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“Girls in technology” – an evening for schoolgirls and parents with Hof University

The faculties of engineering and computer science at Hof University of Applied Sciences would particularly like to inspire female students and graduates of high schools and technical colleges to study one of their technical disciplines. For this reason, Hof University of Applied Sciences invites to an online information evening purely for girls and young women on Thursday, April 8, 2021, to which their parents are also welcome. Beforehand, there will be an information event on the engineering degree programs, which is aimed at schoolgirls and schoolboys together.

Girls and technology – no longer a contradiction: our picture shows student Sarah Simon at the BigRep 3D printer in our university’s new MakerSpace; Image: Hof University of Applied Sciences;

Starting at 4 p.m., students will be introduced to the basic “Bachelor of Engineering” degree program before a total of seven other fields of study are presented at quarter-hour intervals: The newly launched “Design and Mobility” degree program at the Selb learning site will be represented, as will materials engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and industrial engineering at the Hof site, and the Innovative Textiles degree program offered at the university campus in Münchberg.

Encouraging young women

Then, starting at 6 p.m., the “Girls in Technology” event will begin. It is aimed specifically at future female graduates and their parents. The reason for this is obvious: there is still a clear preponderance of male students in the field of technical studies and computer science

We want to counteract this and take away girls’ and young women’s fear of the supposedly male subject areas by specifically addressing them – after all, there are also many talented women in these areas.”

Prof. Dr. Anke Müller, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

The evening will also be accompanied by a female student and a female professor from computer science and textile engineering, as well as by the student advisory service.

Female students talk about their experiences

We offer a contact point for young women who are interested in such studies but are still unsure whether it is really the right thing for them. Talking to them makes it much easier to find out what their real dream study program is.”

Prof. Ina Günther, Professor of Computer Science

It is not just the teaching staff who provide information on this evening: Participants also have the opportunity to ask current female students about their experiences and assessments – in separate, digital rooms. In this way, participants will also gain an impression of which support and mentoring programs can be enrolled in to equip them for careers in STEM subjects. “Of course, parents can also attend the event on their own and ask their questions of faculty members, women’s representatives and career counselors. It can be worthwhile for daughters, because the career prospects could hardly be better,” concludes Prof. Dr. Anke Müller.


The exact program and the temporal expiration is observable over https://www.hof-university.de/ueber-uns/aktuelles/veranstaltungen.html. There one can register immediately also for the meeting.

Rainer Krauß

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