Infineon "Smart Learning" expands to Graz
"Smart Learning" school cooperation with HTL Bulme in Graz
HTL BULME in Graz has become an Infineon "Smart Learning" cooperation school as of the 22/23 school year. The school gains access to the high-tech know-how and state-of-the-art technologies of an internationally operating semiconductor company. This strengthens the education for urgently needed technical specialists of the future.
Starting with the 22/23 school year, the Infineon "Smart Learning" initiative is running with the Higher Technical Courses (HTL) in three federal states at once: After Carinthia (since 2019) and Upper Austria (2022), the HTL BULME in Graz-Gösting, is the first Styrian school to cooperate under the Infineon "Smart Learning" program. With "Smart Learning", topics of our time, such as electromobility, renewable energies and the "Internet of Things" are filled with activities, high-tech and know-how from practice in everyday school life. It combines modern teaching content and methods with relevance to current challenges and issues.
Fit for the future with "Smart Learning
Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Austria. "In the semiconductor industry, we are working on solutions for the major global challenges such as climate change, the energy and mobility transition or secure, digital networking. For all these major issues, innovation and, above all, top-educated specialists are needed more than ever. Excellent education is essential for this. With 'Smart Learning', we are working with schools to create an attractive educational program in which young talents can grow along with technology from the real world. This strengthens skills for the future and the business location. With 'Smart Learning', we can now make this possible in three provinces at once: Carinthia, Upper Austria and Styria."
HTL BULME - Ready for "Smart Learning
With 2,000 students and 250 teachers, HTBL BULME is the second largest HTL in Austria. In the first year of "Smart Learning", the focus is on getting to know each other. With the third years, sensor technology projects are planned for all classes. For example, small groups will develop a smart greenhouse or an intelligent alarm system with Infineon sensors.
Günther Greier, Director of HTL BULME: "Practical education is best achieved through active networking with companies. We are therefore very pleased to have Infineon as a partner, a leading international company that shares technology and know-how with us on many levels. This gives the BULME students the best skills for the regional and international working world."
Infineon Graz: From cars to smartphones
The school team has its own technical contact person from the Infineon development center in Graz. Graz is home to one of the largest research and development sites in the Infineon Group. The competence center for contactless, security and sensor applications now employs over 500 staff and students. The fields of application are broad: from tire pressure or radar sensors for autonomous driving or battery management for green e-mobility, to security chips for payment cards or 3D image sensor chips for facial authentication or sensors for crystal-clear hearing in smartphones.
Stefan Rohringer, Head of the Infineon Development Center Graz: "Jobs in technology offer attractive future opportunities. With know-how from Graz, we are working on solutions for tomorrow that will be used worldwide. For this, we need the best and most motivated minds. We are therefore very pleased to have HTL BULME as a 'Smart Learning' partner to inspire technical talent for us here in Graz as early as possible."
Through the "Smart Learning" cooperation, the schools can use the latest Infineon Demokits, sensors or hardware or software applications, supplement the digital infrastructure and actively network with experts from the industry. In the future, company visits, guest lectures, participation in Infineon School events, project work, diploma theses or even internships are planned. In the interaction between school and industry, the students acquire the necessary skills as well as attractive career prospects in the high-tech industry.
About Infineon Austria
Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a group subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a world-leading provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon reduce the energy consumption of consumer electronics, domestic appliances and industrial facilities. They make a major contribution to the convenience, security and sustainability of vehicles, and enable secure transactions in the Internet of Things.
Infineon Austria pools competencies for research and development, production as well as global business responsibility. The head office is in Villach, with further branches in Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Vienna. With 4,820 employees from 73 countries (including 2,100 in research and development), in the financial year 2021 (ending in September) the company achieved a turnover of € 3.9 billion. With a research expenditure of 516 million euros, Infineon Austria is one of the strongest research companies in Austria.
Smart Learning: f.l.t.r: Georg Fuchshofer (Infineon Graz Researcher), Stefan Rohringer (Head of Infineon Development Center Graz), Josef Humer (Head of Electronics Department at Bulme), Bulme-students: f.l.t.r.: Noah Maringer, Victoria Kiesl, Berin Kasunovic ©Infineon AustriaSmart-Learning-Graz-Team2
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Smart Learning Team: v.l.n.r. hinten: Martin Gimpl & Wolfgang Raimann (beide Bulme), Georg Fuchshofer (Infineon Graz Forscher), Stefan Rohringer (Leiter Infineon Entwicklungszentrum Graz), Josef Humer (Abteilungsvorstand Elektronik an der Bulme), Christina Tiefnig (Infineon), Schüler*innen: v.l.n.r. vorne: Noah Maringer, Victoria Kiesl, Berin Kasunovic ©Infineon AustriaSmart-Learning-Graz-Labor1
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Smart Learning Team: f.l.t.r: Martin Gimpl & Wolfgang Raimann (Bulme), Georg Fuchshofer (Infineon Graz Researcher), Stefan Rohringer (Head of Infineon Development Center Graz), Josef Humer (Head of Electronics Department at Bulme), Christina Tiefnig (Infineon), Bulme students: f.l.t.r.Noah Maringer, Victoria Kiesl, Berin Kasunovic ©Infineon AustriaSmart-Learning-Team-gesamt-GRAZ1
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