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The Sulzer GmbH, Achala Sulzer, the Technical University in Sofia (Bulgaria) and the Otto von Guericke University (OVGU) in Magdeburg represent a visionary partnership that aims to bridge the gap between academic education and practical industrial experience.

Through this cooperation we offer students from Sofia during their stay in Magdeburg or vice versa unique opportunities to expand their skills in a real working environment and at the same time make valuable contributions for all involved.

Most important facts:

The FDIBA-FIN double degree program

Cooperation between the Faculty of German Engineering and Business Education (FDIBA) at the Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) and the Faculty of Computer Science (FIN) at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Obtain a double degree in the Bachelor’s degree programs Computer Science or Business Informatics
Supported by funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Opportunity for students to receive monthly grants and a mobility allowance
Alternative financial support through the Erasmus mobility program of the European Union
Simple job application process, participation in joint research projects and improvement of language skills
Detailed information for your stay in Germany or in Bulgaria

Advantages for students through the cooperation with Sulzer and Achala Sulzer

Career: You will get the opportunity to work with a multinational company and improve career opportunities in Germany and Bulgaria, as well as the offer of internships and job opportunities in both countries.
Fachliche Weiterbildung: Vertiefung der Fachkenntnisse und Fähigkeiten in einem internationalen Kontext. Möglichkeit, von der Zusammenarbeit mit deutschen Studierenden und Dozenten zu profitieren
Professional development: deepening of specialist knowledge and skills in an international context. Opportunity to benefit from collaboration with German students and lecturers
Other benefits: Access to the latest technologies and working methods, improvement of language skills and soft skills, and the opportunity to participate in joint research projects

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Goals of the cooperation

We aim to recruit new specialists through targeted recruiting. During your stay in Magdeburg or Sofia, we offer you the opportunity to complete internships. In addition, our contacts give students the chance to find a job later on if they are suitably qualified.

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This is a cooperation between the FDIBA of the Technical University of Sofia and the FIN of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, where students can obtain a double degree in computer science or business informatics.

Students can benefit from working with a multinational company, improve their career opportunities in Germany and Bulgaria, deepen their specialist knowledge, get to know the German culture and make valuable contacts.

For computer science students, the stay must comprise at least one semester and 30 credit points; for business informatics students, it is two semesters and at least 60 credit points.

The FDIBA-FIN program is funded by the DAAD. Students can receive monthly scholarships and a mobility allowance or apply for support under the ERASMUS mobility program.

Students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of projects in the fields of computer science, business informatics and cloud technologies.

Sulzer works with a large number of national and international customers from various industries. The focus is on the automotive sector, the manufacturing industry and the insurance, production and logistics sectors.

Sulzer offers a mentoring program, networking support, Sulzer-internal training and permanent contacts.

After completing their internship, students have the opportunity to apply for jobs in various departments at Sulzer and Achala Sulzer – both in Germany and in Bulgaria. The chances of being taken on are very good if you are suitably qualified.

The international presence enables students to work in different cultural environments, improve their intercultural skills and build a global network.

The program is described as a valuable and rewarding experience that can lead to personal and professional growth.

The semester times at FIN and OVGU differ, so students should check the current dates.

The collaboration can give students access to the latest technologies and working methods. They also have the opportunity to participate in joint research projects and deepen their scientific skills.

Impressions from the exchange program can be found on the website of the University of Magdeburg

or on the various social media channels: Facebook Uni MD , Facebook FDIBA

Contact information for interested parties and questions about the cooperation

Michelle Bieber
Otto von Guericke University Faculty of Computer Science
Building 29 | Room 20 Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Jennifer Düsterheft
Sulzer GmbH
HR Business Partnerin Magdeburg
Schleinufer 16-18
39104 Magdeburg