This inter-faculty committee supports the development and the process of strategic implementation of the Ostfalia's internationalisation strategy and promotes internationalisation measures as well as dialogue and exchange of knowledge in the field of internationalisation with and among the faculties.
The internationalisation committee of Ostfalia consists of the Vice-President for Internationalisation and the internationalisation coordinators of the faculties.
The current members are:
Vice-President for Research, Development and Technology Transfer - Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Bikker
Faculty of Electrical Engineering - Prof. Dr. W.-P. Buchwald
Faculty of Automotive Engineering - Prof. Dr. H Bachem
Faculty of Public Health - Prof. Dr. M. Hasseler
Faculty of Trade and Social Work - Prof. Dr. J. Böse
Faculty of Computer Science - Prof. Dr. R. Gerndt
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Prof. Dr. R. Roskam
Faculty of Law - Prof. Dr. Rogmann
Faculty of Social Work - Prof. Dr. C. Baur
Faculty of Transport-Sports-Tourism-Media - Prof. Dr. Bagusat, represented by Dr. Anumba
Faculty of Business - Prof. Dr. P.-G. Capelle.
The internationalisation committee was established with the aim of supporting university members in initiating internationalisation measures in cooperation with the International Relations Office and the International Students‘ Office. The aim is to strengthen international research activities and to promote the international mobility of teachers, staff and students through these activities. This will increase the profile of Ostfalia in the international research area, to increase the competitiveness of graduates in a globalised labour market and to strengthen the performance of the university.
In May 2005 the first meeting of the internationalisation committee took place and in September 2005 the Faculty of Business presented its first internationalisation concept to the committee. Subsequently, all internationalisation coordinators jointly developed an internationalisation strategy for the entire university, which was approved in 2006. Currently almost every faculty has its own internationalisation concept. These concepts are, just like the university’s internationalisation strategy, regularly updated by the internationalisation coordinators.
In addition to the further development of internationalisation concepts, the internationalisation committee meets twice a year to approve proposed measures for the internationalisation of teaching, studying and research.
The internationalisation committee achieved
and made it possible to organise numerous student field trips. It has contributed to the expansion of the Ostfalia’s range of English-language courses and has enabled students to obtain double degrees. As a result, the Ostfalia’s teaching has been improved, contacts with partner universities have been maintained, research cooperation has been initiated and intensified and students have been made more aware of international contexts.
Dates scheduled for 2020:
Wednesday, 09 December 2020, 14:00 hrs. The internationalisation committee will meet online.