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»Study with an international outlook – at home and abroad!«

The University is dedicated to excellent study conditions and encourages innovative ideas. With the slogan »Study with an international outlook – at home and abroad!«, the University kindly invited its students to submit proposals for positive changes and new campaigns in the IDEAS COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS 2019.

You can hand in ideas on teaching and learning at the University of Goettingen. Which learning and studying formats qualify students for global acting? How can studies be international without staying abroad? On the other hand, how can you introduce more mobility into the studies?

Join in, participate and make a difference!
All students were invited to participate in the competition. This year's deadline was June 17, 2019 (11:59 p.m.).

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The following questions can help you to get some ideas: ...
- How can international students study successfully in Goettingen?
- What do students need to get motivated for a stay abroad?
- How can students prepare for a successful term abroad and how can this preparation be accompanied?
- How can students gain a long-term and sustainable profit out of their time abroad?
- How can the university organize support services, supervision and advice considering internationalization?
- How can modern digital media help to introduce international aspects into teaching and studying?

So if you have great ideas on teaching and learning at the University of Goettingen but so far you do not know how to bring them about, it's quite simple: join in, take part, you can make the difference! All students are kindly invited to participate. You can win cash prizes and other prizes worth a total of 3,000 Euros!
The Ideas Competition is being held under the aegis of the Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Equal Opportunities, Professor Dr. Andrea D. Bührmann.

Terms of participation and deadline for entries
To enter, you were able to send your ideas (alone or as a team) until June 17, 2019 (informally, non-specific form) by e-mail to ideenwettbewerb[at]
(Subject: »Study with an international outlook« Ideas Competition 2019 [your name])

or per post to:
Meike Gottschlich
Subject: Ideas Competition 2019
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Wilhelmsplatz 2, 37073 Göttingen.
Your proposal should include: ...
1) your contact details (Name, address, email address, if available telephone number, matriculation number)
2) a title for your idea
3) a brief description of the current situation
4) an explanation of your suggestion (if an existing situation, explain why change is desirable) and possible ways of implementation
5) the improvements to be achieved.

The length of the description of the proposal should be between one and maximum 15 pages (Din A4).

Suggestions or critique without proposals for solution or suggestions that are already in planning stage cannot be considered in the ideas competition.

Further information and the rules for the Ideas Competition can be found on the right side of this website

The Ideas Management Team will be happy to help you with general questions or with your designs and drafts just call us or send an e-mail to ideenwettbewerb[at]

Data protection notification
When processing the suggestions any personal data you provide (your name, first name, phone number, e-mail address, address, correspondence, matriculation number, degree programme as well as all data that is requested for your suggestions/ideas) will be stored. The University of Göttingen will keep your personal data for one year starting on the day of the respective competition deadline. When winning an award the data will be saved for two years starting on the day of the official award ceremony. Disclosing the data to third parties (e.g. colleagues in other departments) will only be done with your consent (in written form or by e-mail). You can object to the handling of your personal data.