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Record number of students enrols at Hamburg’s universities

Over 10,400 new students begin their courses this week

More than 10,000 first-year students are beginning their courses in six public universities in Hamburg this week, the Ministry for Science and Research Hamburg announced Monday (October 17). Another 3,700 students are beginning Masters courses this winter term. Over 64,000 applications for B.A. and M.A. courses have been received leading to “all-time high”, the authority added. The last record high was in the 2011/12-winter term with around 10,300 first-year students.

6,500 first-year students at University of Hamburg

Katharina Fegebank, Science Senator, said: “The close geographical proximity and networking among universities and non-university research institutions in terms of content make Hamburg an excellent scientific location.” The University of Hamburg had around 6,500 first-year students followed by the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW) with over 2,000 and the University of Technology in Hamburg (TUHH) with around 1,400. HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) had around 400 new B.A. students while the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HfMT) and the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) had over 100 first-year students each.

“Day of Research” at HCU

The HAW is launching a new “Digital Communication” course from March 2017. Applications are being accepted now. Those interested can look up the course on Whatsapp. The HCU is holding a “Day of Research” on October 31, 2016 with an exciting programme for visitors. HCU scientists will present their current and new research projects including forward-looking urban issues and smart city themes.

EUR 1.4 million for “food profiling” project

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF) is providing EUR 2.1 million for the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) and another EUR 2 million for a resarch project in DESY. A research team at Hamburg University is to receive EUR 1.4 million in funding from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) beginning in October as part of the FOOD PROFILING project at the university.

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