Planned LunchTalks@Beuth are listed below with brief descriptions of the topics.

New LunchTalks in the Winter Semester

LunchTalks are brief events offered three times a semester entirely within the lunch break, thus enabling the entire Beuth community to attend. LunchTalks concern captivating topics of Education, Society, Business, Science and Engineering that last 15-20 minutes with additional time for discussions.

Watch earlier LunchTalks – like last semester’s “Surviving the next Artificial Intelligence Wave” by Stefan Edlich, “The Future of Research at Universities of Applied Sciences” by Sebastian von Klinski, and “When Sliderules Ruled the Engineering World” by Stefan Heimann.

As indicated below there will be three more exciting topics on offer.


The (In)Famous Numerus Clausus – Basic Law: University Capacities and Law Suits

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 11:40-12:10, in B 545
  • Corinna Schroeder, M.A., Head of the Academic Affairs Unit

 In Germany everyone has the right to freely select their occupation/profession, their place of work/residence and their place of training/education. However, what if the desired place of training/education cannot accept every applicant for lack of capacity? Every year there are about 17,000 applicants for Beuth’s 70 degree programs, making five applicants for each place of study available.

How do we determine how many students can be accepted? What exactly is this Numerus Clausus? What happens when some of the rejected applicants sue the university to obtain a place? We will take a look behind the curtain regarding capacity law.


The Factors that Influence the Academic Success of University Students

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:40-12:10, in B 545
  • Dipl.-Pol. Lena Ziesmann, Acting Head of the Quality Management Unit

What are the main factors that influence the academic development of students that lead to the successful completion of their studies? Conversely, what factors contribute considerably to some students making the unfortunate decision to abandon their studies? We will focus on the measures that the Beuth University can take to help such students avert abandoning their studies in order that they too can achieve their academic goals.


The topic is to be announced later.

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2017, 11:40-12:10, in B 545
  • Dipl.-Geogr. Anke Cremer, Staff Member of the Process Management, Organization Development, and the Research and Technology Transfer Units