International Week

The sixth International Week

«Internationalisation in Challenging Times – Fostering Intercultural Qualification and Virtual Exchange»

will take place virtually from the 07th – 11th of June 2021.


Representatives of partner universities and other universities worldwide are warmly invited!

The sixth International Week 2021 will focus on the topic of Internationalisation in Challenging Times. How can we attract students to virtual exchange formats? How can we teach intercultural competences in virtual teaching? And how do we develop a concept for virtual exchange? We would like to explore these questions in more depth during our International Week.

The goal of the International Week is to jointly develop formats for virtual exchange. The main focus is on digitalisation in intercultural qualification and teaching. Together we will discuss aspects of virtual exchange such as didactics, intercultural accompaniment, psycho-social aspects of virtual teaching, digital tools and more.

We invite you to an intensive exchange and to establish valuable new contacts, joint project ideas and possible cooperations!



In the morning (9:30 - 12:30) you will receive input on topics such as intercultural qualification or psycho-social aspects of virtual teaching and we will look at good practice examples of virtual teaching. We place particular emphasis on personal exchange and joint reflection.

In the afternoon (14:00 - 16:30) you will develop your own programme for a virtual exchange project in small groups (Short Intensive Programs, Intercultural Accompaniment and others), which you will present at the end of the week and ideally implement with partner universities in the future.

We also offer a short optional evening session (17:00 - 17:30) where you can learn about and try out new digital tools if interested.


Target group:

The International Week "Internationalisation in Challenging Times" is aimed at administrative staff, academic staff as well as lecturers and invites to

  • get to know the University of Hildesheim better in the context of Internationalisation in Challenging Times
  • participate personally in a virtual exchange and gain initial experience with it or deepen and reflect on experiences
  • To engage in intensive (virtual) exchange and develop joint project ideas for virtual exchange
  • to establish contacts and to think about new partnerships / cooperations
  • to compile collected knowledge (best practice)
  • to present one's own university in the context of the International Week theme


You can register here.

The language of discussion will be English.


The closing date for registration is the 21st of May 2021.

Please feel free to email us with any further questions.



Here you can find the program (timetable and speaker) for the International Week: