In the Autumn of 2008 I joined the Media Informatics Master program, saying goodbye to Alensa Online team. It is part of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT) and was created through the collaboration of prestigious German institutions:
- University of Bonn,
- RWTH Aachen University,
- University of Applied Sciences Bonn Rhein-Sieg,
- Fraunhofer Institute Centre Birlinghoven Castle IZB
Supported by the B-IT Foundation and complementary state resources, B-IT offers highly selective International Master Programs in Applied IT, as well as the summer/winter schools for qualified computer science students.
Most courses take place in the beautiful B-IT building next to the former office of the German Chancellor on the banks of the River Rhine in Bonn.
The University of Bonn has almost 200 years of history, over 38.000 students from 130 countries, with an excellent research record and an excellent graduate education have made one of the ten largest universities in Germany.
In the context of more than one hundred first degree programs, the university engages in a broad range of international co-operations in research and teaching.
Founded in 1868, RWTH Aachen University is Germany’s top-ranked University of Technology and one of Germany’s nine Elite Universities. Of its 30,000 students, over 4,000 are international, including 900 students from the Asian-Pacific region. In addition to 65 first degree programs, RWTH offers more than 20 graduate programs in Science and Engineering.
Within the Fraunhofer Society of Applied Research, the four institutes in Birlinghoven Castle represent a quarter of the largest IT research organization in Europe. Over 500 post-graduate researchers investigate Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Applied Information Technology, Media Communications, Algorithms and Scientific Computing in a world-wide network of industry and research partners.