International Week 2018

HTWK Leipzig is pleased to invite you to join our International Week 2018 in cooperation with Leipzig University and Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft – University of Applied Sciences Dresden from 4th until 8th June 2018. The theme of the week will be 'Foreign Language Components in the Curriculum', the working language is English.

During the week, you will have the opportunity to bring in your own expertise in a conference jointly organized by the three Saxon universities. You may participate in interesting workshops, follow sessions, link up with contacts at the cooperating Saxon universities, meet new colleagues from around the world and share good practices related to the theme.

Geutebrück building of the HTWK Leipzig
Three students chat in front of the Lipsius building
View at the HTWK Leipzig library at night
Geutebrück building of the HTWK Leipzig

Who can participate?

Teaching and non-teaching staff with an interest in the above mentioned theme are invited to participate and share their expertise in relation to the week's theme.

You are asked to introduce your institution in a brief presentation at the beginning of the week. For the conference on 6th June 2018, we kindly ask you to submit a contribution to one of the two workshops:

Workshop I: HOW TO USE foreign language components in the curriculum?

Inspiration and impulse questions:

  • Is a study program taught in a foreign language automatically 'international'?
  • How can staff, who intends to implement foreign language components, be supported?
  • How can foreign language components be anchored in the curriculum?

Workshop II: HOW TO DEVELOP an institutional language policy?

Inspiration and impulse questions:

  • Why do universities need a language policy?
  • Who is to be involved in the development of a language policy?
  • Once everything is put on paper – how do we bring the concept to life?

A contribution would be a presentation of your own good practices or an impulse presentation on one of the above mentioned workshop topics.


The program is available here as PDF.

Monday, 4 June 2018

10:00 am | Registration
10:30 am | Welcome and introduction of participants
11:00 am | Introduction of HTWK Leipzig
11:30 am | Internationalization at HTWK Leipzig
12:00 noon | Lunch
01:00 pm | Introduction of participants' institutions
03:00 pm | HTWK Leipzig campus tour
04:30 pm | Individual meetings / free time
07:00 pm | Welcome dinner

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

07:00 am | Morning Run (optional)
09:30 am | Visit to City Hall of Leipzig
12:00 noon | Lunch
01:00 pm | Preparation for conference
01:30 pm | Foreign language components in the curriculum at HTWK Leipzig
02:30 pm | Foreign language components in the curriculum at participants’ institutions
04:30 pm | Individual meetings / free time

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

09:45 am | Registration for conference
10:00 am | Welcome
10:10 am | Introduction
10:40 am | Workshops I and II
12:40 pm | Lunch
02:00 pm | Workshops I and II
04:30 pm | End of conference
06:00 pm | After conference yoga (optional)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

09:00 am | Summary of conference
11:00 am | Guided city tour through Leipzig
01:00 pm | Lunch
02:00 pm | Excursion to Leipzig surrounding areas
06:00 pm | Farewell dinner

Friday, 8 June 2018

09:30 am | Farewell reception
11:00 am | Goodbye and certificates
12:00 noon | Lunch (optional)

Individual meetings (optional)


There are no participation fees. Participants are expected to finance their own travel, accommodation and other expenses through the Erasmus+ program (staff mobility). HTWK Leipzig will provide some meals and cover expenses for cultural activities.


During our International Week, you will be staying at Leonardo Hotel & Residenz. The hotel is situated in Leipzig’s Connewitz neighbourhood, just a short walk away from our campus. Public transportation is close by as well, so that you can travel easily to and from Leipzig main station and the city centre.

We have reserved rooms for all participants (65 Euro per person/night in a single bedroom, breakfast included) and will let you know about the booking options as soon as your participation has been confirmed.

Please note that participants are expected to finance their accommodation expenses through the Erasmus+ program (staff mobility). If you have any questions regarding the Erasmus+ staff mobility, please contact the Erasmus+ coordinator at your home institution.


You can find the registration form here. Please download the registration form, fill it out with your Adobe Reader and send it with an abstract of your contribution to one of the workshops (no more than 300 words) to international (at)

Registration deadline: 15th March 2018

We will inform you about the state of your registration as soon as possible. Please note that we can only accept a limited number of participants.

If you have any questions, please contact us at international (at)

We would be delighted to welcome you at HTWK Leipzig and look forward to an inspiring week with our international colleagues!