15. May 2020 | Library: Extended opening hours from 18/05/2020 for students and staff members. Further information on the opening hours.
24 April 2020 | You are obliged to wear a mask (as of 27 April) on entering the building. Further information on the mask sale on campus can be found in this article.
24 April 2020 | Library will offer lending only from 9am – 5pm under circumstances. Further information on the library requirements can be found in this article.
08 April 2020 | Exams in the 2020 summer semester. Further information on the exams in the 2020 summer semester can be found in this article.
31 March 2020 | DIT is starting immediately in all faculties with increased provision of teaching content in electronic form. Further information on teaching content can be found in this article.
17 March 2020 | Closure of access to the buildings of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Further information on the closure of access to the buildings can be found in this article.
With the still valid hygiene measures in place, but a lot of motivation, the first lecture at the Technology Campus in Hutthurm started on Monday, June 8, 2020.
As a university of applied sciences, DIT's research work is always rooted in real-life cases. Since 2009, DIT has successively established 11 Technology Campuses in the neighbouring districts around Deggendorf where staff and students develop innovative solutions or products. All projects have the financial backing of businesses who aim to immediately integrate research results into their company structures or production lines to improve their products or manufacturing efficiency.
Nine students from different universities were able to attend the lecture of the scientific campus director Prof. Dr. Mathias Hartmann. With sufficient safety distance and hygiene measures in place, nothing stood in the way of the long-awaited attendance event.
The Technology Campus (TC) Hutthurm focuses on innovative solutions in plastics technologies and establishes efficiency through process development, lightweight construction and materials research.
The whole team at the TC is happy that the event could take place despite the current situation.
Deggendorf Institute of Technology’ impact is impressive at the newly introduced WURI (Worlds Universities with Real Impact) ranking, especially in the categories “Entrepreneurial Spirit” (Rank 8, worldwide) and “Student Mobility and Openness” (Rank 26, worldwide). DIT has achieved rank 43 in overall placings and is therefore within the top 50 most innovative universities worldwide, only beaten by the world’s most well-known universities such as Princeton, Berkeley, University of Tokyo, Stanford, Harvard or the MIT.
The WURI ranking is a new system, which evaluates universities’ innovation and sustainable values. Four criteria are in use for the evaluation.
Firstly, practical industrial success is valued, not the amount of scientific publications. Secondly, start-ups initiated by the universities, not entries of graduates into the working market, are important. Thirdly, social responsibility, ethical standards and integrity have a higher place in the ranking than the sole focus on pure knowledge and material success. Finally, mobility of students and the intellectual and academic cooperation across borders is taken into consideration.
DIT could score in all criteria. DIT president Prof. Peter Sperber stated, “Of course, this ranking doesn’t replace the traditional ratings, which rely especially on research performance and the classic methods of knowledge transfer.” But it’s a very important addition. Especially in worldwide times of crises and global discussions about equality and discrimination. “Entrepreneurship and open-mindedness are very important criteria for young people. We’re on the right track,” Sperber adds.
The new ZEIT study guide 2020/2021 with results of the CHE university ranking has been available since the beginning of May. Once again, students have also evaluated study courses at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT). The latest results can be found in the subjects Business Administration, Economics, Business Informatics, Industrial Engineering and Management and Organisational and Economic Psychology.
Especially the results for Organisational and Economic Psychology should be interesting. This year, they were included in the CHE university ranking for the first time. At DIT, students rated the library equipment and the support for studying abroad in this subject as very good. But DIT's ranking is also very impressive in all other categories and courses of study. In the current issue of the Zeit Studienführer and on Zeit online, earlier results in the subjects civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, nursing science, technical physics and environmental engineering can also be found. The ZEIT Studienführer is a popular accompanying medium for choosing a course of study. From choosing the right subject, through the application phase to the start of your studies, you will find a lot of information for a successful start into the future.