We are proud to offer our 1st International Lab Week!

The Lab Week will take place on 2nd to 6th March 2020.

Target group

The HE Lab Week is designed for professors and staff working in technical faculties especially in laboratories.


Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Natural Sciences


During the Lab Week we will offer several workshops at the same time, participants can choose their preferred laboratories before arrival (by the end of the year at the latest).

Additionally the programme includes company visits (for example Daimler, Bosch), intercultural learning experience, possibility for networking, exchange of know-how and best practices and social and cultural programme.

General information

General information


2nd March 2020 - 6th March 2020


Hochschule Esslingen
Kanalstraße 33
73728 Esslingen


The [HE International Lab Week will be held in English.


We don't charge any fee.


Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the participants (or by an ERASMUS scholarship if applicable).

Hochschule Esslingen will cover the costs for:
- Welcome dinner on 2nd March
- Travel costs to the companies and back
- Lunch on 3rd March to 6th March in the university cafeteria
- Travel costs and entry fees of the social activities


We highly recommend to reserve accommodation not too late as hotels in our region are often fully booked.

Preliminary Programme

The programme will be updated within the next few months.

Monday March 2nd

01:00 pm – 01:30 pm             Welcome desk

01:30 pm – 02:30 pm             Introduction and presentation

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm              International coffee break

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm              Guided city tour "Historical Esslingen"

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm             Welcome by the Rector and  "Lab Dinner Buffet"

Tuesday, March 3rd

09:00 am – 01:00 pm             Lab workshops

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm             Lunch

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm             Company visit AUDI (https://www.audi.com/en.html)

Wednesday, March 4th

09:00 am – 01:00 pm             Lab workshops

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm             Lunch

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm             Company visit PORSCHE (https://www.porsche.com/uk/)

Thursday, March 5th

09:00 am – 01:00 pm             Lab workshops

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm             Lunch

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm             Company visit MAHLE (https://www.mahle.com/en/)

Friday, March 6th

09:00 am – 11:00 am              Presentations by the participants

11:00 am - 01:00 pm              Farwell meeting

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm             Lunch

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm             Visit of the Mercedes-Benz Museum


Participants can choose their preferred laboratories before arrival.

Natural Sciences

  • Paint manufacturing

  • Instrument-based analytics

  • Application technology

  • Thin-film systems

  • Cell culture technology

  • Downstream processing

    Automotive Engineering

  • Powertrain

  • Car Body Engineering

  • Material Testing and Joining

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation
  • Metal Forming Technology and Laser Material Processing
  • Hydrogen, Fuel cells and New mobility

    Building Services – Energy - Environment

  • Lab tour "Building cervices" and lab test "Sewage installation"

  • Lab tests "Drinking water hygiene" and "Heat transfer"



Contact Hochschule Esslingen: Diana Budde



Our [HE Lab Week is fully booked.


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Application period for programmes starting in the summer semester 2021
Bachelor’s programmes: 1 December 2020 to 15 january 2021
Master’s programmes (German): 15 October 2020 to 15 January 2021
Applicants to our international programmes should please see the Graduate School website for deadlines

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