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10 Years Anniversary

University of Basel, International Office, 10 years anniversary
University of Basel, International Office, 10 years anniversary

The International Office is celebrating a small anniversary in 2024, looking back on milestones and achievements as well as providing information about what is to come. Over the course of the year, this section will gradually provide insights into our work with short articles, statements, photos, videos and other contributions. The International Office is made up of the three sub-units Student Exchange + International Relations + Welcome & Euraxess Centre (some of which already existed before the International Office was founded) and therefore covers a wide range of topics.




Review: Award of the 1st Certificate of Intercultural Competence | Intercultural Offers of the International Office (10/2023)

Cansu Sahinbay was awarded the 1st Certificate of Intercultural Competence on 23 October 2023 by Prof. Dr. Torsten Schwede (Vice President Research) and Prof. Dr. Hedwig J. Kaiser (Head International Office) along with flowers and a cross-border museum pass-Pass Musées.

Cansu Sahinbay, employee in decentralised HR and Finance (Department of Biomedicine and Department of Classical Studies), was the first participant to successfully complete the Certificate of Intercultural Competence.
The trilingual certificate including the EUCOR logo, certifies that she has attended at least 70 hours of courses in the areas of intercultural training, international mobility, foreign language skills and work performance with an intercultural focus. In the case of our employee, this included attending the course "Dealing with Conflicts" (as offered by Leadership & Development) and "English for Work B2/C1" (offered by the Language Centre). A particular highlight was the Staff Exchange week at Freie Universität in Berlin in 6/2023, funded by the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP). The certificate is an initiative of Student Exchange and the Welcome & Euraxess Centre.




Good advice from Student Exchange: Going abroad - What you should consider

Beast Blog Interview 3/2017 with the Student Exchange Team, which advises students and coordinates study visits abroad:


Upgrade: Welcome Center becomes also Euraxess Centre (2/2016)

QR Code Euraxess Switzerland
QR Code Euraxess Switzerland

Around two years after its launch, the Welcome Center became the Welcome & Euraxess Center of the University of Basel in 2016 and thus part of the global Euraxess network for mobile academics. This offers counselling and support in 40 European countries and at 9 hubs overseas (Japan, India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, North and South America and Africa). Although this step does not involve any additional funding for the work, it does mean greater visibility and, above all, continuous professionalisation through the exchange of information and experience, training and quality development within the international network. This Euraxess Switzerland clip informs about the most important service offers and first steps in Switzerland.




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