Germany is a world leader in technology and engineering. German companies are especially important to Kentucky’s economy. About 50 German companies are doing business in Kentucky, making Germany the second largest investor in the Commonwealth (behind Japan).
The UK College of Engineering is cooperating with the Division of German Studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literature and Cultures, to combine German language and culture with Engineering.
8th annual Calculus III in Germany in Karlsruhe/Germany from June 21 to July 25, 2014
The Calculus III tours to Germany, after the conclusion of it’s seventh tour in July 2013, now has 90 “alumni”. Participants stay with host families in Karlsruhe, Germany and take Calculus III (MA 213). The class is taught in English language by a UK Math faculty member, Mondays to Thursdays. Fridays are reserved for company visits in order to teach students about German and/or global engineering practices. In 2013, the students visited BMW, GE Global Research, and KASIG Karlsruhe.
To find out more , please contact Ilka
Global Energy Issues Course at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Since Summer 2012, UK Engineering students have the option to join the Global Energy Issues program in Karlsruhe, Germany. Students live in dorms or apartments during the months of June and July, and are paired with engineering students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The course is taught by UK faculty members Dr. Larry Holloway and former engineering Dean Dr. Tom Lester. At the beginning of the fall semester, UK will welcome six KIT students to join faculty in ME and MSE for research internships. To find out more about this program, please contact Ilka Balk. In future years, the program will be limited to about 10 UK and 10 KIT students.
Exchange Program with the University of Karlsruhe (Spring Semester in Karlsruhe)
The College of Engineering has an exchange agreement with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. The Institute is a leader in Engineering Research and Teaching. The exchange has a research and an academic component. Students start out working in a lab, researching topics pertaining to their major. Starting in April, students take classes at the University. Students who want to obtain credit and a grade for courses taken in Karlsruhe can take a bypass exam after their return to UK. For select courses transfer equivalencies have been established, which means that students will receive course credit at UK for the courses taken in Karlsruhe. If you are interested, please contact the College of Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org or at: 859-257-4178.