Partner program Texas Tech

Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, USA has been a partner university of the Jade University of Applied Sciences since 1987. The collaboration between the two universities is organized by the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering in Lubbock and the two departments Engineering Sciences and Management, Information, Technology in Wilhelmshaven.

Citation from the partnership agreement: "The purpose of the exchange program is to promote international friendship and world peace by stimulating and supporting intercultural activities and projects among students from Texas Tech and Jade Hochschule."

Summer courses and projects with German and American students have been held regularly since 2010. In addition to their intercultural competence, they acquire credits which can count towards their degree.

Students who are studying Electrical Engineering, Communication and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Medical Technology, Marine Technology, Industrial Engineering or Business computing may participate.

Opportunities for students

The following opportunities are offered through the cooperation of the Department of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Management, Information, Technology with the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock USA:

  • Participation in summer courses
  • Participation in project

Study at Texas Tech University:

  • Double master´s degrees:

    • Master of Engineering (Multi-disciplinary)
    • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
    • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
    • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    • Master of Science in Systems and Engineering Management

  • Master semester
  • Ph.D.

The main interest of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University is in students who wish to earn a double degree.

History

The collaboration with Texas Tech University, Lubbock USA has existed since 1987. The Lower Saxony regional center for political education has initiated cooperation with the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering.

The first visit of 15 German students under the direction of Prof. Dr. Horst Germer and the visit of 17 American students took place in spring 1987. The exchange of students then continued over several years with a few students. Unfortunately there were no longer visits for an extended period of time.

In 2009, the contact to Texas Tech University was revitilized with the visit of a group of German students. At this point, the Jade University of Applied Sciences changed their programs to the Bachelor / Master system. The compatibility of the systems was thus facilitated. After successful discussions in Texas, the first German-American Summer Program took place in summer 2010. Two contracts comprising the Summer Program and a double master program laid the foundation for the cooperation between the two universities. Since then, the Summer Program has taken place every year and a project has been carried out every two years since 2014.

Through the organization of the summer courses and projects in Wilhemshaven, the students of the two departments of Engineering Sciences and Management, Information, Technology can acquire a double master degree, or study master modules or bachelor modules for a semester. Three particularly successful former students from the Department of Management, Information and Technology have now received a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy), the doctoral degree awarded in the English-speaking countries, at Texas Tech University.