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2 November 2006

New at the University of Heidelberg: Online Magazine and Newsletter for Students

As of winter term 06/07 two-week newsletter exclusively for students of the University of Heidelberg and online magazine "Journal@RupertoCarola"

A service of this kind is likely to be an all-time first, at least at German universities. Starting with the beginning of teaching in the present winter semester, the University of Heidelberg is publishing a newsletter to be sent exclusively to students of the University every two weeks. An online magazine called Journal@RupertoCarola is to be found on the "Studium" pages of the University net and will be updated there.

Like the online magazine, the newsletter comes in an appealing interactive layout and not — as is so often the case — as a text mail with hyperlinks. The content is just as refreshing as the layout. In the main section, students will find reading matter from and about their university, in the form of reports, features or interviews. In addition, budding academics can glean all kinds of interesting information on subjects ranging from research to the latest news on the net about studying abroad, career prospects, student groups, what's going on at the various institutes and Faculties, and much more. The news letter is rounded off by an extensive service section with course offerings and announcements in the higher-education sector and a day-to-day diary of events.

Forum for Students

The layout and presentation of the magazine is not its only journalistic ambition. Journal@RupertoCarola is also intended as a forum for the students, providing them with an opportunity of communicating their opinions to a large audience in the form of responses, commentaries or readers' letters. And the purview of the magazine is by no means restricted to the boundaries of the Heidelberg campus.

The present edition contains articles on subjects as wide-ranging as the Initiative for Excellence, discounts for students, the situation on the student accommodation market, television fees and the latest book by Paul Kirchhof. The next edition will contain a number of articles on the election of the new Heidelberg Oberbürgermeister (CEO), including interviews with the two main candidates on questions of interest to students. Central topics in future editions will be tuition fees and sources of loans for students.

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/studium/journal/

Please address any inquiries to:
Alexander Werschak
werschak@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de

Dr. Michael Schwarz
Press Officer of the University of Heidelberg
phone: 06221/542310, fax: 54317
michael.schwarz@rektorat.uni-heidelberg.de
http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/presse/index.html


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