Dipping their toes into practice at HIGHVOLT: students from the Institute for High-Voltage Technology (IFHT) at RWTH Aachen University.
Visiting HIGHVOLT on May 22, 50 students and staff from the Institute for High-Voltage Technology (IFHT) at RWTH Aachen University had an absolutely electric experience. On a technology study excursion, they learned about the world of control engineering, high-voltage technology and testing. The most impressive stop on their visit at HIGHVOLT was doubtless the tour of the high-voltage testing hall, where several factory acceptance testing units were set up. The students also had the chance to get to know HIGHVOLT as an employer and find out about entry opportunities for graduates, as well as internships, working while studying and degree dissertations.
“Practical insights are the key to successful studies. Getting to know the tests and procedures enables students to understand the theoretical knowledge better, knowing how it connects to practice,” stated Dr. Regina Oertel, deputy director of the IFHT at RWTH Aachen University. The explanations about on-the-spot testing of long DC cables were also described as very interesting and informative.
Dr. Ralf Bergmann, Managing Director of HIGHVOLT, was delighted at the visitors' interest. “It is our pleasure to offer young people at university or in training the opportunity to take a look at our company. Most are amazed to hear that we do not offer off-the-shelf products, but instead design individual test systems for use in place or on the go. In addition, excursions such as these always get people talking and leave a lastingly positive impression on the learner.”