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Ready for COIL? Virtual Exchange & COIL Staff Week for Faculty and Staff @ the HWR Berlin

Join international colleagues (faculty and administrative staff) at the HWR Berlin to discuss the best ways to implement Virtual Exchange and COIL projects at your institution. The event will feature external speakers, workshops, networking and plenty of chances to discover Berlin.



Campus Schöneberg
Haus B 
Badensche Straße 50–51
10825 Berlin

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Eur 130


Binding registration via the form below. Deadline for registrations extended until September 10th 2023.


International Office

Photo: Oana Popa-Costea

At the HWR Berlin we believe that international exchange should not be limited to the physical realm. Through a range of digital exchange projects we help students of all backgrounds gain international experience and develop vital cross-cultural competencies.

This Staff Week aims to bring faculty and administrative staff with an interest or experience in this field together to share best practices and discuss concrete ways to implement such projects. Participants can also leverage the network effect, by using this event to meet new potential digital project partners.

The Staff Week features two tracks held on campus in Berlin, Germany:

Mandatory online kick-off session: Monday 9th of October 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Berlin-time). Please save the date!

On-Campus Faculty Track: 16.10.2023 - 18.10.2023 Two (to five) days

  • The new normal? Implementing COIL & Virtual Exchange (VE) into the curriculum
     Workshops with faculty on how to sustainably implement COIL and Virtual Exchange into curricula
  • Prepare to COIL – Meet potential COIL partners
     Networking with COIL experts and faculty members from the HWR Berlin and around the globe
  • Bowie, Brecht & Boateng – Discover Berlin’s many faces
    Cultural activities such as a brewery tour and tours of key historical sites

On-Campus Administrative Staff Track: 16.10.2023 - 20.10.2023 Five days

  • Future-proof your international exchange activities
    Workshops with COIL professionals on topics such as platforms, tools & financing
  • Student exchange begins at home – COIL & VE as mainstays of internationalization
    Exchange of best practices with experienced faculty and staff
    Create a roadmap for the perfect COIL journey
  • Train the Trainer
    Discover a range of digital icebreakers & energizers
  • Bowie, Brecht & Boateng – Discover Berlin’s many faces
    Cultural activities such as a brewery tour and tours of key historical sites

Staff must attend all five days. Faculty can also choose to stay for the entire 5-day programme.

Full programme to follow.

A participation fee of EUR 130 applies which will cover the cultural programme and joint meals on selected days.

The deadline for registration (binding) has been extended until September 10th 2023. Applications will then be reviewed and a selection process conducted. Applicants will be informed whether their application was successful by the end of August 2023.


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The event is held on-campus in Berlin, Germany and in addition features a mandatory online kick-off event. Please note that staff from Erasmus Programme countries must participate in all five days.


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