Cooperation Agreement between GSI and the Worms University of Applied Sciences


This news is based on a press release by the Worms University of Applied Sciences.

The newly concluded cooperation agreement between the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the Worms University of Applied Sciences opens up two new branches of cooperation. Opportunities for innovation through cooperative collaboration have been identified for both the Business Computing and the Logistics Management degree programs.

The common goal of the contract partners is the expansion of dual study opportunities. The involved parties are optimistic to promote knowledge transfer in the areas of dual bachelor degree programs in business computing and logistics management in the near future. The target group consists of people who usually have little work experience yet and want to combine study and practice. However, it is also about fresh ideas from a generation that is very familiar with innovative technology and can provide completely new impulses.

“Our computer science and logistics courses are currently in high demand among young people and can be made more application-oriented through the cooperation with the GSI Helmholtzzentrum, theory and practice can be even better interlinked,” Prof. Dr. Jens Hermsdorf, President of Worms University of Applied Sciences, is pleased to say.

“Networking with the local universities is an important factor for us in order to sustainably attract young talent in science, but also in the area of application. The two dual courses of study together with Worms University of Applied Sciences are a new building block that expands our existing portfolio and opens up further training opportunities for young people,” says Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR.

A cooperation with perspective and many facets

Both contractual partners strive for a trustful cooperation and are excited about these promising opportunities. “I consider the GSI Helmholtzzentrum particularly interesting as a partner, since it conducts fundamental research, and I look forward to training the future business computing specialists who will later support this important research via the IT and process side,” adds Professor Marie-Luise Sessler from the Department of Computer Science.

“Securing the recruitment and development of young professionals, especially in the IT sector as well as in logistics, is of great importance to us — the positive experiences with dual students and the tight job market among the graduates of these two fields of study are motivation for this cooperation in the Rhine-Hesse region,” explains Dorothee Sommer, head of the GSI human resources department. “For the management of our major project FAIR, the competences of both disciplines are a key for success.”

During the initiation to the cooperation, special thanks go to the GSI Human Resources Department for the excellent organization and to the coordinator for dual study programs at the University of Worms, Seyit Tokmak.

About GSI/FAIR: The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates a world unique accelerator facility for ions. Some of the best-known results are the discovery of six new chemical elements and the development of a new type of cancer therapy. The new international accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), one of the largest research projects worldwide, is currently under construction at GSI. At FAIR, matter that usually only exists in the depth of space will be produced in a lab for research. Scientists from all over the world will use the facility for experiments to gain new insights about the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present. They will also develop new applications in medicine and technology. (Hochschule Worms/CP)

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