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Beginning in 2023, Nuremberg Tech will be hosting the OHM International Summer School (OHM-ISS). This programme enables the university to offer an opportunity to students from around the world to delve into exciting topics in an intercultural environment.

The OHM-ISS comprises various two-week courses conducted in English that reflect the breadth of fields our university encompasses. At Nuremberg Tech, an orientation towards application is the core of what we teach, which is why practitioners from business and industry are teaching alongside our faculty in the courses.

The 1st OHM International Summer School in 2023

  • Two-week on campus phase in Nuremberg from 17 - 28 July 2023 + preparatory online phase preceding
  • 4 interesting course options + diverse culture and leisure programme for all participants in the summer school
  • Academic certificate + 5 ECTS credits can be earned by completing a summer school course

General information

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OHM International Summer School 2023 comprises 4 different courses to choose from. The four courses in 2023 are

  • Electronic Music Production
  • Exploring the Biomechanics of Rowing - Simulation and Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technology
  • New Forms of Sustainable Management - Due Diligence and Digitalization in Sustainable Supply Chains

Detailed information about the curricula and who the courses are designed for is available below.

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Besides the coursework, you will have the opportunity to take part in a varied cultural and leisure programme with the participants from all four courses.

The programme will include:

  • A city tour of Nuremberg
  • Visiting museums and historic sites
  • An excursion to Munich
  • Sports activities
  • ...and more!


You can apply via our Application portal for the OHM International Summer School 2023.

You must first register on the platform in order to begin the application process.

Our summer school programme is designed for students in various subject areas. Please read the information below to see if one of our summer school courses is right for you. The Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technology course is also suitable for graduates of some master’s programmes.

The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Short cover letter
  • A CV presented in chronological order and without any gaps
  • Confirmation of enrolment (graduates should submit the final official transcript for their master’s degree)
  • If applying for the Exploring the Biomechanics of Rowing - Simulation and Measurement course: current transcript of records

You may also submit additional documents like your university entrance qualification, for example.

The application period ends on 30 April 2023.

Important: The summer school courses have a limited number of places. So being quick can pay off!


After receiving your application, your documents will be reviewed and we will reply as promptly as possible.

You will receive an invoice for the participation fees along with your acceptance. Please transfer the payment for the fees to the account on the invoice within two weeks. Your place in the course is only assured after timely payment is received.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at ohm-issatth-nuernbergPunktde at any time.

Participation fee

To participate in one of the summer school courses a fee of 740 € will be charged.

This fee covers the costs for all lectures, laboratories and excursions that are part of the summer school course, special instruction materials, and advising from the academic coordinator of the respective course.

In addition, for a price of 250 € you can take part in our extensive cultural and leisure programme , which includes various half- and whole-day excursions and cultural and sports activities.

The summer school courses

Electronic Music Production

Electronic music has become a cultural and economic asset with wide recognition:

According to the Goethe Institute, "electronic music from Germany [...] enjoys a great deal of attention worldwide"[1].

Suhrkamp Verlag has also dealt with the history of electronic music in the form of a number of “Oral History” publications [2], [3],[4] in recent years.

Services rendered in the field of electronic music can be classified as economic goods in the “culture and creative industries”.[5] The importance of the creative industries for the metropolitan region was recently examined by the "Economy and Infrastructure" forum of the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg [6]and identified a "great importance of the metropolitan region of Nuremberg within the German music industry" (page 48) and sees Nuremberg "as that Bavarian city which offers the most efficient breeding ground for innovative music scenes ” (page 52). The American sociologist Richard Florida[7]  repeatedly emphasises the positive influence of the so-called “creative class” on a region.

So far, there has been a lack of suitable offers in the academic teaching landscape in Germany - the demand has so far mainly been met by private providers. This is where this summer school course should start.

One can say that there has been a real democratisation of music production in the last few decades:

In the past, the results of one's own work were distributed on tapes by mail, today platforms such as Soundcloud or Bandcamp offer the possibility not only of producing but also distributing the result with the support of modern technologies. The partly very good information on the internet has also contributed to a better understanding by society.


[2] Felix Denk, Sven von Thülen: Der Klang der Familie - Berlin, Techno und die

Wende. suhrkamp taschenbuch 4548, Berlin, 2014

[3] Jürgen Teipel: Mehr als laut - DJs erzählen. suhrkamp taschenbuch 4482, Berlin, 2013

[4] Tobias Rapp: Lost and Sound - Berlin, Techno und der Easyjetset. suhrkamp taschenbuch 4044, Berlin, 2009

[5] Jan-Michael Kühn: Die Wirtschaft der Techno-Szene. Arbeiten in einer subkulturellen Ökonomie. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, 2017

[6] eGschäftsstelle des Forums „Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur“ im Wirtschaftsreferat der

Stadt Nürnberg (Hg.): “Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft in der europäischen Metropolregion Nürnberg”. Nürnberg, 2010

[7] Richard Florida: The Rise of the Creative Class. Basic Books, 2003


In this summer school course you will learn about

  • History of electronic music genres
  • Electronic sound synthesis (subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, FM-synthesis) 
  • Structure and functionality of digital audio 
  • Workstations (DAWs)
  • Digital effects (chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion, tremolo)
  • Dynamic processor (compressor, limiter) 
  • Equalizer
  • Beatmaking
  • Song arrangement

In week 1 of this summer school course we will lay the fundamentals in sound synthesis and sound design which will be applied by all participants in week 2 to work on a production of their own electronic music song project. The quality of this song will be basis for assessment in the course.

The summer school course is taught by Alexander von Hoffmann and Garri Steba.

Applied Software: Reaktor and Maschine from Native Instruments (Berlin). Every participant will get access to a computer with the required software installations. Please bring your own headphones with a jack cable connection.

Course is designed for: students from different fields of study. No prior knowledge necessary!

Academic Coordinator

Name Contact
Alexander von Hoffmann Alexander von Hoffmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Exploring the Biomechanics of Rowing - Simulation and Measurement

In this summer school course you will develop a biomechanical model for the motion of a rower. First, a kinematic model is created with computer-aided design. Furthermore, you will analyse the movement of an athlete using motion capturing and transfer the resulting data to a biomechanical simulation. The motion data is used as input parameter for a digital twin of a sports rowing boat. The model is supplemented by actual measured values on a training device, which are determined by sensors and measurement technology. The digital twin is further improved through tests on a real rowing boat.

More detailed information can be found on this website in the next few weeks.

Course is designed for: bachelor’s students in their third year or master’s students. Fields of study: mechanical engineering, computational engineering

If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact the academic coordinator.

Academic Coordinator

Name Contact
Franziska Vogel-Brinkmann Franziska Vogel-Brinkmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technology

The energy transition and climate protection are the central challenges of the coming years and decades. Hydrogen will play a key role as a versatile energy carrier. Hydrogen produced in a climate-friendly way makes it possible to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, especially in industry and transportation, where energy efficiency and the direct use of electricity from renewable sources are not sufficient. The move away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of propulsion such as hydrogen is a key challenge in many industries.

In this summer school course, you will get an overview of the most important basic concepts and interrelationships in the application and development of hydrogen-based propulsion systems. You will learn answers to the following questions:

  • What are the properties of hydrogen, where is hydrogen used?
  • How and where is hydrogen produced?
  • How and where is hydrogen stored?
  • How is hydrogen transported and traded?
  • What are the energy conversion processes?
  • How can fuel cell-based propulsion systems be used for vehicles?

You will be able to link your knowledge from basic natural sciences with new fundamental knowledge on fuel cell-based propulsion systems and will have the competence to classify properties of hydrogen-based propulsion systems in vehicles in a future hydrogen economy and the hydrogen energy chain and to assess interdependencies.

The summer school course will cover the following topics (subject to changes)

  • Introduction to hydrogen technology in the context of the energy transformation in Germany and worldwide
  • Properties of hydrogen
  • Conversion process
  • Propulsion systems and conversion processes
  • Transport of hydrogen
  • Hydrogen storage

Course is designed for: master’s students and recent graduates Fields of study: chemistry, physics, engineering.
Students and graduates from other fields of study, for example business engineering, can also participate in this summer school programme, if they have good prior knowledge in natural science.

Academic Coordinator

Name Contact
Frank Opferkuch Frank Opferkuch
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

New Forms of Sustainable Management - Due Diligence and Digitalization in Sustainable Supply Chains

With the growing global integration of companies, their area of responsibility for the ecological, social, and human rights impacts associated with their activities are part of discussions in societies and politics. Transparency, traceability, and compliance with sustainability standards are requirements that investors, consumers, supervisory authorities, and environmental and human rights groups demand in the form of corporate due diligence reporting. For example, consumers and consumer associations are increasingly demanding information about the conditions under which goods are manufactured. Production conditions thus become part of the product quality.

This summer school course will address the following topics:

  • Sustainable management in the new era of transparency
  •  Legislation on supply chain due diligence
  • Sustainable reporting and the requirements of different standards
  • Technological solutions to support dur diligence processes (blockchain, platforms etc.)

More detailed information can be found on this website in the next few weeks.

Course is designed for: bachelor’s students in their third year or master’s students. Fields of study: business, computer science, sustainable science

Academic Coordinator

Name Contact
Frank Ebinger Frank Ebinger
Prof. Dr.

Useful information

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With its 13,000 students, the Nuremberg Institute of Technology - Nuremberg Tech for short - is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. It develops ideas for the world we live in today and for tomorrow and conducts research into the key issues affecting society. As one of the most research-intensive Bavarian universities and one of the most successful in acquiring external research funding, Nuremberg Tech maintains excellent ties with the region’s business sector and is an important driver of innovation in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. With more than 160 partnerships with institutions of higher education around the world, the university is also a global player.

Our wide range of degree programs and its application-oriented teaching address the technical, economic, social, and creative challenges of our age and open up outstanding career prospects for our graduates. Twelve Faculties offer accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes as well as certificate and part-time professional programmes, and dual system options.

Nuremberg Tech is ISO 9001 certified and system-accredited. Nuremberg Tech is an audited family-friendly university and is committed to ensuring that a degree programme, professional activity, and family life can be effectively combined.

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Nuremberg’s transportation links are excellent. The city has its own airport and is also easily accessible by bus or train from other airports in Germany.

An overview of all travel options including schedules and prices can be searched for on this website .

Our local public transport system is well developed. You can reach your lodging and our campus quickly from the main railway station, airport, or the central bus station. All information about local public transport is available on the website of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg).

Information about our university campus and directions is available on our website.

Accommodation costs are not included in the participation fee for the OHM International Summer School. Participants are responsible for organising their own lodging.

In Nuremberg, there are many options for lodging in hotels, hostels, or from private providers. Prices vary greatly. In any case, you should budget at least 500 euros for lodging. We recommend you look for and book lodgings early, as Nuremberg is a popular destination in the summer and inexpensive accommodations are often booked out quickly.

We are in contact with a number of lodging providers and can direct your attention to a few providers. A&O Hostels Nürnberg has reserved a block of double rooms for participants in the OHM International Summer School programme. You will need to provide a special code when you place a booking to reserve a place from this block. Contact Stephanie Ueberberg to request the code.

The Youth hostel Nuremberg also offers affordable accommodations in Nuremberg. And the private provider of living spaces Wohnkonkurrenz also offers reasonably priced rooms. When you submit a request for an estimate, indicate that you will be participating in the OHM International Summer School. There is also a limited number of rooms available on our campus. This option is most relevant, if you are planning to come to the OHM International Summer School with friends. Requests should be directed to Stefanie Ueberberg.

We will be pleased to inform you of other possible lodgings. Feel free to contact Ms Ueberberg.

Name Contact
Stefanie Ueberberg Stefanie Ueberberg

Adequate insurance coverage is required to participate in the OHM International Summer School. Your regular insurance may not provide for adequate coverage if you travel abroad; therefore you may need to have additional travel insurance. Please be sure to secure a suitable health insurance policy so you can enjoy your time with us without worry.

Contact and advice

If you have general questions about the OHM International Summer School, please feel free to contact Ms Ehrig, the programme coordinator.

If you have questions about the curriculum of a specific summer course, please contact the respective academic coordinator. You will find their contact information in the descriptions of the courses.

Summer School Coordinator

Name Contact
Rebecca Ehrig Rebecca Ehrig