BOBCATSSS 2020 – Depature

Stairs to Sacré-Cœur . Photo: Lena Krick


Basilica minor Sacré-Cœur de Monmartre in the morning fog. Photo: Lena Krick

This day started with a last beautiful view of Paris. For that, we climbed a lot of stairs, but it was worth it. We saw the Basilica de Sacré-Cœur in the morning fog. After that, we had breakfast at our Hotel Avalon and started our journey back to Germany with a walk to the train station. Last souvenirs like macarons were bought there.

At 10.55 am our train to Karlsruhe Starter. Fein there we took another train back to Hanover. Even though our trip was fun, we were all happy to get back home. We arrived in Hanover shortly after 6 pm and our journey was finished.

First of all, we would like to thank our University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, the faculty 3 and especially Mrs Blümel and Mrs Clausing for this opportunity to visit an international conference. Thanks to you, we were able to travel to Paris and enjoy the whole event without stressing out about anything.

We learned a lot, by networking with people from all over the world and listening to a lot of informative lectures. It was also very interesting to get different point of views how fake news influence people in different countries. There was a diverse group of speakers, which allowed us to choose between their lectures. But this wasn’t always easy, as sometimes you wanted to see two different lectures at the same time. Fortunately, our group was often able to split and to share what happened in the different lectures afterwards. We also had the option to visit some workshops that were around 1,5 hours long, in which we used our gained knowledge to improve it.

The triumphal arch. Photo: Melanie Hartkopf

In conclusion, we learned a lot about Fake News and Disinformation in this 3 days, but also a lot about different cultures of students out of other countries. We were also able to see a bit of Paris in our last hours in the city and to enjoy the french culture as you can see in the picture of the triumphal arch.
Again, thank you all for this great trip!

Melanie Hartkopf and Lena Krick