends on May 12, 2023. The registration documents are included in the program brochure. Senior citizens who have participated in past semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The course guide is also available at some of the local Sparkasse branches or in bookstores. You can find it as well in the foyer of the Super C building, Templergraben 57, or at the RWTH Shop in the Main Building, Templergraben 55. It is also available online through the Studies for Senior Citizens website.