Studies for Senior Citizens at RWTH Resume in April




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The new course schedule for RWTH Aachen Studies for Senior Citizens is now available. It contains a colorful array of topics and activities for the 2017 summer semester.


The focus is the regular courses from all the faculties that are open to senior citizen students. With this program, RWTH Aachen is actively promoting the dialogue between young and older people from which both sides can benefit. Additionally, there are events and courses offered by teachers at the University open exclusively to senior citizen students.

As in past semesters, the popular Wednesday seminar is filled with contributions from different faculties. Presentations cover topics such as "Muhammad and Charlemagne: How Islam Came to Europe," "The (Cultural) History of Sleep" to "Violence in Theory and Practice." After the presentations there is always time for discussion.

Studies for senior citizens also include work and discussion groups that are organized and led by senior citizens themselves. Furthermore, the program includes an excursion to the Aachen cloth factory.

For 100 euros a semester – the fee may be waived in certain cases – senior citizen students can choose from the entire program and put together a comprehensive schedule. Only a few courses require additional costs. As auditors, you do not have to decide on a certain course of study. Anyone can participate, regardless of age, or if you do or do not have an Abitur. An academic degree cannot be attained, since regular studies are required to complete one.

Studies for senior citizens starts in Summer Semester 2016, with an orientation event on April 28, 2017, from 10am to 12:30pm, in seminar room 603, on the sixth floor of the "Heizkraftwerk" building, Wüllnerstraße 1, in Aachen. During the event participants will learn all they need to know about Studies for Senior Citizens and RWTH Aachen. Afterwards there will be a tour through the central areas of the University.

The registration period starts on March 20 and ends April 28, 2017. Registration materials and a bank transfer slip are included in the course program. Senior citizens who have participated in past semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The brochure is also available in stands in certain Sparkasse locations and bookstores. You can also find it in certain service offices at the university, such as the Registrar's Office and the Info Center in the Super C, Templergraben 57, or the RWTH Shop in the Main Building, Templergraben 55.

All information is also available online at Studies for Senior Citizens.