Joint Classroom Project "Arab*-West*ern Cultural Relations"

The starting point of the project is the recently founded workshop "Arab*ic-West*ern cultural relations", a cooperation format of the Seminar for Arabic/Islamic Studies (SAI) and the Center for Intercultural Competence /Department of Intercultural German Studies at the University of Göttingen. The learning objectives of the event are the expansion of intercultural competencies through knowledge transfer and reflection on Arab cultures and Islamic religion in personal and academic contexts. Students of all disciplines from Göttingen and Béja, Tunisia, will exchange ideas in a joint classroom within intercultural teams in synchronous as well as asynchronous formats and work on issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The existing module SK.IKG-IKK.12 will be revised within the framework of this project and the new format will be established as a regular course from the winter semester 2020/21.

The project was funded from February to December 2020 through the initiative Internationalisation of Curricula (IoC), University of Göttingen.
The project was led by Prof. Dr. Jens Scheiner ( and Alexandra Schreiber (