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Ideas Competition for Students 2021:
»Studying transforms you – let’s transform how you study«

The pandemic situation has not only influenced all private areas of life, but also studies, teaching and university life. There are new forms of studying and teaching, hybrid models, changed communication and new tools. Quite a bit is already becoming apparent: the good should remain and the tried and tested should be developed - not just digitally or virtually. Which experiences and ideas from the pandemic can and should the university continue to support or expand?

You have great ideas on teaching and learning at the University of Goettingen that match the slogan »Studying transforms you – let’s transform how you study«? The University kindly invited its students to submit proposals for positive changes and new campaigns in the IDEAS COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS 2021. The deadline was November 22, 2021.

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The following topics are conceivable, for example:
- What does scientific teaching and learning look like in the near future?
- What does a productive learning atmosphere look like?
- What can mobility look like in studies in times of a global pandemic? How can studying in Göttingen also be international?
- What content should study programs convey in the future?
- How can modern communication be succeed in studies and teaching? What does that mean?
- Which social media channels or tools can be helpful for participating in learning groups?
- What does barrier-free mean in studies?
- How could service, advice and support offerings be designed in the future? What could these services look like in the future?

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 an ideenwettbewerb[at]

You can win rewarding cash prizes and material prizes totaling EUR 1,250.

The patron of the Ideas Competition is Prof. Metin Tolan, the President of the Göttingen University.

Terms and condition
Briefly explain (no matter whether as an individual or in a team) your proposal / approaches. To enter the competition, just were able to send your ideas until November 22, 2021 (11.59 p.m.) (informally, non-specific form) by e-mail to ideenwettbewerb[at] (Subject: Ideas Competition 2021 an [your name]) oder per mail to:
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
Meike Gottschlich
Student and Academic Services
Subject: Ideas Competition 2021
Wilhelmsplatz 2
37073 Göttingen
Your proposal should include:
1) your contact details (Name, address, email address, if available telephone number, matriculation num-ber)
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 description of the proposal can be 1-4 pages long and should contain the points 1-5 mentioned above (current status, proposal, implementation options and improvements).

Suggestions or criticism without concrete solutions or improvements that are already being planned are not considered contributions in the sense of the ideas competition.

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

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 program 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.