RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens to Start Again in October




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The RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens program offer a wide selection of topics and activities in the upcoming 2020/2021 winter semester. The new course guide is available now.


In principle, in-person attendance is again permitted according to the state's coronavirus procection ordinance. However, larger events with more than 200 participants will be offered online. Due to the risk of infection, the majority of events in the studies for senior citizens' program will also be held remotely in the 2021/22 winter semester.

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 “Long COVID - What We Know,” “Happy People Live Longer: Tips for a Strong Immune System,” and “Hydrogen: An Energy Carrier for the Future.”

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 a regular course of study would be required.

The registration period begins on September 13 and ends on November 12, 2021. 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.