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At the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI), numerous young people will once again begin their studies in October. Many of them come from a different country and cultural background. In order to promote cultural exchange and to bring students closer to the Bavarian culture, ECRI is once again offering the Host Family Programme this semester. Interested students can register now.

The Host Family Programme enables international students to make contacts off campus and to get to know the Bavarian culture and way of life. For this purpose, the university establishes contact between students and locals, who then meet informally and as often as they like. Whether it’s coffee and cake, a trip to the beer garden, a games evening or cooking together. There are many opportunities to introduce students to the area and culture.

Participants in the Host Family Programme don’t need to be afraid of possible language barriers. Most students know German very well and are happy to use their language skills in conversation with locals. For locals, too, the Host Family Programme offers the perfect opportunity to speak English casually and thus deepen their language vocabulary. In addition, they get to know the respective country of the students, its inhabitants and their culture. Last but not least, friendships are also made and togetherness is enriched. A small insight into the programme is provided by the university’s podcast, in which participants share their experiences so far. You can find the podcast at: https://www.th-deg.de/campustalk.

Further information and the application form for the Host Family Programme can be found on the website at www.th-deg.de/hostfamily. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Ebertseder via e-mail at andrea.ebertseder@th-deg.de or give her call on +49 991 3615 8863.

The Host Family Programme is a non-profit organisation of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, which is dedicated to the integration of foreign students. At ECRI in Pfarrkirchen, the programme started for the first time in the winter semester 2019/2020 with six host familied and ten students.

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The European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) is pleased to announce a donation from the District Association of the Lower Bavarian Sparkassen to the ECRI Support Association. The cheque for € 2,500 will directly benefit the students, who will have access to a drinking water dispenser from October.

Martin Ruhland, Chairman of the Board of Sparkasse Rottal-Inn, presented the cheque from the District Association of the Lower Bavarian Sparkassen. Dean Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer and university coordinator Georg Riedl were also present when the cheque was handed over to Michael Fahmüller, the first chairman of the ECRI support association.

The money from the donation will go towards a water dispenser on campus, from which students will benefit from the coming semester. The water dispenser not only supplies fresh drinking water, but also counts how many plastic bottles are saved by students refilling their bottles. The project not only demonstrates how important it is to take care of water resources, but also how good the water quality is in Germany. For many students, drinkable water from the tap is so unimaginable that they resort to water from plastic bottles. With a project on drinking water, the university wants to sensitise students to the issue. For example, signs saying "Drinking Water" have already been placed on the taps in the university. Thanks to the donation from the District Association of Lower Bavarian Savings Banks, this project can be expanded to include a water dispenser and the built-in meter will make the extent to which this is done for the environment clear, thus contributing to sustainability.

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An event was recently held at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) campus for company representatives and researchers to learn about advances in drone and software technology in the field of digital inspection of buildings and infrastructures. With over 120 participants and positive feedback throughout, the event was a great success.

Under the title “Digital Inspection: Buildings, Structures, Drones & more”, the modern and complex topic of “digital inspection in construction” was extensively examined from several sides. After a welcome by the university management, represented by Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt, experts from STRUCINSPECT (a subsidiary of the world market leader and manufacturer of innovative cranes PALFINGER) reported on the possibilities of digital building inspection in the context of building data modelling, or BIM for short, drones and software. With the help of a practical example of a motorway subway, the speakers impressively demonstrated how digital inspection can be carried out in practice today.

Afterwards, Louisa Harmann, Customer Success Expert of the Munich-based company Fairfleet GmbH, spoke about challenges and solutions of buildings and roof inspection from the air and presented many practical examples and applications of drone technology.

This was followed by a panel discussion in which, in addition to the speakers from the two keynote presentations, the founders of the Deggendorf-based start-up “Squadron”, which was founded by DIT students at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen, also had their say. Everyone agreed that technological progress can make the processes of recording, documenting and eliminating defects many times faster and easier. Finally, there was an opportunity for informal exchange for guests and speakers present.

The number of 120 participants at the event shows the great interest of the industry in the topic. The initiative for the event came from Hubert Girschitzka, Business Development Partner of STRUCINSPECT in Bavaria and Pfarrkirchen’s former mayor Georg Riedl.

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