Concepts and Training
At the IMPT, concepts are developed in the field of education and training. These are supposed to help prospective students from technical professions who would like to complete a university degree. Qualifications to start a university program are either a completed training as a technician or master craftsman (Meister), or three years of apprenticeship and three years of work in the field. In the context of the "Offene Hochschule Niedersachsen" (OHN), special programs are created to offer an opportunity to this target group at the university and to make the acceptance to a university more attractive to them. Their acquired professional skills can be accredited to the program's credit requirement, which disburdens the professionally-qualified applicants not just in the transition from work to university; it also creates freedom to work on shortcomings and deepen the knowledge in areas with little expertise.
As part of the "Offene Hochschule Deutschland" (OHD), certification courses are offered at the universities. These offer professionals the opportunity to improve their skills in a specific subject area.
Additionally, especially young women are addressed, whose interest in mathematics, computer science, science, and/or technology can be aroused. Together with the regional partners (including the Labor Agency of Hannover, Region Hannover, the Lower Saxony Metal Foundation, and the üstra Hannover Public Transportation Corporation), the IMPT organizes a Mädchen-und-Technik (MuT)-Congress (girls in technology) each year. Girls at 14-18 years of age have the opportunity to try out their scientific skills for a day in the form of small projects and also benefit from the experience of successful women in the field.