Under the leadership of Passau Professors Dr Christoph Barmeyer and Dr Klaus P. Hansen, the 11th nationwide doctoral colloquium on 'Interkulturelle Kommunikation' of the University Association for Intercultural Studies (IKS) was held at the University of Passau on 03.12.2010. Read detailed information on this event here.
The candidate, Judith Eidems, received both a French and German doctoral degree with her thesis 'Globale Standardisierung und lokale Anpassung im internationalen Personalmanagement – Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse auf Basis der Dynamic Capabilities Perspektive'.
The international jury consisted of professors from France (Professor Loic Cadin ESCP Europe Paris, Professor Philippe Dessertine, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre), Germany (Professor Marion Festing, ESCP Europe Berlin, Professor Susanne Royer, University of Flensburg, Professor Christoph Barmeyer, University of Passau) and Switzerland (Professor Eric Davoine, Université Fribourg).
16th and 17th April 2010.
winter semester 2009/10 in cooperation with the Ecole de Management/Université Robert Schuman.
It was an educationally very innovative and unique course with a European/international orientation. The Passau and Strasbourg students worked as virtual teams over distance on the task of creating a joint project work. This was followed by a face-to-face meeting in Strasbourg, which reflected not only on the content of the work, but also on the intercultural working process.
The aim was to provide students with the necessary skills for an internationally and increasingly virtual world of work in a practical way. The intercultural aspect was further emphasised by Strasbourg students who originate from a wide range of countries.
This multicultural course was funded by the German-French Youth Office and the Franco-Bavarian University Cooperation Centre.