People from over 120 different nations study and work at the University of Siegen. The associated diversity of cultures is an enormous enrichment and at the same time poses new challenges for living together.
With our range of intercultural workshops and sessions, we want to provide opportunities for exchange and enhance mutual understanding.
Critical Incidents from the point of view of Studentenwerke and higher education institutions. 30 case studies from Germany with 93 intercultural comments by students and staff. For every-day use and training.
Cultural awareness and expression is one of the eight key competences that form the reference tool which EU Member States to be integrate into strategies and infrastructure in the context of lifelong learning. Training in the key competences – in the shape of knowledge, skills and attitudes – is seen as fundamental for each individual in 21st century society. The interdependency and transversal nature of all eight key competences should be underlined. Cultural awareness has a strong impact on our ability to learn social, civic and intercultural competences, as well as on our sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. Report and annex.