Half a dozen UMA engineering students will receive dual training in Germany

The German automotive engineering company EDAG makes the internship possible. PHOTO Werner Bayer

He Vice President for Strategic Projects of the University of Malaga today announced the start-up of the aid program EDAGwhich for the fourth consecutive year will allow six students, five from the Electronic, Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering degree and one from the Software Engineering degree, to benefit from a training contract that will allow them to complete their studies at the University of Fulda (Germany). In addition, they will carry out paid internships in the automobile company EDAG.

This program has as a novelty this year the incorporation of the Higher Technical School of Informaticssince until now it had been done with the School of Industrial Engineering.

Last week the presentation of this program to the students of both centers took place, and the round of interviews. Professor was present during the presentation. Ulrich Buhler from the University of Fulda.

Candidates undergo a selection process carried out by an EDAG-UMA commission. Of 18 candidates presented, 10 students were selected based on the academic record, to then proceed to a second phase in which an interview is carried out to choose the beneficiaries of the practices.

This program will allow selected students to complete their studies in Germany for a period of a year and a half, distributed between class attendance at the University of Fulda and carrying out paid internships in the company. To facilitate their transfer, EDAG takes charge of the trip; aid for accommodation; free tuition at the University of Fulda and the possibility of a permanent contract, with a minimum obligation of two years, after the training period. For her part, the Malaga University facilitates the completion of a free German course for candidates who apply for the call.

EDAG Engineering AG is a company founded in 1969, with headquarters in Fulda, Germany, which is in charge of the complete development of mobility projects. It has 8,000 employees and is considered a leader in the automotive sector, both in product design and production techniques.

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