Innovative educational partnership between Deutsche Telekom AG and IU International University

More civil engineers for the digital transformation

Erfurt, 29 March 2021 - Partner with potential: Deutsche Telekom is becoming an educational partner of IU International University of Applied Sciences. To meet the growing demand for highly qualified civil engineers, the Telekom relies on the university's extensive and flexible range of courses, which can be adapted to the company's needs. This collaboration, which will begin in the winter semester of 2021/22, will support Telekom’s` important infrastructure expansion efforts.

The expansion of broadband and 5G is the most significant infrastructure task in telecommunications in the coming years. Due to the increasing digitalisation in industry and society, the need for fast internet that is available everywhere is growing. In order to master the challenges and provide nationwide fast Internet, Deutsche Telekom is in need of well-trained civil engineers. 


Attractive locations, flexible study models and a broad range of study programmes

In addition to the high quality and practical relevance of the civil engineering course, the decisive factors in Telekom's decision were the flexible course design and the comprehensive network of university locations. Thanks to the intense mentoring in small groups and parallel academic study at weekly intervals, the university offers a flexibility that stands out. In addition, there is also a virtual dual campus, which is unique in its form and guarantees high-quality, location-independent study, even if face-to-face teaching is not possible.

The flexible study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences can be adapted to your own specific needs. With the close integration of theory and practice at the Telekom subsidiary “Deutsche Funkturm”, there are excellent opportunities for the students to apply their academic knowledge in a future-oriented industry. Instead of being unavailable to the employer for longer periods of time in fixed blocks, the regular 14-day change at IU makes planning easier for the industry partner.

"Flexible and innovative training opportunities are a crucial success factor for the digital transformation. ", says Prof. Dr Kurt Jeschke, Prorector Corporate of the IU International University of Applied Sciences.

"With IU, we have found a partner with that our dual students can study flexibly and digitally across Germany. Also the close connection with a contact person was an important aspect for us when we were selecting an educational partner for our civil engineering students", says Petra Krüger, Head of Training Concepts, Strategy and Quality at Deutsche Telekom.