Every semester, Faculty 4: Social Work and Health organizes an International Week (IW) to integrate international perspectives into teaching and thus promote the university wide iniative of "Internationalization at home". Another goal of the IWs is to strengthen exchange between students, teachers and international partners of the faculty.
Next International Week: November 20-24
The Faculty of Social Work and Health is looking forward to hosting its 29th International Week from November 20-24, 2023 under the broad theme of “Contemporary Social Work and Healthcare - Interdisciplinarity & Solidarity”. During this week, guest lecturers from universities across Europe as well as from India are coming to Frankfurt to give exciting lectures within selected modules at the department.
You can find all information about the guest lectures below:
The guest lectures are open to all students of the faculty and we look forward to your participation! For questions, contact Maya Robinson.
28th IW: "Social Work and Healthcare in a Global Context"
During its 28th International Week from May 8-12 on the topic of "Expanding Understanding: Social Work and Health in a Global Context", Faculty 4: Social Work and Health welcomed guest lecturers from 10 different countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, who were included in teaching throughout the week. They gave guest lectures in over 30 modules in six degree programs of the faculty on topics such as women's rights in India, decolonization of social work, migration in Morocco, the biographies of Holocaust survivors, health care in South Africa as well as current joint projects in the field of culture & media, among others. For more information on the guest lectures that were offered during this International Week, see the program.
We would like to thank all the guests involved for their exciting contributions and look forward to further cooperation.
About the International Weeks
Every May and November numerous international guests are welcomed at the International Weeks of the Faculty of Social Work and Health of the Frankfurt UAS. They are an important element of the university wide initiative of "Internationalization at Home", which provides students with international perspectives in teaching right here in Frankfurt. The International Week offers the opportunity to students, lecturers and staff to network with our partner universities as well as with practitioners from social and healthcare institutions and learn more about a semester or an internship abroad.
In May, the Faculty of Economics and Law also regularly organizes International Weeks. Through the International Weeks, existing university partnerships are strengthened and opportunities to establish new contacts in teaching and research are created, as well as to promote student exchange. Currently, Frankfurt UAS as a whole maintains partnerships with more than 200 partner universities worldwide.
The "International Day" of the International Office of Frankfurt UAS usually also takes place during the International Week. It consists of an information exhibition on exchange programs and opportunities abroad.