Haoming Chen

My name is Haoming and I'm 24 years old. My story with Karlshochschule International University began in 2017 when I was an exchage student from UIBE, since when I fell in love with the international and creative atmosphere here. Now I am at the begining of the third semester of M.A. Management specialized in branding & new media. I've been inspired by friends and prefessors from Karls and really enjoyed my time with them.   

2020/02/05
Brand journey with Kymo

During the Brand Strategies course in the second semester, we had a company project with Kymo, a luxury carpet brand, to rebuild its brand identity and make new marketing strategies for them. After met with the representatives from Kymo, we devided into groups of five. We rethought the current brand from different perspectives and did some in-depth researches so to build a new brand image. This was the Lego model made by our group when we were brainstorming.It was unforgettable to have an intensive group work in one month and try to jump out of the box to think creatively. It was very fruitful to work with my teammates and have the first business practice!

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2019/10/14
Experiencing Art in Karlsruhe

What fascinating about life in Karlsruhe is that there are many clubs for diversified interests. You could fully invest your spare time on different avativities. The ArtNight is one of my favirotes. There is a painter as teacher to coach people who from different background but sharing the common hobby of drawing their own work of art. It was an amazing artistic night in a coffee shop that my dream of painting since childhood has been recalled again…

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2019/10/12
What a city day!

It was the city day of Karlsruhe when interesting shows staged at different spots of the city, e.g. actors dancing on the wall, musicians ignited the sparks of passion...and one of my favorites—the cutest globe traveler! It was also one of the few days when you could see almost all the people of the city and you will find the busy side of Karlsruhe is also fascinating. In a way, Germany is not as “boring” as rumors, at least not Karlsruhe:)

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2019/06/13
Happy summer time on the Rhine

I was living at a small and peaceful town near the Rhine more than half year. It is enjoyable to live there because of convinient facilities. The station is right downstairs and the supermarket is only five minutes by walk. Moreover, there is beautiful scenes of Rhine nearby. At dusk, the breeze of the river was blowing, and the happy summer time slipped away among the ripples. While walking along the banks of this mighty river, I can't fail to be impressed by its limpidity and vitality. Here is a picture of me and my best friend Maria took on the bank for memory.

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2020/02/05
Brand journey with Kymo

During the Brand Strategies course in the second semester, we had a company project with Kymo, a luxury carpet brand, to rebuild its brand identity and make new marketing strategies for them. After met with the representatives from Kymo, we devided into groups of five. We rethought the current brand from different perspectives and did some in-depth researches so to build a new brand image. This was the Lego model made by our group when we were brainstorming.It was unforgettable to have an intensive group work in one month and try to jump out of the box to think creatively. It was very fruitful to work with my teammates and have the first business practice!

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2019/10/14
Experiencing Art in Karlsruhe

What fascinating about life in Karlsruhe is that there are many clubs for diversified interests. You could fully invest your spare time on different avativities. The ArtNight is one of my favirotes. There is a painter as teacher to coach people who from different background but sharing the common hobby of drawing their own work of art. It was an amazing artistic night in a coffee shop that my dream of painting since childhood has been recalled again…

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2019/10/12
What a city day!

It was the city day of Karlsruhe when interesting shows staged at different spots of the city, e.g. actors dancing on the wall, musicians ignited the sparks of passion...and one of my favorites—the cutest globe traveler! It was also one of the few days when you could see almost all the people of the city and you will find the busy side of Karlsruhe is also fascinating. In a way, Germany is not as “boring” as rumors, at least not Karlsruhe:)

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2020/02/05
Brand journey with Kymo

During the Brand Strategies course in the second semester, we had a company project with Kymo, a luxury carpet brand, to rebuild its brand identity and make new marketing strategies for them. After met with the representatives from Kymo, we devided into groups of five. We rethought the current brand from different perspectives and did some in-depth researches so to build a new brand image. This was the Lego model made by our group when we were brainstorming.It was unforgettable to have an intensive group work in one month and try to jump out of the box to think creatively. It was very fruitful to work with my teammates and have the first business practice!

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2019/10/14
Experiencing Art in Karlsruhe

What fascinating about life in Karlsruhe is that there are many clubs for diversified interests. You could fully invest your spare time on different avativities. The ArtNight is one of my favirotes. There is a painter as teacher to coach people who from different background but sharing the common hobby of drawing their own work of art. It was an amazing artistic night in a coffee shop that my dream of painting since childhood has been recalled again…

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2019/06/13
Happy summer time on the Rhine

I was living at a small and peaceful town near the Rhine more than half year. It is enjoyable to live there because of convinient facilities. The station is right downstairs and the supermarket is only five minutes by walk. Moreover, there is beautiful scenes of Rhine nearby. At dusk, the breeze of the river was blowing, and the happy summer time slipped away among the ripples. While walking along the banks of this mighty river, I can't fail to be impressed by its limpidity and vitality. Here is a picture of me and my best friend Maria took on the bank for memory.

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2019/10/12
What a city day!

It was the city day of Karlsruhe when interesting shows staged at different spots of the city, e.g. actors dancing on the wall, musicians ignited the sparks of passion...and one of my favorites—the cutest globe traveler! It was also one of the few days when you could see almost all the people of the city and you will find the busy side of Karlsruhe is also fascinating. In a way, Germany is not as “boring” as rumors, at least not Karlsruhe:)

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2019/06/13
Happy summer time on the Rhine

I was living at a small and peaceful town near the Rhine more than half year. It is enjoyable to live there because of convinient facilities. The station is right downstairs and the supermarket is only five minutes by walk. Moreover, there is beautiful scenes of Rhine nearby. At dusk, the breeze of the river was blowing, and the happy summer time slipped away among the ripples. While walking along the banks of this mighty river, I can't fail to be impressed by its limpidity and vitality. Here is a picture of me and my best friend Maria took on the bank for memory.

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The Karls-People

In Germany, students call each other ‘Kommilitonen’ – this is based on a Latin term that means something like ‘fellow combatants’. And that’s exactly how it really is: At Karls, I feel like I'm surrounded by people who are working for the same things and want to stand up for what’s right together. The professors, staff and other students are inspired by the idea of creating something bigger – committed to the environment, sustainability and a better world. That's why I don’t feel like there are any hierarchies here. I can chat with my professors as easily as with my roommate. I can confidently say: The people here are the ones who have made Karlsruhe a second home for me.

The Karls-Philosophy

Karls has developed its own constructivist philosophy and didactics. The exact wording can be found on karlshochschule.de. But I can tell you in my own words how this philosophy feels to me and how it has become tangible in my life. Put briefly: At Karls, I can let myself and my ideas blossom. I can incorporate my knowledge, my ideals and my expectations and deepen them in a lively dialogue with my fellow students. My ideas are taken seriously here – I learn from my professors, of course, but my professors also learn from me. Instead of a strict curriculum and tons of theoretical knowledge, at Karls, I am given a wide range of information that I can structure however I want, and many opportunities to try it out in practice.

The Karls-Education

When I arrive at Karls in the morning, I overhear scraps of conversation between my classmates in English, German, French, Spanish and many other languages. It is precisely this open intercultural exchange that also shapes the experience of studying at Karls. Here, it’s totally normal for your course of study to cross the boundaries between disciplines. For example, it’s simply a matter of course for economists to be concerned with topics such as sustainability, environmental conservation and social justice. Conversely, sociologists at Karls are developing business models that will change the way we understand management. There’s no question that the idea of a language barrier is unimportant at the Karlshochschule. Most of the courses take place in English, and learning German is on the curriculum from day one.

Management

What should our future look like? How do we want to manage tomorrow? In the Management degree program, you will learn to take responsibility for a complex world in which negotiating skills are just as important as understanding and empathy. The pop-up menu gives you more information about your specialization options.

International Business

If you do not want to conceive of economics merely as a game of numbers, but instead want to understand and apply economic questions in an intercultural context, then you’ve come to the right place. You can design your own course of studies and specialize in three different areas.

Society

The world needs not only doers, but also thinkers. People who write the rules of the future and act as protagonists on the international political and economic stage. In these four courses of study in the field of ‘Society’, you’ll get exactly the know-how you need.

Management (M.A.)

The reality of economics and business is negotiated again and again between those involved in it. There are no universal truths, but rather well-functioning viewpoints. This is exactly what the course of studies conveys: Here, students and teachers work together on cultural and social science topics and apply them to management practice.

Spezialisierungen

Would you like to enter the creative industry or set up your own start-up? Do you want to make a difference in the political system of your country or, as the person in charge of an NGO, foster social change? Whatever your vision is: The Master's program offers you six different specializations from which you can choose two – so you can tailor your studies to your exact goals.

„The interconnectedness of modules within and across semesters is stunning. This Master’s is definitively about ‚Rethinking Management‘ and requires engagement on the brink of my comfort zone.“

Mischa Burmester,

Alumnus Master of Management

Conditions

At Karls, we know that grades are not everything. Here, what counts above all is a person’s commitment and the values that define them – and that cannot be measured. The most important thing about your online application is therefore your letter of motivation. This is your chance to show us who you are and why you are a good fit for Karls. Karls is an officially accredited university and must adhere to the rules of the German registration authorities in the application process: Therefore, another prerequisite is a recognized secondary-school degree in Germany.

Help Center

I've put together a bunch of PDFs for most countries on the South American continent. Here you will find a step-by-step checklist for your journey to Karls – from your letter of motivation to how to apply for grants and scholarships and even the application form for a visa. Also, the exact requirements for your education are in the PDF for your country or your region. In addition, you will find in the PDF the contact details of the most important contact persons, e.g. your consulate or embassy. If at any point you feel unsure – don’t worry: I'm here for you.

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International Foundation Year

Are you thinking ‘Karls is exactly what I want for my life’, but unfortunately are missing the appropriate degree? Maybe you also have a very good school diploma, but it is not recognized by the German registration authorities? Don’t despair! Many of my fellow students once felt the same way. The solution for you might be the Foundation Year: Within a year, you will learn all the necessary content and then take an exam. This means you’ll meet the admission requirements and can enrol at Karls. Wondering if a Foundation Year is also for you? Write to me and I'll explain everything else, including where and when you can do it.

Do you have further questions about Karls or your studies? Then just write me. I will be at your side with words and deeds and look forward to hear from you.