Studies for Senior Citizens at RWTH Aachen Begin Again




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The new course catalog for Studies for Senior Citizens at RWTH Aachen is now available. It once again offers a wide variety of topics and activities during the upcoming winter semester 2016/2017.


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 profit. 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 "Automated and Network Driving - From Functional Development to Hedging," "New Historical and Archaeological Research on Roman Aachen," and "What Motivates Participation in Intergroup Conflicts?." 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 the excursion "Tour of the Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade."

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 the 2016/2017 winter semester with an orientation event on Monday, October 10, 2016, 10am to 12:30pm in seminar room 603, on the sixth floor of HKW 5, Wüllnerstraße 1, in Aachen. During the event participants will learn all they need to know about the program and RWTH Aachen. Afterwards there will be a tour through the central areas of the University.

The registration period begins September 19 and ends October 28, 2016. 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 Info Center in the Main Building, Templergraben 55.

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