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[ News ]  Incoming Visit from BNT Trier, Germany - 2016-08-04
A return visit.  In May 2016 13 students from Balthasar-Neumann-Technikum (BNT) Trier, Germany visited the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi). This was the second visit from BNT Trier and followed a five-day summer trip to Trier by THEi students in 2015.

Academia, industry and culture.  Seminars, site visits and cultural activities were organised by the IDO and THEi. Through these activities, students gained an insight into civil engineering in Hong Kong, toured a potato chip production plant from a mechanical engineering perspective and learned about Hong Kong and China through student-led cultural exploration and a language seminar.

Strengthening ties in Trier.  THEi renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BNT Trier in March 2016 whilst at the same time signing an MoU with new partner Trier University of Applied Sciences (UAS), who collaborated with BNT Trier in hosting THEi students during their summer trip. THEi is also one of four partners in an ongoing four-year Erasmus + project involving institutions in Hong Kong, Germany, Latvia and Luxemburg.

THEi is excited to receive the first semester-based exchange student from Trier UAS in September 2016 and the VTC looks forward to future exchange and collaboration with these German partners and their students.