RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens to Be Held Online




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This year’s Studies for Senior Citizens program, set to launch on October 26, is proud to once again offer a wide selection of topics and activities in the upcoming 2020/2021 winter semester. The new course guide is available now.


This year, there will be no in-person lectures and classes for senior citizens – the entire program will be offered in digital format.

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. Additional events are offered to senior citizen students only – for instance the popular Wednesday seminar.

Lectures cover a broad variety of topics, such as “Engineers Are Saving the Planet – Is ‘Humanotopia’ as a Sustainable Vision for Society?”, “How Dangerous is Bitcoin to Our Climate,” and "Raffael – More Than a Great Painter of Madonnas."

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 Abitur. However, an academic degree cannot be obtained; this would require enrolment in a regular course of study.

The studies for senior citizens program is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 26, 2020.

The registration period begins on October 12 and ends on November 27, 2020. Registration materials and a bank transfer slip are included in the course guide.

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 at the RWTH Registrar's Office, at the Info Center located 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.