German-Finnish Double Degree Brings Great Opportunities to German Students from Aschaffenburg

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The agreement is signed in Turku, Finland by Tero Reunanen, Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen and Ludger Schneider-Störmann.

A new cooperation agreement offers the opportunity for double engineering degrees

The agreement is signed in Turku, Finland by Tero Reunanen, Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen and Ludger Schneider-Störmann.

A cooperation agreement, which was signed on Tuesday November 16 in Turku with the Finnish University of Applied Sciences in Turku, TUAS, provides students studying International Technical Sales Management at the UAS Aschaffenburg with the chance to complete a Finish engineering degree in addition to the German one. In the Turku area, there are many German companies in different markets, also offering chances for international internships. Furthermore, the Finnish degree opens the possibility to work towards a master’s degree within 2 additional semesters only.

This autumn the first engineering student from TUAS started her studies at Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Upon graduation, the student will have two engineering degrees. “The German students will study in the technology driven region of Turku. Besides the chemical company Bayer, Turku, Eckes Food and Valmet Automotive there is also the world famous Meyer Werft which builds the largest cruise ships in the world”, says German program manager Ludger Schneider-Störmann. “The close cooperation between TUAS and our UAS Aschaffenburg is also strengthened by the exchange of teaching staff. Our German students can broaden their view on technical sales and gain experience in the foreign culture. Germany is Finland’s most important industrial partner”. 

The cooperation agreement is mutual: Finnish engineering students also have the opportunity to complete a German degree in engineering. The programme offered in Turku leads to a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Management and Engineering, and the programme offered to Finns in Germany leads to a Bachelor degree of Engineering in International Technical Sales Management.

This cooperation was possible, because the dean Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen, study program manager Tero Reunanen and teaching professor Timo Holopainen of the TUAS joined the Academic Association of Sales Engineering, AASE. More than 40 teaching professors of more than 20 universities are united in the AASE to improve study programmes and research in the field of sales engineering. The AASE was founded in Aschaffenburg 2014. The cooperation also comprises teaching exchange. So Tero Reunanen and Timo Holopainen joined this year’s International Project Week in Aschaffenburg. The cooperation agreement was initiated by Sylvana Krausse and Schneider-Störmann with support by Alexandra Krimm from UAS Aschaffenburg. 

 “Both universities use a similar approach to prepare their students for being future sales engineers: many trainings and tailor-made lectures to understand the fundamental methods in sales engineering. Having two different viewpoints will certainly be an advantage for their future careers”, says Sylvana Krausse. 

Students of International Technical Sales Management may apply now to join the programme. There are already many students from both sides, who are interested in this dual degree program in technical sales engineering. There are five exchange places provided at the moment at each university.

More information:

Degree Programme Leader International Technical Sales Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Schneider-Störmann