Developing a Common Core Curriculum with Printed and Multi-Media Teaching and Learning Materials for an Innovative European-Chinese MA Double Degree in Intercultural Studies


Project funding:
Project funding through the EU within the framework of the Asia-Link program, with a project volume of 809,000 Euro over 3 years.
Additional funding as a pilot project through the Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMBF), with a project volume of ca. 95,000 Euro.
Funding over 3 years from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for ca. 100,000 Euro.
Funding from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for ca. 120,000 Euro.

Project duration: January 2006 - December 2009.

The three-year project has enabled the development of a core curriculum together with the corresponding teaching and study material for a hitherto unique, innovative multidisciplinary European-Chinese MA with Double Degree in Intercultural German Studies and English Studies. Target groups are graduates (BA degree) in German Studies and English Studies from the Peoples' Republic of China, the UK and Germany. Apart from the possibility of further academic qualification, the educational profile of a graduate from the program will be that of a broadly educated, interculturally and linguistically competent cultural mediator, able to work in cultural, scientific, educational or political institutions and organisations or business enterprises in the European-Asian labour market. Cultural studies and intercultural teaching material on linguistics and literature studies as well as methodology/didactics have been developed for the modules in the program.

The project coordinator is the University of Goettingen.
Partner higher education institutions are: the University of Nanjing, Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Anhui (Peoples' Republic of China), the University of Edinburgh and the University of Goettingen.

Project management:
Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne

Persons involved in the project:
Dr. Irmy Schweiger
Dr. Cordula Hunold
Corinna Albrecht M.A.
Prof. Dr. Kong Deming, Nanjing
Prof. Dr. Wang Jianbin,
Dr. Ella Chmielewska, Doz. Bao

Funding institutions:
Europäische Union (Asia-Link) und Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBF)

Project volume:
809.000 Euro

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