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Opportunities for Refugees.

The University of Bayreuth offers refugees bright prospects, fostering integration by way of university education. Against this background, the University offers – among other things – intensive preparatory courses in the German language. Although the number of newly arrived refugees has recently decreased, there are still considerable challenges facing those who have come to Germany. The University of Bayreuth has been making a valuable contribution to tackling these challenges by way of the “Refugees Welcome” programme it established in 2015.

Further information on language courses, the application process, opportunities for scholars at risk, and much more is available on the official homepage www.refugees.uni-bayreuth.de.

PROFI in MINT (STEM): further qualification for refugee academics

Many refugee academics can boast both an academic degree and professional experience.They are generally well qualified for the German labour market, where, especially in the fields of mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences, and technology (the STEM subjects), skilled professionals are in great demand. Nevertheless, academics who seek asylum in Germany rarely find employment on the German labour market appropriate to their training.

This is precisely the situation the DAAD-funded project "PROFI in MINT" at the University of Bayreuth, which includes the certificate course "Technology and Management", is seeking to address. This certificate course is aimed at refugee academics.

The certificate course lasts one semester. The course is free of charge for refugees.

Course content:

  • Foundations of engineering
  • Foundations of business & economics
  • Two subject-specific language courses 
  • Career service

By obtaining a certificate from a German university, refugees are given better opportunities on the German labour market and can use their potential and qualifications there in a targeted manner. 
Further information on the project can be found on the homepage www.profi.uni-bayreuth.de.

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