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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

Christmas in Germany - for the first time

| For a little over eight weeks now, almost fifty CDTF students have been calling Paderborn and Paderborn University their home.

Alumni keep in touch with their alma mater

| It has been fifteen years since he enrolled at the CDTF; three years later, he continued the Bachelor's program in Mechanical Engineering at Paderborn University which he successfully completed ten years ago.

Approximately fifty CDTF students transfer to Paderborn University

| At the beginning of the winter semester 2017/18, about fifty CDTF students packed their bags and headed from Qingdao to Paderborn – each one with a different objective: some will, upon having successfully completed their basic studies at the CDTF,...

German students prepare their Chinese fellow students for their stay in Germany

| Almost twenty students from Paderborn who are enrolled in the program “Mechanical Engineering China mb-cn” will spend the month of September at the partner faculty CDTF in Qingdao. Half of the group will participate in a four-week summer school which...

In the future, I would like to professionally co-design a sports car…

| … quite a few Chinese students from the partner faculty CDTF in Qingdao, China come to Germany to enroll in the study programs in mechanical engineering or industrial engineering with this or similar expectations. Thus, the tour of Volkswagen in...

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,...

Chocolate Museum Cologne, Rhine and Cologne Cathedral

| Twenty CDTF students visited Cologne, a metropolis on the Rhine as part of their intensive language course at Paderborn University this summer. After a quick stop at the Cathedral, they crossed the cathedral square and headed along the Rhine towards...

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...

Technology, art and culture at the Glasmalerei Peters

| CDTF and other students of the course "Technical German for international students" visited the workshop for glass design Peters. Here, they experienced the close interconnection of technology and artwork. Anke Schanz (photo 4th from the left), glass...

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.


Dr.-Ing. Vera Denzer

Konstruktions- und Antriebstechnik

Vera Denzer
+49 5251 60-2229
+49 5251 60-3206

Office hours:

Tue, 1:00 2:00 pm

Dr. Josef Noeke

Partikelverfahrenstechnik (PVT)

Josef Noeke
+49 5251 60-2406
+49 5251 60-3207


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