FHE goes international
The project "FHE goes international" began its work in April 2022. Its primary objective is to actively promote the implementation of initiatives that encourage internationalization at our university. It is funded by the DAAD program HAW.international (module A) until 31.12.2023. In the meantime, a lot of work lies ahead - but also a lot of exciting developments. Here are just a few of the project goals that we intend to achieve through a series of targeted activities:
- creating a welcoming culture that is open, inclusive, and supportive of international students, visiting lecturers and staff
- increasing the visibility of our university by providing information in both English and German and supporting our academic staff so that they can confidently present themselves in English-speaking situations (e.g. at conferences or in lectures)
- promoting and supporting stays abroad for students, lecturers and staff at FHE
- strengthening international cooperation with partner universities, e.g. by sponsoring online guest lectures
- developing information material in both English and German for a variety of audiences
In addition to university-wide measures, another feature of the program is a model project integrated into the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. The model project is designed to strengthen existing university cooperations and actively promote Erasmus+. Ultimately, it aims to transparently map the best practice lessons acquired in the course of the project and transfer them to other faculties.
If you are interested in our project or have any queries, please feel free to contact our team.
The program consists of six individual workshops on Fridays from 9-12am, which can be attended independently of each other and deal with issues surrounding academic writing in English. Parts I and II of each topic focus on different issues and can be attended in combination or individually. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
The workshops are being held in cooperation with the Language Centre of FH Erfurt, taught by Christof Noseleit on site at the Altonaer Straße campus.
Please register using Moodle. For access details and further information, please contact Christof Noseleit (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dates and Topics:
28.10.2022 I Register and Style I
04.11.2022 I Register and Style II
02.12.2022 I Text Structure - Coherence and Cohesion I
13.01.2023 I Text Structure - Coherence and Cohesion II
20.01.2023 I Grammar in Scientific Texts I
27.01.2023 I Grammar in Scientific Texts II
Register and Style: Just as there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to talk with people depending on the situation, so are there appropriate words and expressions to use when writing an academic piece of work. We will look at some of those more appropriate academic styles.
Text Structure: Scientific texts are organised into an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. You will learn how to make sure that all three parts work together to explain the topic clearly.
Grammar: These workshops provide a selective overview of the key areas of English grammar that you need to master in order to express yourself correctly and appropriately in academic writing. Those areas include the basic distinctions of meaning in the verb tense system, paraphrasing, emphasis in a sentence, the passive voice and the correct use of gerund and infinitive.
One-to-one language coaching is available to all lecturers and research staff and is designed as preparation for international conferences or teaching in English. If you are interested, please contact the project coordinator.
English courses for administrative staff will be offered from Winter Semester 22/23. The first course runs from calendar weeks 41-50 on site at the main Altonaer Straße campus and will be taught by the Language Centre of FH Erfurt.
On 16 and 17 November, from 9:00 to 4:30 pm, a two-day workshop on "Cultural Sensitivity" will be held for administrative staff. As long as this is still possible, the workshop shall take place in person on site. If you are interested in one of the remaining places in the workshop, please contact the project coordinator.
On Friday, 2 December 2022, there will be a workshop on cultural sensitivity for professors and research staff from 9am to 1pm. As long as it is still possible, the workshop shall take place in person at the Altonaer Straße campus.
To register, please email email@example.com.
When: 25 November 2022, 10-11.30 am
Where: Altonaer Straße campus, room 7.2.15 or online via Webex
Are you interested in going abroad for a language course, to teach or to meet international colleagues? At this event, you will find out about the options open to FHE employees and what particular international activities are sponsored by Erasmus+.
When: Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 2 - 4 pm
Where: Altonaer Straße campus, room 6.1.19
Building and maintaining international cooperation across universities is not something that happens by itself. Committed staff members of FH Erfurt have already invested a great deal of time in cultivating contacts and setting up exchange agreements. Networking with other countries is elementary for research and teaching in order to make further progress and stay up to date. How do we intend to go about international cooperation in the future? Who can cooperate with whom and who ensures that the "alliances" are maintained? We would like to discuss this and much more with you and our two experts Ute Straub from the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt and Anne Hanik from the University of Augsburg.
Would you like to invite a colleague from overseas to give an online lecture in your course? You can apply for funding through our project, which provides up to €80/teaching hour for the lecturer(s). Please contact our project coordinator.
** This offer stands for 2022 and 2023 **
Events for Students
When: 5 October 2022, 2 - 3 pm
Where: Altonaer Straße campus, building 6, room 6.1.21 or click here to take part online using Webex.
This event is aimed at all international students who are new to FH Erfurt in the Winter Semester. We would like to meet you in person and introduce you to some of the services we offer and the people you can contact. For example, you will meet our colleagues from the International Office, the Welcome Project and the Language Centre.
You will find more information about the central induction events for first-semester students here.
Whether you are an international student in Erfurt or would like to go abroad - you're in the right place!
From 2 till 5 pm on 5 October 2022, you will find the International Office, the Language Centre, the association Fremde werden Freunde ("Strangers become friends") and the Welcome-Projekt at the "Markt der Möglichkeiten" on the Altonaer Straße campus. In addition to flyers and brochures, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding studying or doing work placements abroad or networking and assistance for international students.
Are you interested in a stay abroad during your degree course or are you visiting an international student in Erfurt and would like to meet other students or have questions about studying in Germany? Then come an visit us in the cafeteria. During the last three weeks of October, you will find our Info Point in the cafeteria (Altonaer Straße) on Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 1:30pm and on Thursdays from 11:30am to 12:30.
Where: Building 5, room 5.E.09
When: 30 November 2022
- 2 - 3 pm: Work Placements Abroad
- 3:15 - 4 pm: Studying Abroad
In two back-to-back sessions you will find out everything you need to know about doing a work placement or studying abroad. Funding options, deadlines and past experience are some of the issues which will be addressed, and you will also be introduced to your points of contact at FH Erfurt. Stop by and be inspired! Stays abroad not only look good on your CV, but they also give you new language skills, international contacts and intercultural experience.