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Chinese-German Technical Faculty (CDTF)

At the CDTF, Chinese mechanical engineering students enrolled in the Bachelor program are prepared for further studies at Paderborn University. In a preparatory year, they take a German language course comprising of approx. 1,200 hrs. The next two years of study are focused on the basic studies held in Chinese, while already including some of the basic studies offered in German.

Subsequent to this part of their studies in China, 30-40% students of a given year go on to an advanced study program in mechanical engineering at Paderborn University. To transfer from Qingdao to Paderborn, students have to fulfill several prerequisites such as languages abilities and professional/technical qualifications/skills which have to be verified by good grades obtained in the Chinese-German basic studies. Once in Paderborn, the Chinese students complete the regular fifth and sixth subject-related semester of the Bachelor program in mechanical engineering, including industrial training in a German company.

German students can transfer to Qingdao for one semester to get some impressions of Chinese (university) culture. The study program “mb-cn” provides them with basic Chinese skills; in addition, they work as student teaching assistants.

Current events

German class in the morning and Golf lessons in the afternoon

| To balance the intensive morning language class, the supplementary program of this year’s summer school had participants take a golf lesson. Following a brief theoretical introduction into the selection of clubs and swing techniques by golf teachers,...

Supplementary program of the current intensive language course in Paderborn

| They stood out with excellent performances in their German language course during their first year at the CDTF. Now, their hard work is rewarded – twenty top-performing students are invited to a 4-week intensive language course in Paderborn. The...

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering honors top-performing students with a scholarship

| As part of the support program “German University projects abroad”, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) once again this year grants stipends to CDTFstudents who excelled in their German language courses and in their basic study program at the...

Preparing for working as a student assistant in the “Middle Kingdom”

| Eight German students of the Master’s program “Mechanical Engineering China – mb-cn” will spent the next winter semester at the partner faculty CDTF in Qingdao at the Yellow Sea. They prepared for this stay abroad during a one-day seminar, receiving...

Faculty members of QUST and CDTF explore Paderborn University

| A group of faculty members of the Qingdao University of Science and Technology just spent several days in Paderborn to exchange experiences. At the QUST, they are responsible for selected teaching, research and administrative tasks. Dr.-Ing. Vera...

Association of Chines students has new leadership

| As of April 2017, JIN Fangyi (photo on the right) now heads the “Association of Chinese students in Paderborn”. She already signed partly responsible for the successful spring festival at the Kulturwerkstatt and for a trip to a flower park....

Modern automotive in Kassel and medieval history in Warburg …

| ... those were the two highlights of a full-day excursion for CDTF students to North Hesse and Southeast Westphalia during the non-lecture period. The group, headed by Dr. Josef Noeke, visited two assembly lines in the pressing plant and gear...

Writing excellent texts using WORD

| A written application and student works in general have to be convincing in any case and must convey a positive impression at first sight. A recent seminar offered by Karina Rohlfing addressed just how to generate such texts.

CDTF students preparing for the application process for an industrial internship

| What is important in phone interviews for an internship application? What types of questions may I expect in a job interview? What is a good way to prepare for the application process? These were among the questions CDTF students addressed in small...

Colorful program to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the brink of the “Year of the Rooster”

| Once again, the “Association of Chinese students in Paderborn”, headed by Fu Shihao, with local support organized a respectable spring festival. The festival took place at the Kulturwerkstatt, Bahnhofstrasse in Paderborn and was sold out. Chinese and...

Mechanical Engineering – Master’s degree from Germany … and then what?

| A Bachelor degree from Paderborn University and a follow-up Master’s program successfully completed in Germany provide a great many former CDTF students with excellent career opportunities in the growing Chinese automobile market. Recently, Prof....

Meeting of international students at Paderborn’s historic city hall

| Following a long-standing tradition, shortly after the beginning of the winter semester international students are invited by the mayor of Paderborn to a meeting a Paderborn's historic city hall. The building was designed in the Weser Renaissance...

More successful graduates of highly demanded Master’s program “Mechanical Engineering China (mb-cn)”

| Upon completion of this year's four-week long summer school at the Chinese partner faculty CDTF in Qingdao, eleven German Master's students joined the mb-cn program and talked about the highlights of their stay at the Yellow Sea including first...

Experts of Chinese railway are interested in the Mechanical Engineering study program in Qingdao and Paderborn

| On their educational tour through Germany, around fifty executives of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CRRC), China’s largest manufacturer of rail vehicles and one of the world’s largest companies stopped at Paderborn University. Shen...

Top-performing CDTF students honored with DAAD stipends

| This year, the DAAD stipends for top-performing CDTF students were granted during the summer school closing ceremony for their younger fellow students from Qingdao. Five Chinese students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s program at...

Contact

Dr.-Ing. Vera Denzer

Konstruktions- und Antriebstechnik

Vera Denzer
Phone:
+49 5251 60-2229
Fax:
+49 5251 60-3206
Office:
P1.3.26
Web:

Office hours:

Tue, 1:00 2:00 pm

Dr. Josef Noeke

Partikelverfahrenstechnik (PVT)

Josef Noeke
Phone:
+49 5251 60-2406
Fax:
+49 5251 60-3207
Office:
E3.101
Web:

Funding

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

German Academic Exchange Service

The University for the Information Society