Intercultural training for scientists

Event Details


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Karlsruhe (or online)

Intercultural training for scientists

German, swiss and french post-docs and scientists, who work together in the cross-border cooperation, especially in the framework of Eucor – The European Campus, will benefit greatly from this course. However, it is also open to other actors in Franco-German cooperation.

The premise is simple: understanding your culture and your own ‘mental software’ is a prerequisite to understanding other cultures. By first clarifying the (unconscious) behavioral patterns of the Germans and Swiss Germans and then comparing them with those of the French, we will increase cultural awareness, leading to more effective intercultural communications in your international project team.

Topics include:

  • Examining the term ‘culture’
  • Overcoming ethnocentrism
  • Discovering French, Swiss and German cultural values
  • Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel: contrasting communication styles
  • Negotiating and resolving German- French-Swiss conflicts
  • Becoming aware of the different developing stages of intercultural competence

Language: English
Lunch is included

Venue: KIT, Buildung 10.11, Seminarraum
How to find us:

Registration free of charge:
Daniela Andexinger

Registration open until April, 16th 2021

Funded as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments.

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