Second round of BBI Campus starts

University project for students from the capital region / Practical insight into the aviation industry / Participation recognised as course achievement
The second round of the university project BBI Campus, which Berlin Airports developed in cooperation with the employment office in Potsdam, is starting just in time for the 2009 summer semester. Berlin Airports is thus continuing its successful cooperation with universities from Berlin and Brandenburg. The series of lectures offers students the opportunity to gain an insight into the varied world of work in an airport environment. Students thus have the chance to consult with and profit directly from the know-how and experience of the airport and aviation experts.

New this semester: the University of Potsdam is counting student participation as a course achievement within the scope of the "StudiumPlus" programme, a multidisciplinary field of study to acquire key skills.

Patrons of the project are Prof. Johanna Wanka, Brandenburg's Minister of Science, Research and Culture and Prof. E. Jürgen Zöllner, Berlin's Senator for Education, Science and Research.

"The main aim of the university project is to give participating students a high-quality insight into the German capital region's most significant development project, the construction of the future Capital Airport BBI", said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. "With BBI Campus, we are offering students from Berlin and Brandenburg the opportunity to enter into direct dialogue with real-life experts."

"Strengthening the employability of university graduates is one of the key aims of StudiumPlus", said Prof. Norbert Franz, head of the study group of the same name at the University of Potsdam. "In order to achieve this aim, StudiumPlus intends to cooperate with businesses in Berlin and Brandenburg. Those studying for a Bachelor's degree now have the opportunity to take part in a series of practical lectures at the BBI Campus in the 2009 summer semester. Our university, represented by StudiumPlus, is the first university in the Berlin-Brandenburg region to have played a part in creating the concept for the series of lectures and was thus able to set the standards for quality assurance and recognition."

236 participants attended the first series of lectures, which can be regarded as a huge success. The universities of origin were also distributed impressively, with students from all universities in the Berlin-Brandenburg region participating. In addition, the BBI Campus model was modified and further developed. In cooperation with the University of Potsdam ("StudiumPlus" programme), performance points are now being awarded for the first time. Interested students will be given specialist literature in advance and a 90-minute discussion will be held after the lecture.

In the 2009 summer semester, BBI Campus will consist of a series of four lectures. All lectures will be held by course instructors directly involved in planning the new Capital Airport BBI.

2009 summer semester – dates, topics and course instructors

  • Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.: "The new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport – effects on the economy and opportunities for the airport region" Birgit Steindorf – Team leader of financing, locations, job market/business locating at Berlin Partner GmbH and Prof. Wilken, Chairman of LogistikNetz Berlin Brandenburg e.V.
  • Tuesday 26 May 2009, 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.: "Modern organisational development – or nothing will ever be the same?" Jens-Peter Toepper – Head of Organisational Development at Berlin Airports
  • Tuesday 23 June 2009, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.:  "Civil aviation development in Europe – opportunities, challenges and knock-on effects" Andreas Kaden – Managing Director of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH
  • Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.: "Managing major projects such as BBI" Manfred Körtgen – BBI/Technical Director at Berlin Airports

The lectures will be held at airportworld bbi, the visitor centre of Berlin Airports, diagonally opposite the S-Bahn railway station Schoenefeld Airport. Information on the BBI Campus series of lectures can be found at Those interested in attending one of the lectures can register at, without completing a form.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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