China Day 2024: Why China

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Take part in lectures and discussions on cooperation with China in the university context!


     on 17 April 2024

     09.30 a.m. till 1.00 pm

     EAZ 1337/1338


for Students, PhD, professors and researchers, administrative staff, and all other interested parties at TU Ilmenau


Technische Universität Ilmenau presents an exciting program with the following speakers:

  • Linus Schlüter, ChinaKooP, FSU Jena
  • Dr. Sigrun Abels, China Center, TU Berlin
  • Dr. Jan Harder, Chinese-German University College (CHDK), Shanghai
  • Sophia Siegfried, International Office, Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Weyand, Representative for Cooperation with China, Faculty of Business and Media, Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Prof. Dr. Yong Lei, Head of the Department of Applied Nanophysics, Faculty of Business and Media, Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Anni Peng, Biomedical Engineering student, Technische Universität Ilmenau

Cooperation with China has changed considerably in recent years. New joint research projects or study exchanges are being conducted with caution. And German universities tend to be restrained regarding closer cooperation with China. Not least due to the political and economic situation.

Nevertheless, China and its higher education system are often far ahead of Germany in terms of their agility and adaptation to the future issues of society. China is currently a leader in a number of research fields.

We would like to explore the following questions in our presentations and discussions:

What do Chinese universities actually want? How can cooperation and exchange succeed? What partnerships does TU Ilmenau have and how can both sides benefit from each other? How do Chinese students and professors perceive their life in Germany? What can be done to strengthen cooperation and develop a broad understanding of each other through the transfer of skills?


Program 17 April 2024 | 09.30 a.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Part 1: 9:30 - 11.30 a.m.

  • university development and strategies in China, international cooperation, Linus Schlüter
  • status quo at TU Ilmenau - our partners in education and research, common study programs and exchange possibilities, Sophia Siegfried, Dr. Heiner Dintera, Prof. Dr. Joachim Weyand
  • Insight Impressions, Prof. Yong Lei, Anni Peng
  • discussion

Part 2: 11:45 am - 13 pm

  • China competences for engineers - Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China at TU Berlin, Dr. Sigrun Abels
  • German - Chinese Connections - 25 years Chinese-German College for Higher Education (CDHK) in Shanghai, Dr. Jan Harder

The event will be held in German.

Individual lectures can also be attended.


Contact: International Office

Event: Why China