Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolff

Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolff

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Keynote February 15, 2018, 09.00-09.45 am

International aspects in technical sciences – job field orientation in study content and formats

Projects are the main job environment in the technology domain. They are in many cases international, interdisciplinary and intercultural. Engineering sciences are universal which leads to an inherent international relevance and competence. Nevertheless, the job environment and the application domain are highly dependent on the international context. This duality is specifically incorporated within the job- and application focused education in Universities of Applied Sciences. The international perspective is generated by using appropriate study elements (e.g. projects, workshops, group work) and relevant application cases. Respective curricular elements in addition with the soft skill modules and semesters abroad increase the international competence and enrich the study programmes for both students and lecturers.


Carsten Wolff is Professor for Computer Science at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Dortmund) since 2007. He studied electrical engineering and economics at Paderborn University and did a PhD in electrical engineering at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute. In his industrial career, Dr. Wolff was in the semiconductor industry (Infineon AG), working in Germany, P.R. China and Taiwan.