Orientation events

During the Orientation Days, you can learn about...

  • what are the formalities after the arrival in Freiberg. We give tips how to deal with  the necessary formalities best,
  • how the semester at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) is structured – important dates of the academic year,
  • services and contact persons for international students at TUBAF,
  • specifics of the German culture: how to communicate and work with Germans at the university,
  • introduction to your study programme.

Programme for the winter semester 2022/2023

Wednesday, 05 October – Introduction (online event)

Time: 12 noon
Venue:  Zoom, meeting ID: 416 539 2866, participation by phone: +496950502596,,4165392866# Deutschland
+496971049922,,4165392866# Deutschland

Topics:

  • words of welcome and introduction of the TUBAF by the Foreigners' Commissioner Prof. Mohd Amro
  • formalities after the arrival in Freiberg
  • during studies – important things to know
  • contact persons and organizations at the TUBAF
  • tips for online studies
  • health insurance

Friday, 07 October – Welcome at the TUBAF – Introduction (on-site event)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Venue: lecture hall SPQ-1301, Prüferstraße 4, first floor

Topics:

  • words of welcome
  • formalities after the arrival
  • during studies – important things to know
  • German culture – specifics and expectations to students
  • health insurance
  • contact persons and institutions (Student council and others)
  • practical tips on living in Freiberg/Germany
  • registration

Registration

We need your support to prepare for the on-site event of the Orientation Days. Please register.

Raffle for bicycles

At the end of the event there will be a raffle for 10 bicycles for new international students.


Monday, 10 October – Online Services (online event)

Start: 01:00 p.m.
Venue: online, Link after registration

Topics:

  • introduction online learning management system OPAL
  • introduction web conference system Big Blue Button
  • examination platform
  • digital tools for studies
  • tools for communication in learning groups (e. g. Jitsi Meet)
  • IDM Portal (account activation) and e-mail service
  • how to create your course schedule
  • student online service portal

Online registration


Monday, 17 October – Q&A (online event)

Here you can ask questions about things that need to be done after your arrival in Freiberg.

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., web conference system Big Blue Button


Thursday, 20 October – Q&A (online event)

Here you can ask questions about things that need to be done after your arrival in Freiberg.
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., web conference system Big Blue Button

Introduction to study programmes

Advanced Materials Analysis (AMA)

Computational Materials Science (CMS)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 13 October, 1:00 p.m., Lampadiusstraße 4, Room WEI-1051, first floor

Geomatics for Mineral Resource Management (MGRM)

On-site: 4 October, 1:00 p.m., Karl-Neubert-Bau, Fuchsmühlenweg 9, Room KNB-003 (Meeting at 12:00 noon in front of the Neue Mensa)

Geoscience (MGEO)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 4 October, 3:00 pm, Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 12, Room MEI-2122, second floor

Groundwater Management (GWM)

  • Online: the on-site event will be recorded and you will find the video on OPAL
  • On-site: 14 October, 1:30 p.m., Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 1, room HHB-1035, first floor

International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets (IBRE)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 4 October, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Akademiestraße 6, Room: MIB-1113

Mechanical and Process Engineering (MPE)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 14 October, 10:00 a.m., Lampadiusstraße 4, Room WEI-1051, first floor

Metallic Materials Technology (MMT)

Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MORE)

  • Online: the on-site event will be recorded and you will find the video on OPAL
  • On-site: 14 October, 2:30 p.m., Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 1, room HHB-1035, first floor

Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (TAIEM)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: October 14, 1:00 p.m., Leipziger Straße 34, Room: LED-1105

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Further events

City Rallye

During the City Rallye you will learn interesting facts and places about the ancient town Freiberg. You will solve tasks in teams outdoor (please equip yourself with suitable clothes). The duration is approx. 2 hours.

Deadline for the registration is 10 October 2022, 3:30 p.m.


Introduction University Library (on-site event)

  • dates: 13 October, 14 October 2022
  • time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • venue: foyer of the University Library, Agricolastraße 10
  • please register

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Download information material

Students already enrolled have a user account. They can find the presentation slides of the Orientation Days and the welcome folder in the teaching and learning platform OPAL.

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Impressions of the Orientation Events in the winter semester 2020/2021

A professor gives a Powerpoint lecture in a lecture hall
A woman gives a Powerpoint lecture in a lecture hall
Three students with blue t-shirts and a staff member with yellow blouse
A sparsely filled large lecture hall
A large, sparsely filled lecture hall, barrier tape on several rows of seats

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Review: Picture Galleries of former Orientation Days

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