BBI Campus: the new semester begins

18.10.2010
The university project for students from the capital region / Experts offer practical insights into the aviation industry and the BBI development project
The fifth semester of the university project BBI Campus, a cooperation between Berlin Airports and the employment office in Potsdam, is starting on 26 October 2010. Since its launch in November 2008, more than 1,500 students from universities all over the capital region of Berlin and Brandenburg have taken part in the series of lectures. The event gives students the opportunity to speak directly with aviation experts and profit from their know-how and experience.

Dr. Martina Münch, Brandenburg’s Minister of Science, Research and Culture: “Dear students, I invite you to learn more about the BBI Campus and to gain an insight into the varied world of work in an airport environment. Here you can learn all about career opportunities at an early stage, get to know potential employers and use the insights you have gained to orient your studies towards your future profession. The forum also offers employers the perfect opportunity to approach young academics. I would like to encourage companies to regard the BBI Campus as a link between the lecture theatre and the world of work and make university graduates in the region aware of the attractive job vacancies available here in the economic environment of Brandenburg and Berlin. No matter where you are studying – take a look at what BBI Campus has to offer. It’s worth it.”

Dr. Jürgen Zöllner, Berlin’s Senator for Education, Science and Research: “The main aim of Berlin’s research, technology and innovation policy is to turn scientific findings into marketable applications. Here, the aim of Berlin’s ‘Coherent Innovation Strategy’ should be to strengthen the cooperation between the world of science and business in Berlin’s areas of expertise. In order for the strategy to become a reality, the two worlds must unite. The BBI Campus is therefore a prime example of an initiative which enables students to gain a direct insight into the most important development project in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, not as a result of the efforts of university professors, but due to the fact that BBI has made knowledge transfer between business and science a top priority. BBI is an innovation driver for the region and will offer jobs for university graduates who are currently studying and learning all about realising a complex project at the BBI Campus.”

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports: “More and more students are taking an interest in the BBI Campus. We are already looking forward to starting the fifth semester. Being able to consult directly with leading airport and aviation experts gives students the opportunity to thoroughly prepare for the world of work. It is also an exciting opportunity for us to get to know the prospects of tomorrow’s experts today.”

The continuous increase in the number of participants shows that the combination of science and practical application appeals to students. The University of Potsdam counts the participation of Bachelor degree students as a course achievement within the scope of “Studiumplus”, a multidisciplinary study programme aimed at acquiring key skills. Students must participate in all events and prepare a project thesis.

2010/2011 winter semester – dates, topics and course instructors:

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 6–8 p.m.

Information and communication systems at BBI – new or proven? Uwe Hanewald, Strategy and Project Developer, Information and Communications Technology, Berlin Airports

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 6–8 p.m.

Capital Airport BBI: more than just a runway. Non-Aviation Management at BBI Dr. Norbert Minhorst, Division Manager, Non-Aviation Management, Berlin Airports

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 6–8 p.m.

The new Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) tower at BBI – a look behind the scenes at the work and processes of Deutsche Flugsicherung at the aviation location Berlin Frank Zimmermann, Project Manager, BBI Tower, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Tuesday, 18 January 2011, 6–8 p.m.

No ticky, no washy – financing major projects such as the new Capital Airport BBI Sophia Eltrop, Head of Financing, Berlin Airports

To register for a lecture, simply e-mail bbi-campus@berlin-airport.de. Participation is free. Further information on the BBI Campus can be found on the home page of Berlin Airports at www.berlin-airport.de. The event will be held at airportworld bbi, the visitor centre of Berlin Airports, diagonally opposite the S-Bahn railway station Schoenefeld Airport.

Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

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

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070