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Especially in all arts, design, music and performative subjects, international teaching, networking and exchange on artistic positions and their cross-cutting testing are important worldwide. The BeCOIL project aims to increase the range and quality of digital international teaching and learning opportunities (Collaborative Online International Learning, COIL) at Berlin's universities by developing common standards and exploiting synergy effects. The aim is to strengthen the cooperation of all Berlin universities with their international partners and with each other, to offer international learning opportunities to non-mobile students, to take into account the digital transformation of the international mobility landscape, and to further develop and consolidate the corresponding competencies of teachers and students in the universities and colleges.

At the UdK Berlin we focus on the conception and implementation of COILs for the arts as an initiation of international artistic virtual collaborations of students, as an initiation of artistic projects on site and as a preparation for an international exchange and initiation of collaboration (also on a hybrid level) with international partner universities. This enables students in artistic and creative subjects to increasingly experience and reflect on their own studies in an international context. Teachers have the opportunity to engage in an international exchange and to develop projects together with other international teachers from a partner university in order to enhance their own teaching in an intercultural digital or hybrid way.

Under the leadership of the Berlin School of Economics and Law, all state universities (with the exception of the three small artistic universities) and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin are involved in the joint project.
Responsibility for the design, implementation and recognition of COIL courses lies with the participating universities. Depending on the content of the course and the experience of the teachers, the scope of the cooperation can range from a single session to an entire semester course with a joint final project. The core element is always the cooperation in internationally mixed student groups.

The International Office will be happy to support you in your COIL project! For further information please see our Moodle course for BeCOIL at UdK, it serves as our plattform regarding COIL:

For further information on the joint project BeCOIL, please also visit our blog: