Students who study computer science or business informatics at Hof University of Applied Sciences can very easily gain international experience: Since 2021, there has been a double degree agreement with MNU University (formerly KAZGUU University) in Kazakhstan. This allows students to spend a fixed number of semesters abroad and the mutual recognition of additional degrees earned there. Now, in Astana, Kazakhstan, the ceremonial handing over of the certificates took place to the first 3 successful double-degree students of business informatics.
Assel Muratova, Dilyara Tububayeva and Nazerke Tanirbergen are thus the first three female students of Kazakhstan’s MNU to spend a year in Hof from March 2022 and successfully complete all subjects here. They then returned to Astana to successfully complete their studies in Kazakhstan.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Leuoth, Head of the Business Informatics program, explains the principle of the double degree agreement: “Only when the studies at the home university in Kazakhstan have been successfully completed and at the same time all compulsory subjects have been successfully completed at our university, students receive their second degree – in this case a Bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics.” And further:
“I am extremely happy about these first degrees, because they show that the program is meaningful and can be completed successfully. We visit our partner university regularly and try to expand the program further.”Prof. Dr. Stefan Leuoth, Head of the Business Information Systems program
In double degree agreements, the curricula of the respective degree programs are coordinated with those of the partner university. This means that nothing stands in the way of mutual recognition of achievements right through to graduation. This has many advantages for the professional practice of graduates:
“International teams are the core of modern software development – not only in corporations, but also in medium-sized companies. By earning a second degree, students are not only prepared professionally for this collaboration, but also acquire important intercultural skills.”Prof. Dr. Andrej Bachmann, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science
A double degree also increases the chances on the job market and enables greater opportunities for advancement.