With the forschen@studium (German for 'reserach@study') teaching strategy, the University of Oldenburg strives to strengthen ties between teaching and learning for students and lecturers. In addition to providing evaluation, assessment, teaching resources and organising special courses, the programme's core mission is to support students in doing active research.
Research and teaching are cornerstones of every university. At the University of Oldenburg we strive to intertwine these two very closely. The teaching approach forschen@studium pursues this goal by giving students a chance to become active and independent researchers.
Academic education involves questioning the course contents and thinking beyond it as well as being active in shaping the research process from the very beginning. Research-based teaching and learning seeks to promote and further develop this particular form of teaching and learning whose tradition is rooted at the European University.
The teaching approach forschen@studium is implemented and developed by a number of professors, lecturers, and other teaching staff, who enable their students to perform research themselves. The initiative is supported through the FLiF+ project – Research-Based Learning in Focus Plus (German: Forschungbasiertes Lernen im Fokus Plus) financed by the Quality Pact for Teaching, as well as through the university’s own FoL+ project – Research-Oriented Teaching Plus (German: Forschungsorientierte Lehre plus).
For more information about the teaching approach forschen@studium, take a look at the whitepaper Research-Based Teaching and Learning at the University of Oldenburg (Grundlagenpapier, in German) and the the university’s strategic plan (German: Hochschulentwicklungsplan).