Thinking about going abroad for my studies in my third semester, I really haven’t had a plan yet on where I wanted to go until I saw all the partner cooperation of SRH. Not questioning my decision for long, I knew immediately that I had to take the opportunity to go to Brazil – a land we all know about since the last soccer world cup. Having only caipirinhas, beaches and the sun in my mind, I found out that Brazil has to offer a lot more than the usual stereotypes.
As a Renewable Energies student at SRH, it is normal to wonder how the energy generation and distribution works in another country. When I was in Thailand, I saw that electric cables were still above ground unlike in Germany. However, being a total nerd, I had to find out more about where those cables came from and what the original energy source was. Thanks to NT from NCC (National Control Center – see my previous blog entry), I was able to understand the general idea of the system a little more.
One of the first things you want to do in Thailand, once you step out of the airport, is going to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and doing an interview. At least I did. After a week of beach time and good food that is.
In June, it was time for the annual solar industry exhibition. Many of us from the Renewable Energies class of 2014 were really excited to go there and see the new technological progress it had to offer. We took the 8 hour long bus ride because our wallets did not allow flight tickets, but it did not stop us from going there anyway. Once in Munich, we were stunned by the large number of companies at the exhibition. There were over a thousand exhibitors waiting to show off their solar panels or battery storage systems. Heliatek, Tesla Motors, SMA, Pheasun, Qcells, REC, and the list continues. To cover a lot of ground, we decided to all split up, walk around, talk to different people, ask questions, gather information and meet up by bumping into each other.
Viele Studenten träumen von einer internationalen Karriere bei einer renommierten internationalen Organisation wie den United Nations (UN). Eine Gruppe von 19 SRH Studenten ist im März 2015 diesem Traum näher gekommen: Sie haben an der „National Model United Nations“ (NMUN)-Konferenz im UN-Hauptquartier in New York teilgenommen und vom 22. bis 26. März die komplexe Arbeit der UN-Delegierten nachgeahmt.