The BGCE hosted the first joint degree ceremony of the two Munich program, come.tum and CSE. Invited speaker of the evening was Dr. Jürgen Kohler from DaimlerChrysler, giving a lecture on the importance simulation in automotive engineering (pictures of the ceremony).
Disregarding the Oktoberfest, 14 students of BGCE spend the final two weeks of September in Sarntal/Italy to join the Ferienakademie. This year, two courses,
- “Computational Mechanics – Modellierung, Simulation, Experiment”, and
- “Numerische Simulation – Vom Modell zur Visualisierung“
where dedicated to topics in computational engineering, and where thus attended by the CSE students.
The third session of our soft skills seminar “Leading yourself and others” included a visit to “Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH” in Schongau. Albert Kees, personnel manager at Hirschvogel, introduced his company to us, and led a lifely discussion about question of leadership in a medium-sized company.
On the first weekend of march 2005, the first group of honours students met at the IHK Tagungszentrum in Westerham. After the usual welcome and introduction ceremonies, details of the honours program’s curriculum were presented and discussed.
On Saturday evening, Prof. Dr. Klaus Wucherer, executive vice president of Siemens AG, was special guest for a fireside chat on the topic “High End Computing – the Future of Engineering”.
As part of an afternoon ceremony at Munich’s “Pinakotek der Moderne”, Ministerpräsident Edmund Stoiber and Wissenschaftsminister Thomas Goppel gave the official start of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern.
The Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering will officially be inaugurated on July, 16, 2004. The inauguration will be part of the festivities for the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Prof. Ramm. The ceremony will start at 15:00 in lecture hall N1190 (TUM, main campus).
On March, 9th, 2004, the Staatskanzlei Bayern introduced 10 Elite programs (Elitestudiengänge) and 10 PhD programs as part of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern (see the respective press release in German).