ALLIANZ Science Camps for Students in Engineering Sciences


The Science Camp of the THÜRING Alliance regularly offers interested students in engineering degree programmes the opportunity to pursue their professional interests and inclinations in interdisciplinary teams on a superordinate topic by means of project work, lectures and exercises as well as presentations from industry. Participants can meet like-minded people and, in addition to specialist knowledge, further develop and expand their own soft skills.

What requirements should you fulfil?

You should be a student on an engineering Bachelor-, Diplom- or Master's degree programme at a Thuringian university.

What else does the Science Camp offer?

The Science Camp offers the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to network across several university locations. The Science Camp concludes with a certificate that can be recognised as part of your own examination and study regulations.

Science Camp for MASTER students

Biodiversity monitoring - complex signal analysis and AI applications for bird voice recognition

The 6th Science Camp, which is being organized by TU Ilmenau in cooperation with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar from 23.9. to 2.10.2024, is aimed at all interested MASTER students in STEM and thematically related courses at the seven partner universities of the Thuringian Engineering Sciences Alliance.

Period: September 23 to October 2, 2024 (registration by August 31, 2024!)

Dear science and technology enthusiasts Master's students at Thuringian universities,

We are pleased to invite you to this year's Science Camp with the exciting topic "Biodiversity Monitoring - Complex Signal Analysis and AI for Bird Call Recognition"! This camp is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating world of bird song recognition and the technologies behind it.

What can you expect?

  • Data collection: Learn the basics of data collection and how to collect biodiversity data effectively.

  • Basics of biodiversity monitoring: Understand the importance and methods of biodiversity monitoring and how it contributes to the protection of our environment and how technologies can actively support this.

  • Model making: Build your own models of what a bird call recording station could look like that anyone could use.

  • IoT: Learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to collect and process environmental information.

  • Data Storage: Gain insights into modern methods for secure and efficient data storage.

  • Structural requirements: Learn what structural requirements are needed to set up successful biodiversity monitoring.

  • Bird recognition for everyone: Familiarize yourself with the latest technologies for bird call recognition and see how artificial intelligence can be used to support this.

Our camp offers a perfect mix of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. Exciting workshops and interactive sessions will enable you to carry out your own projects and put what you have learned directly into practice.


Registration is open from now until August 31, 2024 via an informal e-mail and should include the following information

  • Surname, first name
  • Name of your completed Bachelor's degree program and current Master's degree program (STEM or thematically related)
  • Short motivational text explaining why you would like to take part in the Science Camp

Contact person:

Sabine Fincke | 03677-694554

Jenny Gramsch I 03677-693288


ALLIANZ ThürING website

Previous Science Camps

  • March 2022: Bachelor Science Camp "Digital Twin" (hosted by: TU Ilmenau)  (Press release (in German), Video)
  • August 2022: Master Science Camp "Sustainability" hosted by: Hochschule Nordhausen)
  • March 2023: Bachelor Science Camp "Opti+" (hosted by EAH Jena (Report, in German)
  • June 2023: Science Camp for young people in cooperation with MINT-EC on the topic of "Energy from different perspectives" (host university: TU Ilmenau) Uni Online, in German)
  • September 2023: Master Science Camp RoboBau (hosting by: Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (report by Hochschule Schmalkalden and Bauhaus Universität Weimar)
  • March 2024: Bachelor Science Camp GREEN2Smart hosted by FH Erfurt (review in german)
  • May 2024: Science Camp for prospective students: BIODIVERSITY - Technology vs. species protection (hosting university: TU Ilmenau)

Coming soon

March 2025 -Bachelor Science Camp at the Gera-Eisenach Cooperative State University