Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NIT Class 19: 28 Students, 13 Countries

The new NIT class is here. Twenty-eight engineers, male and female, embarked in October on their master’s degree course in Technology Management at the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management.

With 28 students from 13 countries the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management demonstrates yet again its international focus. Along with ten Germans, Class 19 includes three Mexican, three Indian, two American and two Ukrainian students. They are joined by female students from Colombia and Croatia and a male student each from Nigeria, Iran, the Lebanon, Jordan, Brazil and, for the first time, a student from Syria. Over the years, students from 64 countries have studied at the NIT. For many, this international community makes studying at the NIT such an attractive proposition. Miguel Wesselmann, Class 19, says, “I am looking forward to working on management challenges in an international environment.”

In addition to their nationalities, students’ ages vary widely – from 23 to 35 – and female students make up a relatively high, nearly 40 percent proportion of the new class. The NIT community is characterized not only by its diversity but also by the special relationship between students. This year, as in the past, around half of the class have decided to live in a student apartment in the NIT Building on the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) campus. “This is a wonderful opportunity I have gained. I would not have been able to meet such a diverse group in my country or in my master’s course alone at the TUHH,” says Asmita Mangalore Rao from India.

As in previous years, NIT students mostly prefer the double-degree program. Twenty of them have opted for the ambitious combination of an engineering degree course at the TUHH and a master’s in technology management at the NIT. Asmita is one of them. “Doing an MBA was always on my list, but doing it along with my master’s is something amazing,” she says. Along with her MBA program at the NIT she is studying for an MSc in microelectronics and microsystems at the TUHH. In this year’s NIT class, chemical and bioprocess engineering, mechatronics and mechanical engineering and management are the most popular TUHH study programs. Eight students are studying for an MBA in Technology Management at the NIT as an in-service course or alongside studying for their PhD.


About the NIT

The NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management has provided management training for engineers since 1999 in a public-private partnership with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). An annual 35 students from around the world, including scholarship holders funded by companies and foundations, complete an English-language study program with two fully-fledged master’s degrees: one in engineering, the other in technology management. Experienced engineers can also study for the MBA as an in-service degree.

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