Studierendenwerk is involved in various ways with many different projects and partnerships which encourage and promote international exchange. Whether in cooperation with the its partner facility CROUS Amien-Picardie, the ongoing participation in the China Trainee Program together with the Robert Bosch Foundation or in the project Studium +M supported by the Mercator Foundation, which mentors students from migrant backgrounds, Studierendenwerk Thüringen is active in many areas.
As a part of this, two groups of students from Thuringia and Picardy participate in an exchange once a year and work together for a week in each country to present findings on the group's neighboring country on the topics of music, dance, photography, sport and many others.
Our international interns gain a lot of experience and knowledge through participation in long-term visits (up to three months) in the partner facility and taking part in intercultural projects there.
Staff are also able to broaden their horizons by observing their colleagues in departments in order to get to know new work environments.
All programs not only aid professional and language qualification but also the intercultural sensitization of staff and students in Thuringia and Picardy.
Because we the internationalization of student bodies is not only something that we want to educate about- we also want to experience it!
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The “Weimar Triangle“ originated from a meeting of the foreign ministers of Poland, France, and Germany in Weimar, Thuringia, in August 1991. Stemming from this encounter the Studierendenwerk Thüringen (STW) has, in cooperation with its partners, organized meetings of Polish, French, and German students every five years, which have covered a broad range of topics. These meetings enable cooperation between students, and strengthen the cultural and civic collaboration of the three involved countries. These collaborative meetings each have an individual agenda, and are supplemented by supporting projects in the hometowns of participating universities to best present the academic and living conditions of each neighboring country.
The STW has maintained a productive partnership with the CROUS Amiens-Picardie since 2009. During this time we have coordinated a total of 45 meetings with over 300 participants, including students, staff, and interns. The STW has also enjoyed a longstanding partnership with the AGH particularly in the areas of cultural exchange and sporting events.
2011 – 20-year anniversary of the Weimar Triangle: International Dance Festival
In 2011 and in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Weimar Triangle we organized an international dance festival and an international higher education policy forum. At the invitation of the STW a total of 40 German, French, and Polish students gathered to prepare improvisations in collaborative dance workshops. These were then presented to the public at the following locations:
14–18.6.2011, Weimar: Performances at the Neues Museum and at Schloss Belvedere
10–14.10.2011, Amiens: Performance at La Chaudron, a student stage
14–20.5.2012, Krakow: Performance at the international student festival, Juwenalia 2012
With the generous support of:
2016 – 25-year anniversary of the Weimar Triangle: International Choral Exchange
In close cooperation with our longstanding partners the STW organized an international exchange of university choirs from Krakow, Amiens, and Jena in the autumn of 2016. The exchange consisted of a three-tiered meeting of university choirs in the cities of Weimar, Amiens, and Krakow. The meeting of the three choirs from Thuringia, Lesser Poland, and Picardy was dedicated to the celebration of music. The highlight of the exchange was a collaborative concert, which incorporated excerpts from the repertoires of each choir as well as a jointly rehearsed musical work. This was presented at the following locations:
24–28.10.2016 Weimar: Performance in the Stadtkirche St. Peter & Paul
23–27.10.2016 Amiens: Performance in the Maison de la Culture
> German language documentation of the international choral exchange can be found here:
> German press coverage:
Trinationales Chortreffen in Frankreich - 16.11.15
Trinationales Treffen zum Weimarer Dreieck - 17.10.2016
With the generous support of:
The project titled kompTEAM describes the idea of team competence education within Studierendenwerk Thüringen in order to specialize guidance and mentoring for students from migrant backgrounds. Higher education institutions in Thuringia are becoming increasingly intercultural. We acknowledge the particular need for adequate guidance and contact for students from migrant backgrounds at the institute locations University of Music Franz Liszt (15.7% of student body) and Bauhaus University Weimar (1.9% of student body).
Equally great is the pressure for Studierendenwerk to adapt to this, along with a call for action at the Weimar institute location.
Together with the target of increasing success in studies for the target group of students from migrant backgrounds, this concept also aims to foster a welcoming culture. This requires cultural sensitivity from our staff, who need to deal with matters in an inclusive manner.
In order to achieve this goal, extensive measures are planned within Studierendenwerk and will take place in five phases from March 2015 to February 2018.
Useful links related to project
Project Studium +M www.studiumplusm.de/
Sponsor Mercator Foundation www.stiftung-mercator.de/