Gisma hosts Town Hall Meeting at Potsdam campus

During the meeting, Professor Dr Stefan Stein, President of Gisma University of Applied Sciences and Vice-President of Academics at Gisma University of Applied Sciences, Professor Dr Fotis Papageorgiou, discussed the results of the most recent student satisfaction surveys. The voices of the students were listened to, and the valuable feedback received was greatly appreciated.

Another topic included in the meeting was the 49-euro transport ticket in Germany and whether students wanted to keep the semester tickets or cancel or change it. The Career Centre and student representatives presented some exciting opportunities for students, including the launch of the SkillsSprintWeek in the week commencing Monday 22 May, the Study Skills Module, and the Entrepren programme.

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The group was also informed that T.I.M.E. students are working to launch one of the very first academic journals in generative AI. It was also announced that an annual ‘Thesis Prize’ award will be soon established.

In terms of research activities, Gisma will be establishing a Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Innovations in SMEs (MrciS), hosting a Springer Conference on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 August, and will aim to develop PhD programmes with partner universities in the academic year 2023-2024.

The audience was informed that GISMA will also be enhancing its infrastructure and IT systems, with the Campus Enhancement Plan 2023-2025 and an expansion to the Berlin campus in 2024. Gisma is maximising its use of the latest version of Turnitin, with inclusive software to detect AI-assisted submissions and sophisticated cues to emphasize originality and specificity in students’ assessments. The ‘Student Records and Enrolment Automation Project’ is expected to conclude in September 2023.

The meeting ended with a walk along the Berlin Wall trail to the famous Bridge of Spies (and beyond!) with the President. 

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