Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detmar Zimmer, director of the exchange program with the CDTF, Dr. Vera Denzer and Yang Chunqing (photo 1st + 3rd from the right) saw 25 German students off to long- and short-term study stays in Qingdao at the Yellow Sea. The students, interested in Chinese language and culture, are enrolled in the program “Mechanical Engineering in China – mb-cn”, a specific major of the Master’s programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at Paderborn University. A great number of the German students staying for the 4-week summer school or almost six-month semester abroad are supported by stipends from German partner companies. China is currently interested in increasing the number of student from Western countries at its universities and is thus providing three German students staying in the Middle Kingdom with a stipend from the China Scholarship Council (CSC).