President Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk opens the 1st “International Week” at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. The general students’ committee (AStA) invite you to the “Weltenbummler-Treff” and to the “International Meeting Corner” with Fair-Trade Coffee. The departments participate with information events. At an international conference, the expansion of university cooperation is being discussed. “Country Stands” are set up in the main hallway. For the festive dinner, a brewery is the destination. European summer school, international run.
And to the employees of the university, the teachers and students staying abroad is made appealing in numerous events. From 14th to 18th May, the University of Applied Sciences (FH) Bielefeld is aligned completely internationally: the first “International Week” takes place. President Prof. dr. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk opened in the conference hall on Campus North: “For this week our campus is international.”
30 guests from 20 countries were invited by the teachers of the university. The special feature, according to the president: “All lectures, workshops, and lectures of the guests take place in the context of the courses of their local colleagues, the students benefit directly from the international teaching and research perspectives.”
The Applied University of Bielefeld has 106 international partner universities, 74 of them in Europe. And there are more to come. Schramm-Wölk: “The internationalization of higher education must be an answer to globalization, we must join together more than ever in networks. We should make sure that we train our students as ‘global citizens’. “The universities have a social responsibility and are also the engine of social and economic-technical innovation. “We can only do that justice if we operate internationally,” said the president.
The International Office of FH Bielefeld has organized the “International Week”. And so, according to Office Director Judith Peltz, “opened a series of events that will provide recurring annual rhythm about the internationalization of the university.” She expressly thanked the many active members of the university, who showed commitment and invested time, to make the week unforgettable.
More about the program at www.fh-bielefeld.de/internationales/iw