For questions of all natures, please contact Sebastian Hofheinz or the rest of the team via social media. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions:
The modern lingua franca of science is English. Since we focus on the current trends and developments in the area of current research in the HCI Master, almost all literature connected to the study program is in English. The majority of courses are held in English and thanks to our strong international links, a number of courses are held by guest speakers whose mother tongue is English, e.g. Jennifer Rode. The study program is in the process of being internationalized in the winter session 2014/15 which means that, for the first time, students will be able to study the HCI Master program in English throughout, rendering it accessible to English-speaking students.
An impressive “bottom-up” culture can be found in Siegen. There is, for example, an urban garden here as well as a Hackspace, an autonomous theatre group, a BarCamp and the FabLab. There are plenty of opportunities to meet interesting, creative people who are dedicated to what they do, and to get to know these people better. HCI students have their finger on the pulse of most projects and are active in most enterprises.
Generally speaking, Marco Durissini , our academic advisor, is the person to ask. You can, of course, speak to any other HCI student at any time; they are always pleased to give you first-hand information. The easiest way to contact us is via Facebook or twitter; we will pass your query on to the most suitable person.