Invitation to the 2nd Scientific School on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies in Pula, Sardinia, Italy from 10-14 June 2019

Our IBSEN partner the University of Cagliari would like to invite you to the 2nd Scientific School on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies. The school will be hosted at the Technology Park of Sardinia in Pula, Italy (click here for travel information). It takes place from the 10th to 14th June 2019.

The school plans for a maximum of 30 attendees. Attendance is free, while travel and accommodation expenses are to be paid by participants. There are several affordable  ccommodations in Pula or in Cagliari. The participants will be selected by the scientific committee on a CV best-match basis. The application deadline is 15th April. You will get notified by 30th April. The program includes an introdcution to blockchain technologies, different tutorials and labs, as well as keynotes.

Crypto economics is a new discipline born after the rise of virtual currencies and distributed ledger technologies and is rapidly developing in a unique intersection between computing, cryptography, law, economics, and game theory. The school aims at disseminating knowledge about the foundations and the applications of these technologies to researchers, PhD students, scholars and technologists in industry and academia, not excluding under- or new graduates with strong technical drive and a sufficient background.

For more information and the program, head over to

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Applications Open for Summer Term 2019 in Finland

The application period for the international Summer Term in 2019 organized by our IBSEN-partner South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is now open until March 17th. The general theme of the studies will be Artificial Intelligence and Wellbeing Management.  The two themes will be applied in different ways in each course.

The courses take place in two locations and will be three week modules. Each of them will award 5 ECTS. All the courses are tuition-free for the students from Xamk’s partner universities.

To apply, you will need a motivation letter in English and a copy of your passport or ID Card. Please note the courses are organized on two different Campuses, so please make sure to take that into account when selecting the courses. Click here to go directly to the application form.

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IBSEN Network meeting in Valenciennes 2018

Twice a year, the IBSEN representatives of the ten partner universities meet, in May and November. The second meeting this year took place at the Université Polytechnique HAUTS-DE-FRANCE in Valenciennes for the first time on the 11th to the 13th of November. The university formerly known as Université de Valenciennes has been a member since 2016. University representatives from Italy, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, Finland and the Czech Republic joined the meeting.

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European Summer School on European Business and Culture 2019 in Germany

Next year, the European Summer School on European Business and Culture takes place from May 13th to June 21st and is organized by the IBSEN partner Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Two courses are offered, each worth 3 credit points: European Culture and Cross Cultural Management and European Politics and Business. There are also additional labs organized for learning other languages (French, Spanish, German) and to collaborate in small research projects, worth 2 credit points.

The European Summer School combines the unique opportunity to discover Europe with the chance to take an active part in a 6 week structured course at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld.

Do not hesitate to find out more about the Summer School. Contact the international office at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences or use our contact form.

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The Nucleus of Internationalization

The participants of the 10th European Summer School of FH Bielefeld together with Dean Prof. Dr. Uwe Rössler, President Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk, Prof. Dr. Carsten Doerfert, Elif Cebeci, Dr. Wiebke Esdar (MdB), Dilan Özcelikoglu, Barbara Lawatzki and Prof. Dr. Riza Öztürk (front from left). Photo: Malin Stuckmann

Bielefeld (fhb). For six weeks they have studied European politics, economics, and culture, visited German and Dutch cities and actively participated in intercultural exchange: the 23 participants of the 10th European Summer School at the University of Applied Sciences (FH) Bielefeld from France, Canada, Russia, South Korea, USA, Turkey, and Bielefeld were enthusiastic about the program that the Department of Business and Health had put together when handing over their certificates.

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10 Years of European Summer School

The Vice President for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Dr. Schäfermeier (right on the speaker’s desk) has invited to a get-together on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Summer School and welcomes the guests. Photo: Felix Hüffelmann

The Department of Business and Health is successful with a sustainable internationalization strategy. Around 60 guests from abroad came to Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences for the anniversary. Ten years of European Summer School was celebrated on 14th May. Ten years of successful exchange of students and teachers, who are mainly concerned with Europe and European cooperation. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schäfermeier, Vice President of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, on the occasion of welcoming the participants in the “International Week” at the university: “Today it is more important than ever to promote intercultural exchange and to get to know Europe with its institution, its values, and its future.”

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