The sixth semester of BBI Campus gets under way

04.04.2011
University project for students from the capital region / Experts offer practical insights into the aviation industry and the BBI development project
The sixth semester of the university project BBI Campus, a cooperation between Berlin Airports and the employment office in Potsdam, starts on 19 April 2011. The event gives students an exclusive insight into the know-how and experience of leading airport and aviation experts.

“BBI is one of the biggest development projects in Germany”, said Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “BBI Campus enables students in Berlin and Brandenburg to take a look behind the scenes of this project at an early stage – thus preparing them for a job in the aviation industry at a later date. After all, today’s students are tomorrow’s experts.”

Edelgard Woythe, Chair of the Management Board of Potsdam’s employment office: “Innovative concepts such as BBI Campus considerably enhance the university region of Berlin-Brandenburg. They show students the prospects offered by regional companies, and perfectly combine theory and practice.”

The 2011 summer semester of BBI Campus will consist of a series of four lectures held by aviation industry experts.

2011 summer semester – dates, topics and course instructors:

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 6–8 p.m.
“Real estate management at Berlin Airports. Property and unit owners – tasks and challenges” Harald Siegle – Head of Real Estate Management at Berlin Airports

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 6–8 p.m.
“Operational readiness and airport transfer – BBI goes into operation. Strategies and implementation measures for commissioning and relocation” Roland Böhm – Head of Aviation Projects at Berlin Airports

Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 6–8 p.m.
“airberlin – the airline with the capital bonus. The successful development and strategy of the airline in view of its hub development at BBI” Jörg Schwingeler – Head of Strategic Network Development at Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG

Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 6–8 p.m.
“BBI in Berlin-Brandenburg: the airport as a driver of urban development?” Johanna Schlaack – Centre for Metropolitan Studies at the Berlin Institute of Technology / Prof. Klaus Zillich – Architecture and Sustainable Urban Development at the Berlin Institute of Technology

To register for a lecture, simply e-mail to bbi-campus@berlin-airport.de. Participation is free. The event will be held at airportworld bbi, the visitor centre of Berlin Airports, diagonally opposite the S-Bahn railway station Schoenefeld Airport.

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.

Since starting in November 2008, more than 1,600 students from universities throughout the Berlin-Brandenburg region have taken part in BBI Campus. The continuous increase in the number of participants shows that the combination of theory and practice appeals to students. Further information on the BBI Campus can be found on the home page of Berlin Airports at www.berlin-airport.de.

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