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Open Campus: an event to discover Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Major event at Landshut's largest educational institution delights visitors with a varied programme, exciting activities and a personal atmosphere

Last Saturday, 8 June 2024, the time had come again after a six-year break: Landshut University of Applied Sciences once again opened its doors to all interested parties - from young to old - as part of the Open Campus. The major event was the perfect opportunity for external visitors to get a comprehensive overview of what studying, research and teaching at Landshut University of Applied Sciences is all about. It also conveyed the quality of life that the campus symbolises. Presented by Radio GALAXY, the somewhat different open day was a great success. It could only be realised thanks to the dedicated work of the entire university community and the financial support of the Friends of Landshut University of Applied Sciences.

A day full of discoveries for prospective students and their families

The Open Campus offered prospective students an ideal opportunity to get to know Landshut University of Applied Sciences in all its facets. The six faculties presented their entire range of degree programmes in a variety of formats. The central service and advice centres were also on hand to answer questions about applications, admissions, accommodation, student finance and insurance. Information was also provided on dual study programmes and stays abroad.

Visitors were able to try out and experience campus life at first hand during guided tours of the laboratories and campus grounds as well as activities organised by student clubs and organisations. Students and lecturers were available to give first-hand accounts of their experiences and provide valuable insights. In addition to the offer for prospective students, there was a wide-ranging stage and supporting programme for the whole family. Hands-on activities, lectures and special lab tours for families and children enabled visitors to discover the university campus in a fun way.

Highlights of the day

Action-packed entertainment was provided by a mountain bike stunt show, a demonstration of the all-electric racing car from LA eRacing and a self-defence workshop from LA Courage. EVL ice hockey players were also on site and gave an autograph session, represented by the two professionals David Zucker and Tobi Schwarz. The mountain bike stunt show by the Bilgeri brothers, who performed their spectacular programme directly in front of the main stage, also provided plenty of action. The day's stage and DJ programme was presented by Radio Galaxy with presenter Roman White. Food and drink were also well catered for: a bar, various food trucks and the student union canteen and cafeteria were available to guests.

University President Prof. Dr Fritz Pörnbacher emphasised the importance of personal encounters and praised the hard work of the entire university community: "People are the most important thing of all. A visit on site, which always involves personal conversations, is a much better way to get to know us all and our university campus than just via digital information services. These analogue meetings are essential to get a real feel for it and build relationships with everything here."

A special day, thanks to a varied programme for all

The Open Campus provided all its visitors with an extensive programme that included campus tours, lectures, information stands, insights into workshops and practical applications. Self-tests, demonstrations of machines and hands-on activities made the university tangible for all interested parties. The student counselling service and careers department presented themselves as well as valuable information and contacts.

Landshut University of Applied Sciences presented itself as a family university where everything is close together and a good exchange of ideas is encouraged. Almost 5000 students are enrolled here and enjoy the interdisciplinary atmosphere. The university offers many strong degree programmes, both in the fields of engineering and business administration as well as in the field of healthcare communication and social work.

A format of the entire university community

The success of the Open Campus would not have been possible without the financial support of the Freundeskreis der Hochschule Landshut e.V. as well as other sponsors and the dedicated work of the entire university community. The commitment of the latter made this special day possible and turned it into an unforgettable experience for all visitors.

Ludwig Zellner, Chairman of the Friends of Landshut University of Applied Sciences, summarised the event as follows: "This colourful campus festival offered all interested parties of all ages informative, entertaining and highly interesting opportunities to get to know science, research and teaching at the excellent Landshut University of Applied Sciences: a great opportunity to learn more about our Landshut university and its 57 degree programmes in a vivid and up-close way. The lighthouse in the region's educational landscape shines particularly brightly and widely with this event. The members of the Board of the Circle of Friends who took part in the Open Campus were delighted with the many pleasant conversations. It was great."

Photos: Landshut University of Applied Sciences / Magdalena Hetz
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