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Start of PRAXIS Summer Camps 2021 at University

84 students, 25 industry partners, three weeks of project time - at the university’s 5th PRAXIS Summer Camp (PSC21), students are focusing on real tasks from company operations. The points of focus are digitalization, health, innovation management, new work, communication, and media.

In international and interdisciplinary teams, bachelor’s and master’s students from the University of Bremen, Jacobs University Bremen, Essex University (Great Britain), Colorado Boulder (USA), Tor Vergata (Italy), and Bloemfontein UFS (South Africa), will analyze, conceptualize, organize, and evaluate issues in company operations in order to obtain findings for their project topic. This will take place from August 2 to 20, 2021. PSC21 will be held entirely in English.

The fifth jubilee version of PSC, which was established by the Career Orientation Office of the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen in 2017, will work on a record number of projects. The doubling of the project numbers in comparison to previous years was able to take place thank to additional cooperations with University of Bremen partner institutions.

“We are pleased about the many industryl partners consisting of various sized companies from different industries, as well as charitable organizations and public facilities,” states the organization and coaching team. This year, the stated team is made up of Maren Hartstock (Career Orientation Office of the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics), Dr. Martin Holi (UniTransfer), Dr. Denis Pijetlovic (future concepts Bremen and HumanRoboLab), as well as Dr. Cornelia Driesen (Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research - ZeMKI), who is participating for the first time.

Virtual Kick-Off Meeting at 9 a.m. On August 2

To start the three-week PRAXIS Summer Camp 2021, a virtual kick-off meeting will take place on Monday, August 2, 2021. Those interested are invited to listen to the short initial presentations via Zoom (login and further information available at https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/praxissummercamp).

After a short introduction by the organizers at 9 a.m., further welcome speeches will be held by Professor Jörg Freiling (Faculty of Business Studies & Economics), Professor Kerstin Radde-Antweiler (ZeMKI), and Dr. Martin Heinlein (UniTransfer). At 9:30 a.m., the student teams will present the main focus of their projects together with their industry partners from Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e.V. (DSAA), AI Center Bremen, Digital Hub Industry Startnow, Corinna Karmelita Empowerment Coaching, denkbar GmbH, Die Sparkasse Bremen AG, HEC GmbH, Hochschulkompass, and Hoodtraining gGmbH.

After a short break, additional five-minute presentations on project tasks with the industry partners Gesundheitscampus Bremen, Laureus Sport for Good Stiftung, LOGIPACK Service GmbH, Magistrat Bremerhaven, Sentor’s Office for the Economy, Arbeit und Europa, mono urbano, MS Concept Steuerberatungsgesellschaft GmbH, neusta aerospace GmbH, Streaming Arts, swb AG, Unicade Publishing e.K., Visionskultur gemeinnützige UG, vomhörensehen, WE4IT GmbH, and cewe Stiftung & Co. KGaA will take place at 10:45 a.m.

After the virtual kick-off, the international teams will begin the three-week, intensive project phase. “It is important to us that the companies and institutions give the students an insight into practical work during this time but also gain new ideas and relevant findings for their project topics,” states the PSC21 organizational team. Thus, after having looked at the matters at hand theoretically, the application of acquired specialist knowledge is to occur within the projects. The teams will receive support from project coaches from the University of Bremen.

Communicative Challenge for all Involved

“Due to the corona pandemic, all coaching sessions on the individual aspects of the projects will be carried out online. And the collaborative team work will also mainly take place virtually this time round,” explains the PSC21 team. This means it is a special communicative challenge for all involved but at the same time, it is an opportunity to gain additional experience for the digitalized working world of the future. The project results will also be presented online at 9 a.m. On August 20.

Companies and organizations that are interested in this format can already register for the next PRAXIS Summer Camp in 2022.

 

Further Information:

blogs.uni-bremen.de/praxissummercamp/
www.uni-bremen.de/en/
 

Contact:

Dr. Cornelia Driesen
Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI)
University of Bremen
Cell: +49 1573 7865035
Email:cdriesenprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
 

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One the one hand a communicative challenge for all involved, on the other hand a chance to gather additional experience for a digitalized working world: The PRAXIS Summer Camp 2021 at the University of Bremen is taking place online this year.