The International Graduate School (IHI) Zittau was founded in 1993. This university institute, the youngest in Saxony, is conveniently small, cosmopolitan in a city where nothing is very far.
Academic Departments at IHI Zittau
The research projects at IHI Zittau are funded by the European Union, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Environmental Foundation (DBU), the State of Saxony, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to name a few. In today’s world the acquisition of external funding is absolutely necessary for a university to maintain high quality in its research and, consequently, in its teaching as well.
Jobbing is possible in different variations but it can affect other financial aid or the amount receivedfrom the other sources. Basically students work mostly in “Minijobs”, at the university (SHK, WHK)or sometimes as self-employed. For tax purposes, it is useful to take a job for less than 450 Euros amonth, where no tax, health and unemployment contributions are deducted. Foreign students,depending on the country of origin, may have some work restrictions.
Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest and best endowed academic libraries in Germany. SLUB serves as the university library of Dresden University of Technology. It is the state library of Saxony and a major innovation and coordination center for German and European libraries.
IHI Zittau has new, high-performance computer equipment which transmits data sets of 1GB/sec and with access to the German Scientific Network and the international nets (Internet). This provides all authorized users (students and employees) with various electronic information and communication services and options free of charge.
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