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Press Release 071/2009

Students Inform Pupils

“InWi Scouts“ Talk About Studying at the KIT and introduce the Studies Course on Information Management
InWi Scouts im Klassenzimmer
First-hand information on education at the KIT. (Photo by: Gabi Zachmann)

Information about studying at the KIT and the studies course of information management is provided by the “InWi Scouts 2009”. Students of the information management forum visit schools, answer questions, and provide insight in their studies. It is the objective of this project to support pupils in deciding on whether and what to study. 
 
What exactly does studying mean? Where are the differences to school? What are lectures, seminars, exercises, tutorials? How do I organize my studies? Pupils interested in studying have many questions. Answers are given by the “InWi Scouts”, a group of information management students at the KIT. They visit schools and present their studies and the bachelor studies course of information management as well as the associated career perspectives. Personal experience of the students is most important – the pupils are given direct insight in a student’s life. After the presentation, they may ask questions.  
“InWi Scouts 2009“ is a joint project of students of the information management forum, the Faculty of Economic Sciences, and the Faculty of Information Science of the KIT. It is supported by the KIT students counseling office, the Karlsruhe Studentenwerk, and the city of Karlsruhe. For preparation, the students passed a training to improve their rhetoric competences and their appearance in front of groups. The “InWi Scouts” themselves established contacts to the schools – first to their home schools, at which they passed their final examinations.
 
The interdisciplinary studies course of information management focuses on new job fields and enterprise areas at the interfaces of information technology, telecommunication, entertainment electronics, and media industry. It links the disciplines of economy and information science and also considers legal aspects, in particular aspects of information legislation. 
 
The information management forum represents a platform for students and professors, but also for representatives of industry. It serves to further develop the studies course of information management at the KIT and scientific coverage of information management. Exchange of experience is accomplished via the internet portal www.informationswirtschaft.org.
 
The service of the “InWi Scouts“ is offered to all interested schools. Inquiries may be addressed to Barbara Müller, coordinator of the studies program of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, by +49 721 608-6221 or barbara muellerCsd1∂wiwi uni-karlsruhe de.    
 
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Universität Karlsruhe. This merger will give rise to an institution of internationally excellent research and teaching in natural and engineering sciences. In total, the KIT has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 700 million Euros. The KIT focuses on the knowledge triangle of research – teaching – innovation.
 
The Karlsruhe institution is a leading European energy research center and plays a visible role in nanosciences worldwide. KIT sets new standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists and attracts top scientists from all over the world. Moreover, KIT is a leading innovation partner of industry.


or, July 03, 2009

Press contact:

Margarete Lehné
Stellvertretende Pressesprecherin
Phone: +49 721 608-21157
Fax: +49 721 608-45681
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