The academic contacts in the field of German and Dutch Language and Linguistics, including Low German (Plattdeutsch) and Lower Saxon Languages, will be maintained in the coming years. The focus will be on academic workshops and seminars as well as joint supervisions of PhD candidates.
Workshops on language acquisition between linguist researchers are already being hosted on an annual basis. The established forms of cooperation will be continued while student mobility in this and related areas is intended to be increased.
The geographical proximity of UOL and UG is a special asset for the cooperation, especially with regard to cultural heritage, historical and theological studies and public engagement. Cooperation projects dedicated to the Ems Dollart Region (EDR) with regard to monasteries, churches and the reformation are already established. Joint supervisions of PhD candidates are being planned, as are various ways of cooperating with museums, archives, and libraries in the region.
The wealth of historical artefacts and collections in museums, libraries, monasteries, and churches in the Northwest is immense. It is an important source for research and education. It also gives flavour to the lives of those who feel connected to the region or who are interested in its whereabouts. UOL and UG can thus contribute, as they have in the past, to the public engagement of their cities and region by highlighting their work and findings via exhibitions, public lectures, and other formats.