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As a modern European university, the FernUniversität in Hagen considers internationalization to be an indication of quality in teaching and learning, research, and support for early career scholars. Internationalization is firmly anchored as a key objective for the university through the Vice-Presidency for Continuing Education, Knowledge Transfer and International Affairs. The Internationalization Strategy 2020 is the frame of reference for the university’s current strategic and operative goals in this area.

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In order to meet its diverse student body’s need for flexible learning opportunities, the FernUniversität focuses on digitally-supported international teaching and short-term study abroad programs. The FernUniversität is an active member of various international consortia, including the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE), and it has participated in numerous cooperations with international higher education institutions throughout its history.

The International Office team is available to assist students, staff, and international guests of the FernUniversität with:

  • Strategic development within the university
  • Planning and implementation of international, digital teaching formats
  • Questions relating to international projects, their funding, and implementation
  • Questions about study abroad
  • Preparing for a teaching or research stay abroad
  • Preparing for international staff mobility and job shadowing programs
  • Welcoming and supporting international guests - scholars, students, and staff from international institutions

Students and staff at the FernUniversität can find further information about opportunities to gain international experience on our German-language website.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about internationalization at the FernUniversität in Hagen, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Information for FernUni students and staff (German)

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International Profile

Learn more about the FernUniversität’s internationalization strategy and activities.

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International Guests

Welcome to the FernUniversität in Hagen! Find the most important information for your stay.

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International Digital Teaching

Innovative and international teaching projects at the FernUniversität.

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Internationalization in Action

Get a glimpse of the diverse international cooperations, activities, and events at the FernUniversität

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Useful terms for studying, teaching, and research at the FernUniversität in German and English.

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Your point of contact for questions or assistance with international affairs at the FernUniversität.

International | 04.06.2020