"As research and educational institutions, universities are central to sustainable development. Through research and teaching, universities develop and impart knowledge, skills, competencies and values and train multipliers and future leaders" (National Action Plan Education for Sustainable Development, BMBF). Within the framework of the project, therefore, the students in particular are also to be motivated to become change agents for sustainability and global cooperation themselves through the following project activities:
Students play a crucial role in achieving the SDGs. They are creative and want to make a global contribution to a sustainable future. This makes them an important driving force. The project aims to encourage them to form networks and implement SDG-related campus initiatives. One project goal is, therefore, to develop an online engagement platform with gamification elements to motivate students to commit to SDG-inspired changes in their lives and document their progress on an international blog. This can range from reducing food waste to socially conscious consumerism to volunteering in a local community. In doing so, the engagement platform taps into a broad community and demonstrates that even individuals can make a big difference through small conscious changes in behavior.
Within the project framework, funds totaling €20,000 are available between 2022-2025 to provide financing for promising new international projects. The three cross-cutting themes of "internationalisation", "digitalisation" and "sustainability" are to be considered together. In the "Student Cooperations" call for proposals, annual funding of a maximum of €1,000 will be awarded for international student projects related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as the organization of student conferences, action weeks, or participation in SDSN Youth.
All students at Trier University of Applied Sciences who submit their application together with a supervising teacher are eligible to apply. For the exact eligibility criteria, please refer to the call for proposals and send your application for the year 2022 by 04.03.2022 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the application form provided.
Applications will be reviewed and selected by a selection committee according to the following selection criteria: relevance, innovation, reference to the SDGs, the strength of the consortium and integration of strategic university and practice partners, international added value for the department and the university as a whole, and sustainability of the concept.
In addition to the mobility of students and teachers, administrative staff at the international-digital interface should also have the opportunity to gain further training and insights into the organizational cultures at the partner universities through job shadowings. These job shadowings serve to build up structural and process knowledge and expand competencies at the administrative level. The target groups are, in particular, employees from the International Office, the Student Services, the E-Learning Coordination, the Career Service, and the Research Office. The focus is on digital internationalization at the administrative and advising level as well as on stenghtening sustainability on an insitutional level.
If you are interested in doing a Job Shadowing, please contact Mrs. Kathrin Franzen.
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