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You can find further dates of fairs and other events in our Event Calender at any time.

Day of Mathematics

The next Day of Mathematics takes place in Spring 2018.

The "Day of Mathematics" promotes mathematically talented pupils. Competing with others they can measure their potential, learn how to work in groups, make new contacts and strengthen their pleasure of mathematics. The new atmosphere of a university, meeting lecturers and students and participating in a lecture, which is organized for that day, build a first bridge between school and university.

For further information about the programme and registration please click here.

Two-day decision training on study and career choice (BEST)

The next seminar will be announced here in time.

For further dates and information please go to

What is a BEST seminar?

A BEST seminar is a two-day training around identification of objectives and decision making in regards to study and career choice for senior students at general and occupational grammar schools (Gymnasien). Teachers of senior grammar school classes and student advisors will be there to guide you.

The decision training will give you clarity about your skills and potentials as well as your life and career goals. You will know exactly in what areas you need further information and where to get it.

This training is designed to help you make a self-determined and well-founded study and career choice in line with your individual skills and interests.

Afterwards it will be much easier for you to choose a suitable field of study and career path. (Anmerkung der Übersetzerin: ist das mit dem vorigen Satz nicht doppelt-gemoppelt?)

We will be focusing on the following:

How do I perceive myself and what are my professionally relevant character traits? In a nutshell, what do I want? And what am I good at? These will be the main topics of day one.

How do I go about orientation? When do I seek what information and where? How to design my info management? How do I make the right decision and establish an action plan? While day two will focus mostly on these areas we will also look at and evaluate internet sources (at PCs of Ulm University).

Seminar structure

Day 1 - exercises around:

  • personal skills
  • distinct interests
  • individual goals and values

Interval phase with homework (ca. 1 week)

  • orientation examination (OT)
  • how do others perceive me
  • guided tour (online) on study orientation

Day 2 - focus on:

  • how to make the right decision
  • analysing the results from the orientation examination
  • individual info management
  • documentation of own decision making process

BEST seminars are organised and scheduled by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Fairs for prospective students

You can find the current dates in our events calendar.

Throughout the year our advisors visit numerous info fairs where prospective students have the opportunity to speak with us. We travel from Munich to Stuttgart and all the way to Dortmund to bring information to you about our course offers and the contents of our degree programmes.

One-day workshop on study and career choice

The next workshop is on June 20th 2017.

Are you about to graduate from school or graduated already but are not sure where to go from here? This workshop, facilitated by the Zentrale Studienberatung (central student advisory services), can help you with this process.

You will:

  • learn about your personal strengths,
  • specify your career aspirations and goals,
  • receive information for further targeted research,
  • and work through the next steps in your decision process.

There will be a mix of individual and group work, plenary discussions and short information inputs.

Length: all day
Group size: 15 - 20

This training will help you make a self-determined and well-founded study and career choice in line with your individual skills and interests.

For registration see German version.