TU Bergakademie Freiberg welcomes new year of study 2021/22

The Matriculation Ceremony in the Alte Mensa
With the ceremonial enrollment, TU Bergakademie Freiberg welcomes on 19. October their new students. As of the winter semester 2021/22 around 600 first-year students (as of 18. October; Registration deadline runs until the end of October).

"For our first-year students, the beginning of their studies is also the beginning of a semester in presence. Behind them lies a long period full of restrictions and a special school year with digital learning and homeschooling. Therefore, they should above all start their studies in a well-organized way. To this end, numerous orientation and introductory offers have already been organized in recent weeks. Together with our student body, our professors and our staff, we will of course also actively support and accompany them in the coming weeks and semesters," says Rector Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, who together with Prof. Dr. Swanhild Bernstein (Vice-Rector for Education), Lord Mayor Sven Krüger, Thomas Schmalz (Managing Director of the Studentenwerk) and Maximilian Schwabe (Spokesman of the Student Council) welcomed the first-year students.

Students were able to choose from a total of 72 courses of study for the winter semester. These included the four more recent courses of study Geotechnics, Mining and Geo-Energy Systems (Diploma), Advanced Components: Materials for Mobility (Diploma), Engineering (Bachelor) and the international degree program International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets (Master).

The most popular subjects in the winter semester 2021/22 include business administrations, Mechanical and Process Engineering, Chemistry, Geoecology, Sustainable Mining, and Remediation Management as well as Geology/Mineralogy.

On behalf of all newly enrolled students, six students – one from each faculty – were allowed to register personally in the matriculation book of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

As every year, TU Bergakademie Freiberg honored special achievements of students and young scientists at the Academic Celebration. Johanna-Luise Richter received the Friedrich Wilhelm von Oppel Prize of the Freunde und Förderer der TU Bergakademie Freiberg e. V. for committed students, for example in academic self-administration, in associations, or during studies. The mathematics student is an active member of the Student Council, the Study Commission, the Faculty Council and was the spokesperson for the Student Council. In these functions, she engages constructively and critically for the students' interests – true to the credo: listening, interesting, finding compromises, changing. Moreover, the enthusiastic slackline athlete has initiated a slackline course at the University sports center. At the GirlsDay and the open days, she also supports the university's student advertising.

To the video of the event.

Highlights of the Event

Entrance of the Rectorate and the Deans
Maximilian Schwabe and Thomas Schmalz
Rector during his speech
Moderator Anja Hardt
Moderator Hannes Klessig
The musicians making music
Robert Schneider during the signing
Fabian Jung during the signing
Emily Sauer during the signing
Anastasia Datiy during the signing
Albert Gey during the signing
Jala Al Sabban during the signing
Johanna-Luise Richter with the award
The rector serves beer in the beer trolley.
The students on the Obermarkt, in the background the Big Band