Note: The event will not take place due to the current Corona situation in 2020! We hope to have another offer in summer 2021!
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."
Summerprograms and summerprojects 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.
- yearly summerprogram July / August
- every two years summerproject April - September, next summerproject in 2020
Students who are studying Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Medical Technology, Marine Technology, Industrial Engineering or Business computing may participate.
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 program 2 semesters: Note: The double master program is chargeable now!
- 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: Note: the master semester is actual not awailable for free. Probably free of charge again spring semester 2021.
- Ph.D.: Note: Only available after double master program, not free of charge.
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 summerprogram took place in summer 2010. Two contracts comprising the summerprogram and a double master program laid the foundation for the cooperation between the two universities. Since then, the summerprogram has taken place every year and a summerproject has been carried out every two years since 2014.
Through the organization of the summerprograms and summerprojects 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 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.