Press Release 025/2015

Online Preparation Course of Mathematics

Course Closes Knowledge Gaps of Future Students and Is Coordinated by the MINT Kolleg of KIT and Stuttgart University
Well-prepared for studies: With the new online course, future students can brush up their knowledge of mathematics. (Photo: MINT-Kolleg)

Fractions, vectors, derivations, and integrals – how can they be calculated? This is not only important at school. Such fundamental knowledge is also required in lectures of mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, and engineering. To facilitate the start of studies for future students, more than 20 German universities have developed two versions of an online course (in German only) for brushing up knowledge of mathematics. The course version “VE&MINT” is coordinated by the MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg (course of lectures in mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, and engineering) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Stuttgart University. The cost-free course has been available on the internet since early March.



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sk, 05.03.2015

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