Concepts and Training
At the IMPT, concepts are developed in the field of education and training. These are aimed at prospective students from technical professions who would like to return and complete a university degree. With either a completed training as a technician or master craftsman (Meister) or after three years of apprenticeship and three years of work in the field one can begin university studies. In the context of the Offenen Hochschule Niedersachsen (OHN), special programs will be created to offer these target groups an opportunity at the university and to make the acceptance to a university attractive to them. The recognition of their acquired professional skills disburdens the professionally-qualified applicants not just in the transition from work to the university studies; it also creates freedom to work on shortcomings and deepen their 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.
In addition, young women are addressed, whose interest in mathematics, computer science, science, and/or technology, could be inspired. 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 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 to benefit from the experience of successful women in the field.