Photo gallery

Year 2010

June 23, 2010: Joint excursion to Liberec to the Technical University. A lecture "The relations of North Bohemia and Upper Lusatia in the Middle Ages" with lecturer Dr. Rudolf Andel, Liberec (left fig.) reflected historical events in overview. The encounter with museum evidence in the North Bohemian Museum (right fig.) in the afternoon illustrated what was heard.


December 9, 2009: Civic engagement honored - Three seniors active as volunteers were thanked for their work at the university at the end of the semester. Professor Rainer Hampel thanked Inge and Bernd Nowack (m.) and Dipl.oec. Brigitte Nitsche (2nd from right) for their civic engagement. For almost ten years they actively participated in the working group Seniorenkolleg of the University of Zittau/Görlitz. Brigitte Nitsche took part in a job creation scheme (ABM) as part of a Zittau "EXPO 2000" project at the university. Afterwards, she worked at Studium fundamentale, under whose direction the Seniorenkolleg was founded.

Foto: Hella Trillenberg


June 3, 2009: "Politics and the Media" Visit to Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Leipzig (event in cooperation with the Saxon State Agency for Civic Education

May 27, 2009: "Architecture? From the idea to the building" Lecture and tour with Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architect Karl Maria Böhmer, Department of Civil Engineering.

Foto: F. Schneider

March 18, 2009: Rector Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Hampel (m.), Dr.-Ing. Christian Müller (r.), Chairman of the Friends of the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, and Frank Schneider. At the start of the semester, Professor Hampel gave a lecture on "Nuclear energy yesterday and today".

February 18, 2009: "Second Home Saxony - Life Paths of German Refugees and Expellees." A book presentation with short documentary film and discussion. Lecture guest was Heinz Drewniok, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (r.). Also present, Karin Just-Hofmann (l.), Saxon State Center for Political Education and Sigrid Thiemann (m.), AK Seniorenkolleg.

Photo: F. Schneider

Year 2008

December 17, 2008: Lecture guest from TU Liberec "The Germans in Czechoslovakia after the Second World War (expulsion, resettlement, settlement...)".

July 2, 2008: Joint excursion to Rietschen. On the topic "Who is afraid of the bad wolf?" 30 colleague participants informed themselves about the work of the contact office "Wolfsregion Lausitz" in Rietschen. On behalf of the contact office, nature guide Stephan Kaasche gave a lecture about this in the "Wolf Barn" of the Erlichthof settlement. After visiting the exhibition there, a tour of the heath and pond area at the Erlichthof and the Schrotholzhaussiedlung was undertaken.

April 16, 2008: Former Lord Mayor Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rolf Karbaum after his lecture "German-Polish relations - without problems? Past, present and future of the German-Polish relations on the example of the microcosm Görlitz - Zgorzelec". In the picture Prof. Rolf Karbaum and members of the Senior Citizens' College Working Group (from left) Heide Löffler, Baldur Stach, Konrad Ladewig and Frank Schneider.

Photo: F. Schneider

April 16, 2008: Guest visit of the senior academy of the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences. The Lower Lusatians visited the city of Görlitz as part of an excursion and paid a visit to the university in the afternoon. Picture 1: Professor Friedrich Albrecht, Prorector Education gave an overview of the study and the university location Zittau/Görlitz. Image 2: Dr. Wolfgang Friedrich in conversation with Professor Friedrich Albrecht and Frank Schneider. Image 3: During a tour of the campus, Frank Schneider introduced the individual teaching buildings. Image 4: Students of the Communication Psychology program surprised the guests with a cake bazaar, the proceeds of which will go to an orphanage project in Sri Lanka.

Year 2007

May 16, 2007: Some of the senior college listeners chose Zittauer Kunststoff GmbH to visit. As part of the joint excursion "Plastics processing and surface technology in Zittau", two other innovative technology-oriented companies were visited simultaneously by colleague listeners.

Photo: I. Nowack

May 9, 2007: The Senior Citizens' College honors Europe Day 2007 with a lecture on "European Politics Today and the Reasons for Some Countries' No to the EU Constitution". The lecture was given by Jakob Lempp M.A., TU Dresden.

Photo: F. Schneider

Year 2006

October 25, 2006: "Global Climate Change and Worldwide Energy Demand" an engaging lecture by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Delakowitz, FB Mathematik /Naturwissenschaften. The lecture took place in the new lecture hall building, now also used by the Seniorenkolleg.

Photo: F. Schneider

July 5, 2006: Excursion "Lusatian glass - past and present". Introduction to the topic in the glass museum Weißwasser. Afterwards Dr. Olaf Seidel welcomed the participants to a factory tour at the glass manufacturer Stölzle Lausitz GmbH Weißwasser.

June 10, 2006: Listeners of the Senior Citizens' College take part in the Upper Lusatian excursion "In search of historical traces in the Upper Lusatian Gefilde" (excursion of the Regional History College). Left picture: Dr. Volker Dudeck at the cemetery in Ralbitz (Ralbicy). Right picture: In the Pulsnitz City Museum, director Cornelia Reppe explains the exhibition section on Ernst Rietschel.

Dynamic tour guide interesting for senior citizens. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus ten Hagen (in the left picture, right), Department of Computer Science, presented the research project "Dynamic Tour Guide" together with some students.

Press visit by Jana Ulbrich of Lausitzredaktion of the Saxon newspaper on 11 January 2006 in Görlitz. Listeners and members of the working group in conversation with the journalist.

Photo: F. Schneider

Year 2005

Voluntary sports offer for interested parties: On the initiative of Christina Wiedemann, some College participants meet monthly for bowling, as here on November 24, 2005 in Zittau.

Photo: Chr. Wiedemann

November 23, 2005Scienceand practice: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schoenherr, together with members of his research project and practice partners, presents the material refinement and application possibilities of peat bog.

Opening of the semester on October 12, 2005: Prof. Dr. jur. Hansjörg Huber stands beaming in front of his inquisitive listeners.

October 26, 2006: Prof. Gisela Thiele before her lecture in Zittau with listeners of the college.

Photo: F. Schneider

Semester starts on October 26, 2005: 5 years of SeniorenKolleg at Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

Photo: F. Schneider

Excursion "The Sorbs in the Past and Present" on May 18, 2005 to Bautzen: Sorbian Institute and Sorbian Museum (in the picture Dr. Gisela Bruk).

Lecture guest Prof. Dr. med. Peter Stosiek and members of the working group after his lecture on patient sovereignty.

Photo: Chr. Wiedemann

Computer seminar with Wolfram Trenkler on April 20, 2005.

Photo: Chr. Wiedemann

Year 2004

Explore biotechnology in the lab with Prof. Dr. Bernd Schubert on December 15, 2004.

Information booth at the "Activa - Messe rund um das Ehrenamt" on December 5, 2004 in the sports hall at Ottokarplatz in Zittau.

Photo: Wolfgang Hoffmann

Crowded lecture hall at the lecture on Digital Photography with Sven Bäsler on November 24, 2004.

Opening of the semester on October 27, 2004 in Görlitz: Greeting by the Prorector for Education, Prof. Dr. Erika Steinert. Afterwards, Prof. Dr. Gisela Thiele will speak in the large lecture hall of the Hermann-Heitkamp-Haus about partnership relationships in old age.

Information meeting with the senior citizens' advisory council of the city of Görlitz on September 6, 2004 in the Herrmann-Heitkamp-Haus. Right picture: (f.r.t.l.) Dr.-Ing. Peter Reinhold, Chancellor of the University of Zittau/Görlitz, Prof. Dr. Peter Dierich, Rectorate Representative for the Studium fundamentale, Siegmar Freund, Chairman of the Seniors' Advisory Council.

Photo: Frank Schneider

Excursion to Löbau on June 16, 2004. Lecture and guided tour with Professor Jos Tomlow, Department of Civil Engineering, on the topic "A gem of modernism in Upper Lusatia - the villa of the factory owner Schminke according to designs by Hans Scharoun (1893-1972)" through the Schminke House / Scharoun House.

Opening of the summer semester 2004 with Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Riesner on the topic of "Alternative Energies".

Prelude Photo: Christina Wiedemann

Year 2003

Hort Bäsler, member of the German Society of Photography, during his lecture on "The History of Photography" on December 3, 2003.

Students visit the automobile factory in Dresden with participants of the SeniorenKolleg under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Bornmann on November 27, 2003.

Technology history live in the Saxon Industrial Museum Chemnitz. One of the two groups of listeners of the lecture "History of Technology and Science" here at the introductory lecture in the exhibition hall. The excursion trip took more than 40 people interested in technology to Chemnitz on November 13, 2003.

"Do start-ups save Lusatia as a business location?" was the title of the lecture given at the opening of the SeniorenKolleg semester on October 15, 2003 in Zittau. The guest speaker was Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Bornmann, honorary professor for business start-ups, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (FH).

Prof. Dr. Peter Dierich welcomes the audience of the SeniorenKolleg at the opening of the winter semester 2003/4 in Zittau on October 15, 2003.

Semester opening WS 2003/04 of the SeniorenKolleg in Görlitz on October 8, 2003. Opening lecture "The 'unloved' university location Görlitz: Origin and development of the University of Zittau/Görlitz" with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Dierich. The prorector for education, Prof. Dr. Erika Steinert (from right) was welcomed as a guest.

Mrs. Kovalnikova (2nd from left) and participants of the excursion of the Senior College of the University of Applied Sciences to the Scientific Library in Liberec on June 11.

Zittau and Görlitz participants of the Senior Citizens' College of the University of Applied Sciences during their joint excursion on June 11, 2003 in front of the City Hall in Liberec.

The Zittau Teaching and Research Reactor was a lecture event on April 23, 2003.

Year 2002

Lecture event on October 30, 2002 with the head of S-Direct of the Kreissparkasse Löbau-Zittau.Mr. Andre Tronicher (m. l.), on the subject of "Online Banking".

At the start of the winter semester on October 9, 2002, listeners of the SeniorenKolleg will discuss the law on guardianship with Professor Thomas Eissing.

Professor Jutta Blin (h. m.), Prorector Education, at the opening of the SenoirenKolleg in the summer semester 2002 in Görlitz. The first lecture was held by Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Kramer (h. l.).

Model making workshop: The SeniorenKolleg learned about architectural training at the university from master model builder Jens Freudenberg (r.) on February 27, 2002.

Year 2001

Modern communication by means of personal computers and the Internet was the topic of a meeting of the SeniorenKolleg in Görlitz on December 12, 2001, in the PC pool of the Department of Computer Science.

SeniorenKolleg explores the Internet: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Gabriele Girle from the Department of Computer Science gives tips and advice on the PC.

Opening event SeniorenKolleg winter semester 2001/02 on November 28, 2001 in Zittau: Lecture guest MdB Christa Lörcher talks about "The future of care".

MdB Christa Löcher and camera team of "Punkt 1 Oberlausitz TV": After the end of her lecture at the SeniorenKolleg she gave a short interview to the regional TV station.

SeniorenKolleg in Görlitz on November 14, 2001 with Professor Dr. Bernd Griebel, Department of Languages.

Year 2000

"Seniors do experiments" Seniors on 14.12.2000 under the guidance of Prof. Dr.Ramm