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International Tuesdays

Internationalisation at Paderborn University is a cross-sectional task and involves a great variety of units and people. To successfully promote Paderborn University’s internationalisation process, cooperation and exchange are key.

The new format "International Tuesdays" therefore intends to provide opportunities for

  • the exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices
  • interdisciplinary, cross-sectional networking
  • getting up-to-date information
  • discussions
  • the creation and exploration of synergies

Description

In the summer semester 2021, a virtual event with an international focus will take place every Tuesday between 1 and 2 p.m. starting on 25 May 2021. The events will each be organised by different departments and members of UPB, and different target groups will be addressed depending on the event. Members of UPB can  select the events that are of interest to them and - in some cases after prior registration - participate in the respective event. Further information on the target groups and the contents of each event can be found below. Questions, suggestions and ideas are always welcome!

Link

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place via Zoom at the following link:

https://uni-paderborn-de.zoom.us/j/96161480313?pwd=QkpFL2NOc0NFajFjb2NHOFE4RGxpdz09

Meeting-ID: 961 6148 0313
Security Code: 232669

Registration

Please note: Only for the welcome event on 25 May 2021 as well as for the get-together on 13 July 2021 prior registration is required. You can register here. All other events can be attended without prior registration.

We are very much looking forward to exchanging information, ideas and experiences during the International Tuesdays!

Overview

25 May: Welcome @ UPB - Virtual Meet and Greet for new international employees and researchers
Organizer: Welcome Services
Target Group:

New international employees, researchers, guests, PhD students at Paderborn University

Description:

Complementary to the Development Unit's official welcome event for all new employees, Paderborn University's Welcome Services would also like to warmly welcome international employees and researchers and therefore offers a virtual meet & greet.

After a short welcome by Prof. Torsten Meier, Vice President for International Relations, we will provide some information that might be of interest especially for international employees and researchers. You will also have the opportunity to get to know other new international employees and researchers and of course, you can ask individual questions related to living in working in Paderborn.

Format: Information and networking event
Language: English
Registration: Please register here
1 June: Brexit and its consequences
Organiser: Dep. 2.1 / International Office and Dep. 2.2
Target Group: all those interested
  • researchers
  • adminsitrative staff of the central administration, faculties and other departments/institutions
  • representatives for international affairs
 
Description:

 Representatives of Dep. 2.1 and 2.2 and a representative of the EU Office of the BMBF will give an overview of how Brexit will affect international university collaborations in teaching and research and address the following questions:

How will the cooperation with British universities change? What needs to be considered with regard to future research projects with the UK and student exchange with British universities? How can the termination of EU programs be compensated for?

Format: Information Session
Language: German
Registration: not required
8 June: International partnerships for student exchange: Initiation, tasks, processes and expectations
Organiser: Dez. 2.1 / International Office
Target Group: all those interested
  • researchers
  • representatives for international affairs
  • representatives of the faculty management
 
Description:

During the event, the International Office will explain how (worldwide) cooperation agreements for student exchange can be concluded - from the initiation to the conclusion of the contract and its implementation. Which aspects play  a role in the assessment of new cooperation partners and in the development of new collaborations? Which questions need to be clarified before entering into a contract? What aspects need to be considered with the regard to the contract? How can a contract be concluded, who negotiates, who reviews the agreement and who signs the contract?

Format: Information session
Language: German
Registration: not required
15 June: Virtual Coffee Hour with the Campus OWL Liaison Office - Presentation of internship opportunities in New York
Organiser: Dr. Katja Simons, Campus OWL Büro in New York
Target Group:

Students of Paderborn University

Description:

The Campus OWL liaison office was established two years ago in the German House in the heart of New York City. The joint liaison office in New York promotes opportunities for study, research and entrepreneurship, and facilitates collaboration with North American partner institutions. During the virtual coffee hour the executive director will talk about activities and projects of the liaison office and in particular present internship opportunities in New York.

Campus OWL is a network of five higher education institutions in OstWestfalenLippe (OWL) – Bielefeld University, Paderborn University, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Detmold University of Music.

Format: Information session
Language: German / English
Registration: not required
22 June: Best Practices: International Virtual Academic Collaboration
Organiser: Lecturers who have developed international virtual academic exchange (IVAC) projects (Sarah Vogt, Exercise Science and Neuroscience / Dr. Katharina von Elbwart and Dagmar Keatinge, Department of English and American Studies)
Target Group:

All those interested

  • Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Representatives for international affairs
  • ...
 
Description:

In 2020, the DAAD has launched its new funding programme "International Virtual Academic Collaboration" (IVAC), which promotes the integration of digital collaboration formats in teaching and learning, the design of new mobility patterns (virtual/blended mobility) and acquisition and application of digital and intercultural skills. At Paderborn University, three individual IVAC projects are being funded. Three further projects receive funding as part of the Campus OWL project "We CAN virtuOWL".

On 22 June, two IVAC projects will be presented: Ms Vogt will report on her experiences from the project "#TrainingTwinsInAppliedNeurosciences" for which Paderborn University’s Exercise Science & Neuroscience collaborates with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi.  In addition, Dr von Elbwart and Ms Keatinge present their project "Teaching Language Internationally", which is part of the Campus OWL project and was developed together with the University of Alberta.

Format: Information session
Language: German
Registration: Not required
29 June: Stay in Touch - International alumni management as an important part of internationalisation
Organiser: International Alumni Relations Office
Target Group: All those interested
Description:

Internationalisation and the number of international students has been constantly increasing at UPB over the past years - hence also the number of international alumni. In the winter semester 2010/11 the number of international students was 8.9%, based on the total number of 15.228 enrolled students at UPB. In the winter semester 2020/21 the number rose to 14.2% - from a total of 19.948 students, 2.828 were international students. During the event, participants will get an overview of UPB's International Alumni Relations Office and the activities and services it offers.
It will be discussed how international alumni can be motivated to engage with UPB after the end of their studies, and how they can contribute to increase UPB's international outreach and visibility. It will be shown which framework already exists for central,  international alumni work, and which steps still need to be taken.

Format: Information session
Language: German
Registration: Not required
6 July: Horizon Europe
Organiser: Dep. 2.2
Target Group:

all those interested

Description:

Horizon Europe was finally adopted at the end of April. With a budget of €95.5 billion for 2021-2027, it is one of the largest funding programmes for research and innovation worldwide. What are the main themes of the programme and how does it differ from its predecessor, Horizon 2020? What funding instruments are available and who can participate? The EU speakers from the Research  and Consulting Unit/Dep. 2.2 will give an insight into the programme and its objectives as part of the International Tuesdays series.

Format: Information session
Language: German
Registration: not required
13 July: Get-Together of international researchers
Organiser:  Welcome Services
Target group:  
  • international PhD students
  • international PostDocs
  • international professors
  • international guests
  • international employees
 
Description:

We would like to invite all international emploiyees and researchers at Paderborn to a virtual networking event.

Starting with some icebreaker activities and a short overview of services UPB provides for international employees, the event offers international employees and researchers the opportunity to network, exchange tips and information and ask questions.

Format: Networking event
Language: English
Registration: Pleae register here
20 July: Internationalisation at Paderborn University
Organiser: Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier, Vice President for International Relations
Target Group:

All those interested

  • researchers
  • administrative staff of the central administration, faculties and other departments/institutions
  • representatives for international affairs
  • students / student representatives
 
Description:

The event will give an overview of current internationalisation activities at Paderborn University and e.g. provides current figures of international students, relevant results of the DAAD mobility study and presents ideas for Paderborn University’s participation in the European Universities Initiative.

Format: Information session
Language: German
Registration: not required
Contact

If you have any questions regarding a specific event, please contact the organisers directly; For general questions, feedback or suggestions, please contact Davina Stiller.

 

Programme overview

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