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Our latest news, events and achievements


Accra Internships

Four of our students having an intense and interesting time during their internship in Accra, Ghana. They are working at „Yasalam“, an incubator where they are involved in graphic design, press communications, initiation on mobile development. They also get an insight into entrepreneurship.

Building a website as an agile Team

During the last three weeks, the students at BIT had the chance to be part of a project with Michael Stockerl from the Digital Product School of UnternehmerTUM. The students learned how to design and build a service-oriented team website. The focus was also on working together in a team using agile work methods and improving presentation skills in a final sales pitch.

Widening Horizons

Rodrigue Kabore, Dean of BIT, participated in a conference on Geospatial Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Development at the University Bordeaux Montaigne in Bordeaux.

At this roundtable, he was with:

  • Kossi Amessinou, Benin Ministry of Planning
  • Luc Missidimbazi, advisor to the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and the digital economy of Congo
  • Kemly Camacho, President of Sula Batsu in Costa Rica
  • Ida Ng’ang’a, Director of RCD Africa in Kenya

BIT officially opens!

Today we celebrated the official Inauguration of our Burkina Institute of Technology. We were honored to welcome Mr. Zagré, Chief of Staff for the President, Mr. Maïga, Minister of High Education, of Innovation and Research, Mr. Bonanet, Minister of Housing and Mr. Naaba Saaga, Chief of Issouka at this ceremony. Together with founder Susanne Pertl, they inaugurated BIT.

Africa Symposium – TUM

Last week we had a wonderful day at the Africa Symposium at the TUM in Munich, filled with interesting discussions and meetups. Our architect and TUM Professor Francis Kere inspired all guests with his interesting keynote speech. Thank you for the great event organization Technical University Munich!

BIT opens!

BIT opens with its first class of 32 students, which will receive a bachelor degree in computer science.

BIT is open for admissions

BIT is now open for admissions. We are looking forward to the first applications and an amazing first class.

Building starts

We have started the construction of BIT with the Burkinabe architect Francis Kéré. The architecture will be modern and unique and will inspire our students to reach their potential.

Guest Lectures

Guest Lecture by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Bösch

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Bösch, Technical Unversity of Graz, is currently giving guest lectures at BIT. This will comprise lectures on energy systems such as power plants and wind and solar energy, autonomous driving, microwave technologies, and their applications and many more.
Le professeur Dr. Wolfgang Bösch, de l’Université technique de Graz, donne actuellement des cours invités au BIT. Il s’agit de conférences sur les systèmes énergétiques tels que les centrales électriques et les énergies éolienne et solaire, la conduite autonome, les technologies à micro-ondes et leurs applications et bien d’autres encore.

Guest Lecture by Professor Dr. Doris Kiendl

With Professor Dr. Doris Kiendl, we were able to bring another guest lecturer to the BIT. Doris, who holds a chair in International Management, lectures at the Johanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria.
She has taught the students of Computer Science in the following areas: Entreprise creation from the business idea to the business model as well as the structure of the European Union including its institutions and its relationship with African states. In the workshop Enterprise Creation, the students had to present and introduce their own ideas. The best ideas were awarded prizes.
Avec le professeur Dr Doris Kiendl, nous avons pu inviter un autre conférencier au BIT. Doris, qui détient une chaire en management international, enseigne à l’Université Johanneum des sciences appliquées de Graz, en Autriche.
Elle a enseigné aux étudiants en informatique dans les domaines suivants : Création d’entreprise, de l’idée commerciale au modèle d’entreprise, ainsi que la structure de l’Union européenne, y compris ses institutions et ses relations avec les États africains. Dans le workshop “Création d’entreprise”, les étudiants devaient présenter et introduire leurs propres idées. Les meilleures idées ont été récompensées par des prix.

M&S BIT Website Picture

In the intensive Management & Strategy Case Study Weekend @ BIT, the students had the chance to apply the HBS case study method and to put themselves into the position of CEOs and Co-founders to work on solutions for real-world problems. The lecture was held by Johannes Nyari (Stern Stewart & Co.) which gave the students the opportunity to get hands-on knowledge & insights from the work in an international strategy consultancy.

Lectures by Nadia Riedl

Nadia Riedl, a student at the TU Munich, teaches the “Microsoft office module” to our students at BIT.

Guest Lecture by Dr. Nikolaus Schrader

Dr. Nikolaus Schrader, Attorney-at-Law and Partner at PwC Legal Germany, talks about democracy and the negative implications of corruption to the BIT students.