This October, students, professors and project participants were invited to celebrate the first anniversary of the CIIC at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.
The evening started off with a retrospective: Bettina Stengl – head of the Center of Competence, in which the CIIC is anchored – and Rebeca Schröder Crespillo – certificate coordinator – revisited the creation of the certificate and various projects and events that took place within the scope of the certificate program. Highlights included the international Christmas for international students - the first major event at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences since the beginning of the pandemic, the international spring event on campus, which was attended by around 200 people, as well as a number of excursions, including one that led to a high ropes garden in the Black Forest bringing CIIC participants and international students together.
During the celebration, guests were able to mingle and get a more detailed view of the certificate program. Participating students shared insights from the "Intercultural Competence" course that strongly influence their view on intercultural issues and spoke about their encounters with other students at HKA-community events.
The evening was rounded off with the first certificates being awarded to Niklas Schwab and Philipp Kuhn. Prof. Franz Quint, Vice-President for research, cooperations and quality management acknowledged the student’s commitment and congratulated them on going beyond the minimum requirements showing particular interest and dedication.
Moving forward, the course "Intercultural Competence" will be offered in English, so that HKA exchange students will have easier access to the CIIC. For more information on the Certificate of International and Intercultural Competence, visit www.h-ka.de/ciic