We are an international and multicultural faculty where all courses are offered exclusively in English for students with global ambitions. Practical exercises are integrated into the lectures and implemented during the practical semester, which is compulsory for all Bachelor students. Our philosophy enshrines a harmonious and colourful cooperation, which we have laid down in our guidelines for teaching and learning at the European Campus Rottal-Inn.
With the best technical equipment, the labs and workshops offer the basis for modern and practical hands-on education. Modern technology based on industrial standards make it possible for you to deepen the knowledge you've acquired in lectures during all phases of your course. In addition, labs provide the basis for numerous R&D projects and therefore students have a wide range of bachelor's and master's projects to work on.
The Intercultural Competence Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn about intercultural competence from different perspectives and to reflect on their intercultural skills in practice. In today’s increasingly diverse world, set yourself (and your resume) apart by showing the initiative of working toward becoming more interculturally competent. Furthermore, you can acquire the certificate at no additional tuition cost. Please keep in mind the certificate is designed to be completed over several semesters, so please talk to us no later than your 4th semester.
You will not receive a grade or credit towards any degree by completing this certificate. However, completeness and acquired competencies will be checked before the certificate is awarded.
Video with further information on the Intercultural Competence Certificate.
DIT students can acquire this certificate in four steps:
To apply for the certificate, you must first complete the Intercultural Training PLV course at ECRI, or any other type of intercultural training that focuses on intercultural competence. The PLV is offered several times per semester from WS 19/20 onwards. If you have completed another form of intercultural training, please contact us, so that we can verify the content.
When you have completed the course, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com. You will then receive the information you need to register in iLearn for the Intercultural Competence Certificate. Once you have registered for the iLearn course, you will have to upload the proof of completion of the PLV or other training into the course, and then you are on your way!
Once you have registered for the certificate, you can choose either one of the intercultural projects listed on iLearn or an individual intercultural project. However, individual projects must be approved before they are started. The projects should cover a whole semester. These requests can be sent to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you are not sure what you can do, talk to us and we can help.
These projects are designed to enable the student to interact with other students of different nationalities or to interact with local communities on an intercultural level.
You will either write a report on your compulsory internship in your degree programme or your semester abroad or, if neither is intercultural in their content, instead you can choose to take an AWP that covers an advanced intercultural topic. Please check with us first to see if your internship or study abroad qualifies, before deciding on an AWP. Please take a look at the options to see which one is right for you.
Option 1. If you are doing an internship that is considered international because it takes place either in another culture or in an international environment, you can write a report about your intercultural experience after the internship. The report is based on a series of questions that will help you to reflect on your intercultural experience.
Option 2. If you have decided to spend a semester abroad at a foreign school, you can write a report about your intercultural experience after your studies abroad. The report is based on a series of questions to help you reflect on your intercultural experience.
Option 3. If your internship or study abroad does not qualify, you may sign up for an AWP that covers an advanced intercultural topic. If you are not sure which AWP to take, just ask for help. Please note, for this option to be accepted, you will have to attend all lectures or sessions of the AWP.
You will complete an e-learning exercise. The exercise is designed to guide you through different intercultural situations.
After completing all four steps according to the instructions in the iLearn course you will receive a certificate from the European Campus.
The Certificate of Intercultural Competence was developed by Prof. Cummings-Koether at the European Campus. She is Professor of Intercultural Management and has been working in the intercultural field for more than 15 years, both professionally and academically. She has been working with all levels of management in various countries since 2007, and has designed this certificate to help develop interculturally competent leaders of tomorrow.
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The studies are an important milestone in life. During your studies, you want to build up the necessary professional and social skills and gain important experience for the future, in order to realise your own potentials later in life. On this path, you take on a lot of responsibility. You’re facing new challenges every day, which often require a lot of strength and energy.
In life, however, not everything always goes according to plan. That can also happen in your studies. Many unexpected problems can be solved quickly if you get competent help in time. It often helps at first if you can talk about your worries and problems with someone.
The "Student Counselling Service" (StuCoS) at the European Campus Rottal-Inn is aimed at students who feel the need to talk confidentially about themselves and their personal situation. The students are supported in looking at their own situation "from the outside in", looking for and finding solutions together, in order to ultimately get out of a difficult situation.
StuCoS sees itself as the first point of contact for very personal concerns of those seeking advice. Since the counsellor cannot be an expert in all areas, they work confidentially and closely networked with other counselling centres in the region. In this way, you will receive comprehensive professional guidance and support in your personal concerns.
The counselling centre “StuCoS“ can help you in the following areas and situations:
Psychosocial referral counselling:
The following questions often come up in connection with your studies:
Often these questions cannot be answered on their own. You will receive competent support in the following areas:
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Claudia Nikitsin - research assistant and deputy faculty women's representative at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen
You can send me an email with a short description of your personal concerns and to arrange a personal counselling appointment: email@example.com
You will find all important information and dates of the Career Service, International Office and Language & Electives Centre at the European Campus Rottal-Inn in our semester guide for the summer semester 2021.
Our courses are accredited or in the process of being accredited by ASIIN or FIBAA. For further information please go to the respective course page.
Sustainability is an integral part of the university operations at the European Campus Rottal-Inn. With a variety of projects and activities we make sustainability a tangible experience. As a university, we train multipliers and thus bear a responsibility in shaping a sustainable future.
Promotion of skills and awareness raising in the sense of education for sustainable development through innovative teaching, actions, fieldwork, excursions and the development of projects related to sustainability.
We use the synergies between our projects and network partners to creatively deal with innovative issues related to economy, ecology & sustainability. The EcoLab is open to all professors, staff & students for project work, teaching and final theses.
On the world ocean day • 8th June • the student association RESP e.V., ECRI's EcoLab and the Tourism Naturally Online Symposium would like to invite you to an online discussion on overfishing and plastic in the ocean with blue park ambassador Tharaka Sriram.
In the coming weeks, information about our oceans and how we can contribute to the conservation of this habitat will be published here padlet.com/resp
From WS21/22, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in cooperation with the OTH Amberg-Weiden and the TH Nuremberg will offer a digital self-learning course (in German) entitled "Fundamentals of Sustainability". The course provides insights into the societal, economic, material and technical foundations of a transformation to sustainability and shows the causes for this from a scientific perspective.
General foundations of sustainability: Students learn about the interrelationships of social, ecological and economic factors and actors and apply basic sustainability models and analysis methods.
Economic framework of sustainability: Students learn methods of environmental and resource economics and assess the use of sustainability policy instruments.
Materiality and sustainability: Students understand the material cycles of the earth and learn about the production of materials from renewable raw materials and the recycling and disposal of products.
Energy and sustainability: Students understand the basics of climate change. They learn about current technologies and developments and assess measures in the field of regenerative energy systems in the context of grid expansion, energy distribution and storage technologies.
The course can be booked via the Virtual University of Bavaria and can be integrated by vhb sponsoring universities into their degree programmes. The project leader at TH Deggendorf is Prof. Dr. Robert Feicht (firstname.lastname@example.org).
International days bring together activities, projects and ideas around a single theme and make it accessible to a broad public in a variety of ways. At the European Campus Rottal-Inn, university members use thematically appropriate days as hooks to present study programmes, research projects or current topics in various formats on campus. Whether it's an interview, a competition announcement or a short contribution via the social media channels - there are no limits to creativity to generate attention for this day and provide information.
Sustainability is an integral value and component of the European Campus Rottal-Inn and accordingly also means for us to harmonise "economic performance, ecological responsibility and social justice". It is precisely these basic pillars of sustainability that we are currently trying to unite in an exciting and ambitious pilot project on the topic of "Forest, Health and Tourism". The driving research question here is: "How can we use local, native forest and natural areas sustainably, for health tourism, and create added value for all stakeholders in the process?"
In the course of the INTERREG project AB291 "Forest Health Tourism Network", in which the European Campus is even the lead partner, we have joined forces with a broad, interdisciplinary consortium and are investigating this and other important questions - especially in Corona times.
You can find more information about our exciting project in our project overview.
At the start of the winter semester, the Host Family Programme of the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) enters the next round. The programme brings locals and students together to promote cultural exchange. Students and host families arrange to meet as often as they like within the framework of the programme for joint excursions, coffee and cake, games evenings or similar. Interested students can register now.
The Host Family Programme enables international students to make contacts outside the campus and to get to know the Bavarian culture and way of life better. Andrea Ebertseder from the Centre for International Affairs at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) establishes contact between students and host families. Previous experiences, such as that of Hashem Alshawabkeh, show that the programme is a complete success for both sides. He is an international student at ECRI and took part in the Host Family Programme last semester. The programme exceeded all his expectations and made the last few months as exciting and enjoyable as possible, he says. Through his host family, he not only learned about important cultural differences between Bavaria and his home country, but also visited some of the highlights of the region, such as the Whitsun race at the harness racing track or the jazz festival in Burghausen.
But not only the international students benefit from the exchange. The programme also offers many advantages to the host families. All the students speak English, but many can also speak German very well. This offers the perfect opportunity to speak English casually and thus deepen their vocabulary. In addition, they get to know the respective country of the students, its inhabitants and their culture. Last but not least, friendships are made and togetherness is enriched.
Further information and the application form for the Host Family Programme can be found at www.th-deg.de/hostfamily. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Ebertseder (email@example.com) from the Centre for International Affairs at DIT/ECRI by email.
The Host Family Programme is a non-profit organisation at DIT that is dedicated to the integration of foreign students. At ECRI in Pfarrkirchen, the programme started for the first time in the winter semester 2019/20 with six host families and ten students.
After three semesters of distance learning, the start of the winter semester 2021/22 on Monday, 4 October was a welcome occasion for the students of the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) to come back to campus. A comprehensive programme was offered on site for the students present, while everyone else was able to attend the opening of the semester via live stream.
About 40 students came to be welcomed by Campus Director Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt and Dean Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer. The rest were connected online. Afterwards, the service facilities of the university were presented, the organisation of the courses was explained and the students were given techniques for self-management during their studies. Finally, the student association RESP e.V. took the attendees on a tour of the campus and showed them the labs, refectory, library and all the stations at ECRI that are relevant for the students.
In the afternoon, the students had the opportunity to exchange ideas with the heads of the degree programmes and to clarify important questions about the respective degree programmes at the World Café. At the end of the day, the students were invited to a small Welcome Back Party in front of the campus building. With music and free drinks, they had the opportunity to get to know their fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere and to exchange ideas before the start of lectures.
The International Office of the university had already made all the arrangements in advance to make the arrival in Germany and the start of the semester as pleasant as possible for the international students. For example, they receive intensive support in finding accommodation or with administrative tasks such as dealing with the authorities. For international students who first have to go into quarantine after arriving in Pfarrkirchen, there is a shopping service offered by the International Office. To support students, there are also international tutors who answer questions, help students and also organise events. Just in time for the start of the semester, they organised a get-together on Tuesday, 5 October to get to know each other. For students who have not yet made it to ECRI, this was also offered virtually.
In total, over 330 new students started their studies at ECRI at the start of the winter semester 2021/22. This brings the campus to over 1,050 students.
On Friday, 8 October, the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) will host the Science Bench for the second time. Professor Dr. Michelle Cummings-Koether will take a seat on the Science Bench between 9 and 11 a.m. and exchange views with the public on the topic of "Intercultural Competence as the Key to Success?".
Science does not always have to take place in the lecture hall. That's why ECRI brings science outside with the Science Bench, more precisely to the town square in Pfarrkirchen. The topic of intercultural competence in particular is an area that is becoming increasingly important in a society characterised by diversity, globalisation and digitalisation. It is an area that affects everyone and can also harbour faux pas alongside opportunities.
Prof. Dr. Cummings-Koether is an interculturalist and deals extensively with intercultural management and communication in an international environment. This includes areas such as project management and leadership skills, as well as soft skills. These are not only important at work or in international negotiations, but can also make a difference at the regulars' table at home. Interested citizens can ask Prof. Dr. Cummings-Koether directly how exactly. During a little chat on the science bench.