International Week 2023

International Week
May 8 – 12, 2023


We are pleased to invite academic staff and international relations colleagues to our

International Week / ERASMUS Teaching Staff Week 2023 »Globally Connected«

at the DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen / Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. DHBW is the first state-run university in Germany to combine academic studies and practical workplace training, achieving a close integration of theory and practice, both of which are components of the dual study concept.


We will accept applications until March 15.

Please use the application form at the bottom.

Academic Staff

We invite academic staff to give lectures from a variety of fields, such as management, economics, finance, international relations, political science and psychology, to provide a multi-faceted insight into current issues.

International Relations Staff / non-academic staff

We invite colleagues, e.g. from International Relations or International Offices, to discuss student and staff exchanges, including blended mobility projects, and share ideas on new Erasmus+ strategic objectives: Inclusion and Diversity, Green Erasmus, Digitalization and Civic Engagement.

All participants

We will present our university and the concept of dual study, and look forward to exchanging ideas on how to increase students' employability and success.

Our region

Experience the Black Forest region in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, one of the leading economic and innovative regions in Germany and Europe, home to internationally renowned companies, but also a vacation destination with beautiful landscapes and a rich cultural life.


Monday, May 8

Welcome and Introduction Meet & Greet, group photo, Introduction of participating colleagues and their universities

Introduction to the topic & group discussion

Optional: 19:00


Tuesday, May 9

Lectures and Workshops Part 1:
Increasing employability of students, e.g. the dual study concept, experiences abroad, intercultural competencies, Internationalization at Home activities


Lectures and Workshops Part 2:
Fostering student mobility - exchange of best practices, services for international students

Optional: 18:00
Visit historic Villingen and guided tour

Wednesday, May 10

Company Visit and excursion to the Black Forest

Optional: 18:00
Group dinner at a typical restaurant in the Black Forest

Thursday, May 11

Lectures and Workshops Part 3:
The new Erasmus+ program and the strategic goals - challenges & opportunities for universities


Lectures and Workshops Part 4:
Staff Exchange – how to foster staff exchange for teaching and training, exchange of ideas and examples.

The Blended Learning Approach – BLIC project & Exchange of Best Practices.

Optional: 18:00
Walk through the moorland "Schwenninger Moos", the origin of the river Neckar

Friday, May 12 10:00
Meeting with International Office staff and colleagues, individual meetings, networking options

Wrap-up and Award of Certificates



Application Form

Personal & university details

I will receive an ERASMUS grant from my home university:
Please choose one (or more) of the following options:

For academic staff:


For non-academic staff / international relations staff:


I would like to participate in the following optional activities: