Internationality is one of our trademarks at Reutlingen University. We are continuously working on advancing internationalisation and adapting to current needs.
The following topics are currently in focus:
Bilingual and intercultural campus
Strengthen international cooperation
Increase visibility of internationality at the university
Increase international visibility of the university
At Reutlingen University, a wide range of international and intercultural offers such as stays abroad, language courses and international collaborative projects are anchored in the curriculum. Intercultural competence and language skills are promoted through a range of measures, both on campus and through mobility abroad.
In addition to subject-specific and didactic competences, our instructors also bring language skills, international experience or an international background. They teach with the necessary intercultural sensitivity and openness, support international learning groups and include suitable case studies into courses.
Internationality also plays a major role in research at Reutlingen University. Be it cooperating with international partners, conducting research semesters abroad, participating in international conferences or (foreign language) publications for an international audience.
All students at Reutlingen University should have the opportunity to spend at least one semester in a non-German speaking country. For students who are not mobile, the university offers a wide range of opportunities to gain international experience on campus, e.g. through Internationalisation@home.
Prof. Baldur Veit, LL.D.
Head of Reutlingen International Office
Our students are in constant contact with research-oriented, industry-related and interdisciplinary projects. Our relationship with international partners as well as our interest in forming teams with different backgrounds and cultures is of particular importance in order to better understand and target global challenges.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Almeida-Streitwieser
International Representative School of Life Sciences
What makes the university so international is primarily the cosmopolitan campus with its many languages and cultures, which can be experienced and experienced on a daily basis. For us as ESB, the link to the "global employability" of our graduates is of particular importance. We want to ensure that our students and graduates acquire international skills and gain international experience.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Taschner
International Representative ESB Business School
Our international partnerships with universities around the world enable us to collaborate successfully in research and teaching. Student exchange is of particular importance to us. In the Faculty of Computer Science, we have deliberately created "mobility windows" that make it easier for students to spend a semester abroad.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Natividad Martínez Madrid and Prof. Dr. David Feierabend
International Representatives School of Informatics
Engineering is characterised by international cooperation in diverse teams. As the TEC faculty, we systematically prepare our students for a diverse and international work culture. This integration increases the attractiveness of our (inter)national students, who enrich the labour market as sought-after engineers.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ertugrul Sönmez
International Representative School of Engineering
Internationality has been part of Reutlingen University's DNA since it was founded as a weaving school in 1855. At TEXOVERSUM we continue this tradition and the textile industry in particular is characterised by international links. In addition to student exchanges, international research projects are intended to provide inspiration for new technologies and processes at the German location.
Prof. Dr. Jochen Strähle
International Representative TEXOVERSUM School of Textiles
With its three departments, the International Office (AAA), the Institute for Foreign Languages (IfF) and the International Programmes (IP), the RIO is a central institution at the university and a point of contact for the entire range of international services both for German and international students, instructors and university visitors.