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Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät I - Bildungs- und Sozialwissenschaften
Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118
26129 Oldenburg

International Topics / Internationalization

With a special focus on internationality, research collaborations and opportunities for studying abroad with partner universities are increasingly being established and expanded at the Faculty I. Internationally oriented research corresponds to internationally oriented teaching.

I. International focus on teaching

I. International focus on teaching

Oldenburg students have numerous options for studying abroad at the many partner universities ("outgoing students"). The Faculty I ERASMUS- partnerships of the departments enable students to study within Europe. But also outside Europe there are many possibilities for studies abroad. The International Office provides detailed information and advice.

"Visiting scholars" contribute to an international range of courses in the departments of Faculty I. For international students who want to study at the departments of Faculty I ("incoming students") the faculty is currently working on a concept for English language courses in collaboration with other faculties. We hope to be able to realize this soon and will keep you informed here.  

The International Office offers support in personal, social, technical and linguistic matters for international students. It also provides detailed information on scholarships for international students.  

You can find English language courses offered by the Department of Social Sciences under the following link:

II. International focus on research

II. International focus on research

Research at the departments of Faculty I is internationally oriented. This is reflected in diverse research collaborations, international conferences and projects, regular guest lectures by visiting scientists and a lively exchange of scientists with the partner universities of the respective departments. The International Relations Office (IRO) offers a variety of information, advice and support for visiting scholars from abroad.

Overview of international collaborations and projects of the departments of Faculty I

Department of Social Science:

ERASMUS-partnerships (see appendix)

Collaborations based on MoU (see appendix)

Funded projects (see appendix)

Department of Educational Science:

ERASMUS-partnerships (see appendix)

Collaborations based on MoU (see appendix)

Funded projects (see appendix)        

Department of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation:

 ERASMUS-partnerships (see appendix)

 Collaborations based on MoU  (see appendix)

 Funded projects (see appendix)

III. Internationalization representatives

III. Internationalization representatives

In case you are interested in further information on international cooperation in your subject or want to inquire about studies abroad, you will find links to the contact persons for international matters listed below:

Vice Dean for International Matters:                                        Prof. Dr. Gisela C. Schulze

Department of Social Sciences:                                                 Prof. Dr. Martin Heidenreich

                                                                                                         Mrs. Patricia Bruns

 Department of Educational Sciences:                                      Prof. Dr. Barbara Moschner

                                                                                                        Dr. Jasmin Overberg

 Department of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation : Prof. Dr. Gisela C. Schulze

Flyer Exchange studies in Germany


New research contacts with Japan

From May 17st to 25nd 2019 Prof. Heinrich Ricking (Institute for Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation) and Prof. Gisela C. Schulze (Vice Dean for International Faculty I) were on a teaching and research visit to universities and educational institutions in Japan.

The central aim of the trip was to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Osaka City University.

Furthermore, it was about the exchange for the establishment of a common international research focus in the context of the interdisciplinary "School Absenteeism Research", a focus of the Institute for Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation integrated in the central research focus "Participation and Education" of the Faculty I. During the cooperation talks, the participants discussed, among other things, the integration of PhD students into lecturer mobility and the possible cooperation with the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (3GO) of the CvO University Oldenburg.

On May 23st 2019, the MoU between the CvO University Oldenburg and the Osaka City University was signed during a ceremony in Osaka.

(from left: Prof. Tsujino; Prof. Kobayashi; Prof. Schulze; Prof. Ricking; Prof. Soeda)

In addition, a joint publication on the subject of school absenteeism in Japan and Germany will be presented by scientists from both universities in the context of a public presentation and discussion at Osaka City University.



On May 21st 2019, a public lecture on "School Absenteeism" took place at the University of Teacher Education Fukuoka, an event that was significantly supported by the presidium there.

Since 2017, CvO University has had a MoU with this institution, in the framework of which active lecturer mobility has already been integrated.

Ricking and Schulze presented the article "School Absenteeism and Dropout" in Fukuoka. Numerous colleagues and students of the University of Teacher Education Fukuoka as well as colleagues from practice institutions took part.


In addition to the central events, working meetings were held with colleagues interested in international cooperation on the interdisciplinary research focus "School absenteeism" from the perspective of pedagogy, special needs education and rehabilitation as well as school development/school management. Visits to educational institutions were also integrated into the programme stay in Japan.

We would like to thank all our colleagues with whom we had the opportunity to talk and who gave us such great support during our stay.


Prof. Gisela C. Schulze
Vice Dean
Faculty I - School of Educational & Social Sciences
Department of Special Needs Education & Rehabilitation
C.v.O. University of Oldenburg
D - 26111 Oldenburg (Germany)
Tel.: + 49 (0) 441 798-2175
Fax: +49 (0) 441 798-2012
Director Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (3GO)

(Changed: 2021-01-25)