Is this your first semester at the University of Passau?
And do you want to know more about what to expect of your life as a student in Germany?
Then join our event
"Being International - Science Communication in Germany"!
As part of the Orientation Weeks at the beginning of the winter semester 2022/23, the course "Science Communication Germany" is accompanied by a synchronous unit to enable an active exchangeamong new international students.
This synchronous unit will be offered as an in-person as well as an online event.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 3 to 6 p.m. in (WIWI), room 6.
(WIWI building = Innstraße 27, 94032 Passau)
Friday, October 14, 2022 from 2 to 5 p.m. via Zoom.
Registrating by using the form below is required!
The course "Science Communication in Germany" helps international students to settle into the academic, linguistic and cultural environment in Passau. The aim is to raise awareness of the cultural character of communication and to learn techniques, practices and customs that are common at German universities.
What is considered appropriate in communication varies from cultural area to cultural area. This becomes evident in differences such as handshakes or bows, acceptable speaking volume and distance to the interlocutor, or the choice of words in a newspaper report. The same applies to communication in science and in the academic field.
Science Communication in Germany: The Online Self-Learning Course
The course "Science Communication in Germany" was designed with the help of international students, who shared their personal experience starting at the University of Passau.
The goal was to learn about the "oh, I wish I had known that beforehand" - moments, so that we can provide you with exactly that information right from the start.
However, we also know that student life can be busy.
Simultaneously juggling seminars and lectures as well as extra curriculars, work and free-time can be challenging; especially if you are new to the country.
Therefore, aiming for easier accessibility as well as independency of time and place, we decided for an asynchronous self-learning online course format, that can provide exactly that.
The course is accessible via ILIAS, the online learning platform of the University of Passau and will go public at the beginning of the upcoming winter semester 2022/23.
Goals of the course:
- Create awareness for the cultural diversity of communication
- Rhetoric and behavioral training
- Training in academic writing
Participation in the event is creditable for the iStudi Pass (Module C or E).
Module 1: Cultural Orientation
Module 2: Orientation at the University of Passau
Module 3: Every day student life
Module 4: Dealing with literature
Module 5: Writing a term paper
The Essay Doctor is an initiative as part of the DAAD program and provides tutoring support for the course "Science Communication in Germany".
A team of student assistants, who are themselves studying for a master's degree, offers support and assistance on all aspects of "writing academic papers".
Just like the course advertised above, the Essay Doctor is also aimed at international students of all courses and faculties.
In addition to useful information documents on topics such as literature research, citation and the basics for term papers, we offer individual consultation appointments to discuss individual concerns.
Students can join the Essay Doctor Stud.IP group at any time. There you will find all important information about the current semester and the materials of the past workshops. Students are also welcome to email us with questions (iStudiCoach@uni-passau.de).
Consultation hours are currently held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointment slots can be booked within the Essay Doctor Stud.IP - page under the "Appointment" tab.