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Ministry for Economics offers financial support to young talents at TUHH

20,000 euro for collaborations between firms and schools. Aviation, maritime systems and green technologies are core issues

A project called “Nachwuchscampus” that promotes young talent at TUHH and in co-operation with the Wirtschaftsvereins für den Hamburger Süden, an economic association that promotes Hamburg’s south, is to receive EUR 20,000 in funding for the 2016/17 academic year from the Ministry for Economics, Transport and Innovation, the TUHH announced in a press release Tuesday (July 19th). The young talent campus outlines co-operations between firms and students and offers practical orientation in MINT professions such as mathematics, information technology, natural science and technology. The focus is on clusters and core issues in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, TUHH, IT, media, life sciences, aviation, maritime systems and green technology.

Insight into technical-scientific sectors

As part of the project, students visit companies where they present their knowledge of the firm. They also carry out research and prepare for applications later. Experiments are also conducted at TUHH that give insight into the technical-scientific parts of the company. Commenting on the project, Frank Horch, Senator for Economics, said: “The format is extraordinary. Tomorrow’s executives get to know Hamburg’s most important clusters, how they are networked and thus modern economic policy.”

Initiative of Wirtschaftsvereins für den Hamburger Süden e.V

To round off the project, students will present their results to the public at a central event. Teachers will also receive further education on how to execute collaborations between schools and firms. The young talent campus was launched in 2013 by the Wirtschaftsverein für den Hamburger Süden e.V., TUHH and child researchers at the university who are injecting EUR 10,000 in funds for the upcoming 2016/17 academic year.

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