Wetzlar

Technology Focus

Ideas for a unique nationwide degree course “Optics/Optical Technologies” in connection with a professorship of Optics at the University of Applied Sciences for Central Hessen.

The University of Applied Sciences for Central Hessen in Wetzlar. (Image: Maik Scharfscheer)
The University of Applied Sciences for Central Hessen in Wetzlar. (Image: Maik Scharfscheer)

To secure the region’s special technology focus on a permanent basis, Wetzlar Network intends to actively support the cooperation between local universities and companies. Concrete measures are already being discussed with the city of Wetzlar, the University of Applied Sciences for Central Hessen (THM) and representatives from industry. One of the proposals is a unique nationwide degree course “Optics/Optical Technologies” in connection with a professorship of Optics at the University of Applied Sciences for Central Hessen.

 

The idea of setting up a competence center for optical technologies which would benefit universities as well as companies is also being considered. “Both initiatives aim at harnessing and developing the region’s unique areas of expertise,” says the manager of Wetzlar Network, Ralf Niggemann.