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Intercultural diversity


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Sandra Bayer
Coordinator Intercultural Diversity

phone +49 (0)30 3185-2057
e-mail sandra.bayer_

Einsteinufer 43, ground floor, room 16A
10587 Berlin 

Project Aims

The Berlin University of the Arts is the largest university oft he arts in Germany and attracts ample international attention. This is also reflected in the diversity of the students as well as in the proportion of international students of 33% (June 2018). The number of more than 150 international partner universities also reflects the great interest in exchange and cooperation. In recent years, UdK Berlin has developed and implemented numerous measures to support students and applicants from abroad or with a migration or refugee background. It has thus been transformed from a German art university characterized by a high proportion of international students to an interculturally diverse institution in which a culture of welcome and productive social cooperation have become reality.

In view of the effects of globalization, migration and the growing international interest in Berlin as a place to study, the tasks in this field have grown and become more diversified. We are responding to these demands by further developing a culture of welcome at UdK Berlin. In order to make better use of synergies, the coordination and networking of the various activities is being intensified.

For this purpose, an "Intercultural Diversity" coordination office was set up at the International Office, which works in close cooperation with the Intercultural Mentoring programme of the Studium Generale. The coordination office enables the development, practical testing, evaluation / reflection and contextual optimisation of model projects and formats (such as cross-linked consultation hours for specific target groups, status-group-mixed working groups for bundling institutional experience, workshops for intercultural and diversity awareness, new communication platforms for participants and target groups etc.). These formats can later also be transferred to other areas of the University's diversity strategy.

The project is funded by the DAAD with funds provided by the Federal Foreign Office (AA).


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