International Teaching Week 2022

Tue, 31 May 2022 | faculty, degree programme, e-commerce, computer science, business information systems, students
The International Teaching Week took place in person again for the first time in two years, with old and new faces.

And already it is history again–two weeks ago the annual International Teaching Week took place at the Faculty. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, this year international teaching could finally take place in face-to-face format again (in 2020 the International Teaching Week was cancelled completely, in 2021 it was held digitally). This year, students of all Bachelor's degree programmes from the sixth semester onwards could choose from four elective modules taught by lecturers from some of our partner universities. The guest lecturers are already veterans. As in previous years, we welcomed Dr Mo Rezai and Prof. Dharam Shadija (Sheffield Hallam University, England), Prof. Dr Dana Simian (Lucian-Blaga-University Sibiu, Romania), Prof. Dr Marcel Kyas (Reykyavic University, Iceland) und Sami Lanu (LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland) as part of the International Teaching Week.

Dr Rezai and Prof. Shadija taught Advanced Web Applications, Prof. Dr Simian Introduction to Machine Learning, Prof. Dr Kyas Introduction to Motion Tracking and Gesture Recognition and Sami Lanu Online Marketing Management. Approximately 60 students took part in the modules, which lasted from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May. The final exams for the modules took place on Friday.

For the first time, 12 students from our partner university Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) were among the participants of the International Teaching Week this year. The students from the Department of Computing took part in the modules together with FIW students as part of a short-term mobility. The English-language course offer opens the doors for further short-term stays of this kind. The students were integrated into the modules and were able to establish contacts and friendships with FIW students. SHU hopes to extend a reciprocal invitation to a newly developing International Week in Sheffield as early as next year.

Once again, FIW was able to present itself as a welcoming host for guests from all over the world during the International Week–and bring the world into our classrooms. Overall, a wonderful, albeit work-intensive week for all involved, which, as always, was over far too quickly. See you again next year!