Acquire new experience at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences!

Every year, the 10 best 2nd year students of the bachelor’s programme "Physics" are offered the opportunity to visit Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Merseburg) for 8 days at the beginning of July.

At Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, students have the opportunity to develop 4 laboratory works, for each of them receiving 2 credit points for Part B of the autumn semester.

The laboratory works have been chosen so that they would be interesting and give students the opportunity to work with equipment that is not available at the University of Latvia.

The students of the UL bachelor's study programme "Physics" have developed the following laboratory works in Merseburg during the previous years:

  • Ultrasonic impulse echo technique;
  • NdYag Laser;
  • Helium-Neon laser;
  • Dynamic measurements with deformation measuring devices;
  • Laser microstructuring.

Students will have the opportunity to experience study process in Germany, see the beautiful medieval city of Merseburg and take part in various excursions to nearby cities and sightseeing locations (Leipzig, Fraunhofer Institute Hall, Science Night Hall, BMW factory, Volkswagen factory, Hertz Mountains, Optics museum in Jena, Berlin, Dresden, etc.).

Merseburg University of Applied Sciences covers the costs of excursions and accommodation for students. The UL FPMO Department of Physics covers travel expenses from Riga to Merseburg and back.

How to participate?
Students are assessed according to the weighted average grade of 3 semesters, but Erasmus + students – by weighted average grade. Students with academic debts are not permitted to participate in the competition.

Ģirts Barinovs, Director of the bachelor's study programme "Physics" noted, "No student is known to have regretted having participated in the internship, but there are many students who regret not participating in it."

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