Dear future Intelligent Adaptive Systems (IAS)-students. You should have received an e-mail at the beginning of July welcoming you to the university and offering some information on the orientation unit (OU). Please check your e-mail regularly to receive all updates and don’t hesitate to ask questions via the contacts given in that mail.
If you didn’t get any e-mail regarding the Orientation Unit yet, please use the contact information given at https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/studies/master/ias.html
OU for winter term 2022/2023
The OU takes place in the days before the first lectures start. It’s organized by students from higher semesters to make your start into uni life as easy and carefree as possible but at the same time it’s your first official “course” at uni. It takes place from Friday the 07th of October until Friday the 14th of October with an exception for M.Sc. Intelligent Adaptive Systems. Please check out our FAQ for further detail.
During the OU you’ll get the chance to meet the other students and learn lots of things about the Uni Hamburg that you’ll need in your studies and day-to-day life. So don’t worry to much beforehand, we’ll show you all of the important stuff! To do that, we’ve planned a variety of activities. In addition to an introduction to all of the important things you’ll have to do and know for your studies, there will be a city tour in small groups. We’ll also show you the “Informatikum”, the CS campus. Furthermore you’ll also get to know STiNE, the campus management system, which you’ll need to enroll in courses and we’ll help you in finding the right courses for you. There will even be two test lectures to give you a first impression of what studying will be like.
In the evenings you’ll get a chance to get to know your peers during digital board game nights or similar online activities. Even if you already have friends in Hamburg, getting to know the other students is worthwhile since working together in groups will be essential in your studies!
If you’re working or planning on working parallel to studying, try to keep the time of the OU as free as possible, especially the first Friday, as we’ll be going over some essential stuff on that day. We know it may be hard to manage this, but we promise it’ll be worth it.