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August 2016


31.08.: Expansion of the talent scouting programme

Expansion of the talent scouting programmeIn the second round of the talent scouting competition, the number of NRW universities participating in the talent scouting programme will be doubled. Seven new universities from across NRW will join the seven current ones in the Ruhr region: four universities and three universities of applied science, which will be backed by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia with an additional eight million euros in the time period from 2017 to 2020.


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08.08. to 10.08.: RUB Talent Meeting

Oberstufenschüler aus Bochum und Umgebung im Gespräch mit den Talentscouts, RUB-Mitarbeitern und Ministerin Svenja SchulzeFifteen school-leavers from Bochum and surrounding areas visited RUB on August 8-10, 2016. They took the opportunity to explore the campus together with the talentscouts and to discuss their future plans. The agenda included experiments in the Alfried Krupp Experimental Laboratory for Young People and workshops in the Student Advice Centre; the meeting was concluded with a relaxing game of Quidditch organised by the university sports department.

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08.08.: Visit by Minister Svenja Schulze

Vorn im Bild Schulleiter Frank Saade und Projektkoordinatorin Julia Zielberg mit der Kooperationsvereinbarung zwischen der Lessing-Schule und der RUB. Im Hintergrund Vertreter der Schule.Svenja Schulze, Minister for Innovation, Science and Research in North Rhine-Westphalia, considers the support and mentoring of school-leavers from non-academic families by talentscouts an important issue. She attended the Talent Meeting on August 8, 2016 and encouraged the school-leavers to follow their own path. "The talentscouts contribute greatly to fostering equal opportunities in NRW. It’s great to see how they motivate the school-leavers and help them identify their strengths", says Schulze. Her Ministry funds the Talentscouting Project with up to 6.4 million euros per annum until 2020.