International partnerships and projects, as well as the internationalisation of courses, research and teaching, play a key role at Folkwang University of the Arts. The person responsible for international partnerships and projects is Vice President for International Affairs and Events, Prof. Hanns-Dietrich Schmidt.
350 members of the teaching staff are responsible for a total of 1,400 students. More than 30% of the students are foreign, and come from countries and backgrounds from around the world. Their presence greatly influences the international ambiance of our study environment.
The International Office forms the interface point for international activities at Folkwang University of the Arts. It maintains the university’s international relations, and is the first contact point for any queries regarding student and teacher exchange programs, or the exchange of other staff within the scope of ERASMUS and worldwide. A list of partner universities can be found here:
International students and anyone interested in studying at the university should contact the Information Centre if they have any questions about living in Essen and organising their studies at Folkwang University of the Arts.
Information Centre for international students
Folkwang University of the Arts is a member of the AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen), a European cultural and teaching network with 270 members in 55 countries.www.aecinfo.org
As co-founder of the international association CUMULUS, whose members have swelled to over 160 universities for design, art, and media around the world, Folkwang University of the Arts can rely on an exceptional platform for knowledge exchange, joint projects, and expositions. With the signing of the Kyoto Design Declaration in 2008, member universities of the CUMULUS association have committed to sharing global responsibility for building sustainable, human-centred and creative societies.
Folkwang is furthermore a proud member of ELIA, European League of Institutes of the Arts.
Folkwang University of the Arts is also a member of UNeECC. The UNeECC is the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture. The network conferences offer student representatives of the General Student Committee (ASTA) the opportunity for personal exchange within the context of Europe.
Foreign language capabilities, German as a Foreign Language, and intercultural competences are just some of the many key competences offered in the Optional Study Spectrum of the Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Institute for Livelong Learning
International exchange students
We are happy to welcome 24 exchange students at Folkwang to study the summer term 2013 with us, whereas 13 Folkwang-students spend their exchange term at our partner universities.more
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