Successful Summer School at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

Beitrag vom 16. October 2017

From 10th to 16th of September the team of CAEBUS successfully hold the planned Summer School with the topic “E-Business: Market Structures, User Behavior, Emerging Technologies”. The CAEBUS-Team could welcome 11 Bachelor degree students from the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, 3 professors and 9 Master and Ph.D. students from the well-known International College of the National Institute for Development Administration in Bangkok and one lecturer and 3 British students from the Birmingham City University at our Summer School. Additionally, a student project group of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences supported and helped the CAEBUS team in the preparation and performance of the Summer School.

On the first day, 10th of September, the international guests were picked up from the airport and train station. Afterwards in the evening, Mr. Massarczyk and parts of the student project group lead the international guests through a tour in the city of Wiesbaden. Here, Mr. Massarczyk especially explains some aspects and facts of the history and the daily of Wiesbaden.

On the 11th of September, the official opening of the CAEBUS Summer School was given by Prof. Dr. Winzer, who introduced to the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences and opened the introduction speeches of the vice president of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Prof. Dr. Jost and the Thai vice general consul Pongsathon Chudasmita. After the friendly greetings from the both speakers, the official weekly program with different presentations and excursions started. Next to the presentations of the 3 Thai professors Prof. Dr. Vesarach Aubemoonsuke, Prof. Dr. Sid Suntrayuth and Prof. Dr. Peerayuth Charoensukmongkul and the 3 CAEBUS professors Prof. Dr. Stephan Böhm, Prof. Dr. Werner Quint and Prof. Dr. Peter Winzer, the 2 excursions built the possibility that the International and German students could get an in-depth view of practical work in daily life of the business work in Germany. The whole group visited the television and radio program “Südwestrundfunk” for the first time. Here, the International and German students could get the experience how the programs were produced. Also, the students could directly talk and ask radio moderators about their daily work life and the pros and cons of their job. The first evening closed with a German traditional dinner in a typical Bavarian restaurant. On the 12th of September, the students could get further presentations and a group work about E-Business software programs that was presented by Mr. Eine.

Following these presentations, the German and Internationals students and guests visited Price Waterhouse & Coopers (PWC) in Frankfurt on the 13th of September. Here, the group experienced an enjoyable time to develop ideas for a new mobile application in the new Experience Lab of PWC. The evening of Wednesday was closed by a traditional wine tasting with a barbecue and a social international culture program.
On Thursday, the last presentations about the topic E-Business were presented. In the following Mr. Driehaus lead a group work, where the German and International students could develop an own approach for a development of an application. On the last day, Friday, the Ph.D. candidates from the CAEBUS team and partly from the ICO NIDA presented their dissertation topics. Finally, all the students get a certificate of participation and the group photograph were taken.

The whole feedback for this enjoyable week was very positive and so the CAEBUS team is looking forward to organizing another Summer School in the next 2 years.