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.

“Of course, you are always welcome back in Bielefeld,” explained Prof. Dr. med. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk on the passing of the students. At the end of the summer school, not only Schramm-Wölk, the president of FH Bielefeld, but also the Dean of the Department of Economics and Health, Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Rössler, come personally. “The 10th European Summer School was particularly special this year because at the same time it launched the first International Week here at the FH Bielefeld in May”, emphasized Rössler at the handover of the certificates. “The summer school is the nucleus of internationalization,” continued Rössler. The Bielefeld Member of the Bundestag, Dr. Wiebke Esdar. She presented the students their work in the Bundestag and discussed with them about higher education policy.

On excursion: The participants of the European Summer School 2018 in front of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. Photo: Claire Wisner

The Summer School was organized with the support of the International Office of Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Doerfert, Prof. dr. Riza Öztürk and Elif Cebeci. The program consisted of lectures by teachers of FH Bielefeld as well as of international partner universities as well as excursions to Berlin, Frankfurt, The Hague and Rotterdam. “As in previous years, the six weeks went well with the students, and everyone was very satisfied,” summarizes Doerfert.

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