Certificate for International Competencies
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Certificate for International Competencies

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The Certificate for International Competencies at TH Wildau

The Certificate for International Competencies at TH Wildau

Internationalisation is one of the most important development goals and cross-sectional tasks at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau.

In order to provide university members with comprehensive further training for an international university/working life, the Centre for International Affairs along with Personnel Development have jointly developed a certificate programme for international competencies. It is offered from the winter semester 2020/2021.

The certificate programme is primarily aimed at employees of TH Wildau but is in principle open to all interested members of the university.

The certificate programme has a modular structure and can be acquired in two versions: Basic Certificate and Premium Certificate.

Structure

Basic Certificate (international at home)Open areaClose area

For the duration of at least one semester or 60 teaching units:

  • Attend a foreign language course (English, only from level B2)
  • Either/or: Participation in a tandem programme/ Participation in an intercultural buddy programme/ Performing an intercultural voluntary service in Berlin or Brandenburg
  • Participation in an intercultural workshop in personnel development lasting one full or two half working days

 

Premium Certificate (international at home and abroad)Open areaClose area

For the duration of at least one semester or 60 teaching units:  

  • Attend a foreign language course (English, only from level B2)
  • Either/or: Participation in a tandem programme/ Participation in an intercultural buddy programme/ Performing an intercultural voluntary service in Berlin or Brandenburg
  • Participation in an intercultural workshop in personnel development lasting one full or two half working days
  • Stay abroad (at least three working days as part of a teaching or staff exchange, for example via the Erasmus+ support programme)

Procedure and Benefits

ProcedureOpen areaClose area

  • You register for the certificate programme at the Personnel Development Department (Dr. Sabine Vollmert-Spiesky) or the Centre for International Affairs (Dr. Jeffrey Wolf) and receive the corresponding stamp card.
  • You will receive the corresponding stamp card to confirm your successful participation in the individual components of the certificate programme:
  • Foreign language course > at the Language Centre (Dr. Gregory Bond), at the Personnel Development Department (Dr. Sabine Vollmert-Spiesky)
  • Stay abroad > at the International Office (Dr. Angelika Schubert)
  • Intercultural workshop > in Personnel Development (Dr. Sabine Vollmert-Spiesky)
  • Tandem Programme/Buddy Programme/Volunteering > at the Centre for International Affairs (Dr. Johannes Görbert) or in Personnel Development (Dr. Sabine Vollmert-Spiesky). For these components, an initial and a final consultation with one of the two contact persons is mandatory.
  • After successfully completing the activities, you submit the stamp card to the Personnel Development Department and receive your certificate.
  • In addition to the obligatory components, further international/intercultural activities can be optionally included on the certificate.
  • If you wish, you can have a copy of your certificate attached to your personal file.

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Acquiring the certificate expands your key competencies in the face of the challenges of an increasingly global working world - professionally, linguistically, and personally.

It confirms your extraordinary intercultural commitment, which can be useful in your professional career, for example in job applications.

Persons Responsible for Certificates

  • Dr. Jeffrey Wolf, Interim Head of the Centre for International Affairs and Head of Strategic International Partnerships and Programmes
  • Dr. Sabine Vollmert-Spiesky, Head of Personnel Development