Spring tour to the National Park "Sächsische Schweiz"

In March 2022, the group of the SEM students made a 1-day sightseeing trip to Dresden and National Park Sächsische Schweiz (Saxony Switzerland). This travel has been organized and guided by the SEM manager Dr. Krikotov.

In Sächsische Schweiz students visited a cozy town Königstein and Festung Königstein (Fortress Royal Stone), which are located near Dresden, on a mountain on the left bank of the river Elbe.

Festung Königstein is a real collection of highlights.

The entrance to the fortress is a complex system of bridges and tunnels. And behind the high wall is a small town of many buildings, streets and squares; inside of buildings of the citadel, there are expositions devoted to the history of the fortress, its daily life, inhabitants, ancient weapons, and royal utensils.

In Dresden, students walked around the tourist area, King’s Palace, and the bank of the river Elba.

Multilingual Dubbing Competition of Changzhou University "Actors in Position"

Sponsored by the International Exchange Community of Changzhou University (China) and co-named after the HTWK Leipzig, the final of the third Multilingual Dubbing Competition of Changzhou University "Actors in Position" was successfully conducted in the X1 terrace classroom by the West Taihu Lake on December 11, 2021.

Professor Holschemacher, academic director of the SEM program at HTWK Leipzig, sent a congratulatory video to the participants.

Finally, seven teams won the awards. This activity promoted the formation of students' cross-cultural ideas and contributed to the international atmosphere on campus.

HTWK Leipzig Autumn Grill

On October 27, 2021, the Student Council of the Faculty of Civil Engineering organized the traditional event - the Autumn Barbecue. SEM students were also invited to participate in it. Many dozens of students and professors participated in this event. The participants enjoyed drinks, snacks, traditional German sausages from the grill, music, communication and a cool atmosphere.  

Festive enrollment 2021

Every year, the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) welcomes newly enrolled students to its academic community with a ceremonial matriculation.

On October 11, 2021, HTWK Leipzig welcomed the new students during a ceremonial matriculation at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig.

During the ceremony, the Major of the Leipzig City, Burkhard Jung, rector of HTWK Leipzig, Professor Mark Mietzner, and many other honorable guests made their welcoming speech. 

During the ceremony, the HTWK Leipzig students’ orchestra played a beautiful classical music.


The welcome event for new students in the Structural Engineering Master Program (SEM) for the winter semester 2021/2022 took place on 4.10.2021

At the beginning of the winter semester, HTWK Leipzig welcomes new international SEM students. This time, in the heavy circumstances of the world pandemic, HTWK Leipzig welcomes Master students from two Chinese partner universities: Changzhou University and Jiaxing University. To help students get off to a successful start in their studies and quickly settle into the university community, HTWK offers a range of support and assistance services. At this welcome event, the Head of the SEM program, Professor Klaus Holschemacher, made a detailed presentation about Leipzig, HTWK Leipzig and SEM program. The representative of the SEM partner organization DCG Halle e.V., Ms. Sybilla Löbnitz, clarified many technical and organizational issues, and the Manager of the SEM program, Dr. Oleg Krikotov, explained some details of the program plan and first steps to kick off in study. Students received a lot of information about studying and living in the city of Leipzig.

In addition to the presentations, students were guided on a tour around the HTWK Leipzig campus.