HAW International: Global Innovation for Sustainable Futures


Trier University of Applied Sciences successfully applied with three projects for funding in the funding line "HAW.International"  of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). With these projects, Trier University of Applied Sciences will promote the institution's internationalization for the next four years.

In the project "Hochschule Trier International: Global Innovation for Sustainable Futures", which will be funded between 2022 and 2025 with a funding volume of almost 1 million euros, Trier University of Applied Sciences is linking the three future topics of internationalisation, digitalisation, and sustainability. Nine transnational model projects are being implemented in cooperation with 12 foreign partner universities, tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and combining virtual project work with short-term physical mobilty.

Our project objectives are:

  • expanding the proportion of English-language teaching related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • qualifying students for the international job and research market as global citizens and change agents for sustainability
  • systematically strengthening digitalisation and sustainability as a driver for internationalisation processes in all areas of the university

What our students have to say

Study & Teaching

  • Implementation of nine international SDG projects in blended mobility format
  • Promotion of international guest lectures and lectureships in the field of sustainability
  • Implementation of a certificate "International Teaching and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)"
  • Consulting and toolbox for the implementation of virtual international teaching cooperations
  • Trier International Project Grants (TIP): Teaching Cooperations

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Research & Transfer

  • Implementation of three international sustainability symposia in online format on the main research topics
  • Trier International Project Grants (TIP): Research Cooperations

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Student Campus & Administration

  • Development of an international SDG online engagement platform
  • Trier International Project Grants (TIP): Student Cooperations
  • Funding of job shadowings for employees to share best practices

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Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen

Project leadership

Vice President for Research 


Prof. Dr. Georg Schneider

Project leadership

Scientific Director of the International Office


Kathrin Franzen

Project management


Dr. Cruz González

Project staff


Rhoda Albers

Project staff


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