Contact

International students (degree seeking)

Katja Kaboth-Larsen

+49 (0)441 798-4783

Exchange students

Boris Pohl

+49 (0)441 798-4846

Christine Trappe

+49-441-798-4124

Availability by phone
Tuesday 10–12.30 am and 14.30–16.30 pm

Thursday 10–12.30 am

Online office hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10–11
in our virtual meeting room (BigBlueButton)

Our team of tutors offers help and support with all general questions and about life in Oldenburg. The tutor team can be reached at

our facebook group International Students in Oldenburg

For enrolled students we offer a community forum in Stud.IP (IO.003 International Students)

Corona crisis: information for international students

Programme for the International Orientation Week

Germany and the Netherlands. Working methods, Communication and scientific systems in comparison

Although the distances are short and the border hardly noticeable, the working culture and scientific systems of the neighboring countries Germany and the Netherlands are very different. This workshop gives PhD students* and Post Docs of the University of Oldenburg the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the realities of both countries. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Communication and decision-making processes: What is important to consider during a first contact? When is a commitment binding?
  • Feedback and error culture: How is criticism expressed?
  • Cultural identity: What values have developed historically, how did they come about, what continues to have an effect today?
  • Self-perception and perception by others: What has shaped me culturally? How does my behavior affect others?
  • Science systems in both countries: Performance orientation, state funding, doctoral studies, assessment, error culture.

The aim is to become aware of differences and to better understand the different ways of working - with the goal of achieving well-functioning cooperation in practice and being able to move confidently in both contexts.

Great emphasis is placed on an interactive way of working: The seminar is structured in such a way that participants can bring in their own experiences and needs and work on these.

Target group: Doctoral candidates and Postdocs

Course website

 

29.10.2021 09:00 – 15:00

(Changed: 2021-10-21)