Events

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Feel free to contact us if you are looking for specific leisure activities, have wishes about what the Welcome Center could organise or if you would like to organise something for yourself and others.

Regulars' Table

Several times a year, the Welcome Center of the University of Rostock and the Welcome Center Region Rostock invite

  • all international doctoral students and researchers,
  • new arrivals in Rostock
  • as well as their friends, family and interested parties

to the Regulars' Table. This offers the opportunity to simply spend a nice evening in a group of like-minded people from different areas and to exchange views on various topics such as life in Rostock, own projects, networking or career opportunities.

past events

Culture

An important part of a stay abroad is cultural exchange. In order to reflect on one's own culture and to get to know the "country and its people" in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and beyond, the Welcome Center organises cultural events and excursions at irregular intervals together with network partners.

past events

  • 2021-09-22   A walk with the night watchman
  • 2019-12-12   German Christmas Evening
  • 2019-10-26   Trip to Lübeck
  • 2019-07-13   Trip to Schwerin

Education and Networking

In the event area of education and networking, the Welcome Center would like to offer you educational opportunities and support you in (professional) networking with actors from the local economy and with other members of the university and from its associated institutes.

past events

  • 2023-02-10   Intercultural Training
  • 2022-06-09   International Career Day
  • 2022-05-13   Intercultural Training
  • 2022-01-28   Intercultural Training
  • 2021-05-21   Intercultural Training
  • 2020-01-31   Intercultural Training
  • 2019-11-28   Career Information Day
  • 2019-02-01   Intercultural Training
  • 2018-11-28   Career Information Day

Intercultural Training

2023-02-10

Living and working in Germany - Intercultural training for international PhD students and researchers

  • Date:     Friday, 10 February 2023, 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
  • Where:  Parkstraße 6, Global Café (Room 136), 18057 Rostock (In case current regulations won't allow a training in presence, we will relocate the training to zoom.)
  • Intercultural trainer: Katja Striegler (Cultural and Language Mediator, Intercultural Coach, Change Manager)
  • Language: English
  • Participants: 6 to 16 PhD students, postdocs and guest researchers
  • Participation fee: free of charge
  • Sign up: until 6 February 2023 via welcome-centeruni-rostockde (subject: "Intercultural Training")

To successfully tackle the challenges of multicultural academic and professional life, PhD students and researchers have to be able to manage intercultural situations and possible conflicts effectively.

Designed as an interactive workshop, the Intercultural Training will provide international PhD students and researchers at the University of Rostock with essential cross-cultural skills. Using hands-on exercises and simulations, participants will gain an understanding of values and attitudes in German academic life; identify and analyse their personal approaches to different intercultural challenges and increase their intercultural awareness and competence. The participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own culture, discuss personal experiences, ask questions and exchange their views with the other participants.

What you can expect from this Intercultural Training

The participants will…

  • Sharpen their own cultural perception and develop a broader understanding of different perspectives
  • Improve their understanding of the impact of cultural values and attitudes on communication styles
  • Gain a better understanding of different communication styles
  • Reflect on their experiences with cultural differences in academic life
  • Learn to recognise and deal with difficult intercultural communication situations
  • Meet other international PhD students and researchers, who share their intercultural experiences

Training Content:

  • Culture and cultural differences with a focus on academic life
  • Developing intercultural awareness and intercultural competence
  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • Values and attitudes in German academic life
  • Communication styles and language issues
  • Cross-cultural management skills
  • Good practice for cross-cultural situations at university
Past events

Regular's Table

2023-01-19

Dear international PhDs, postdocs and visiting scientists,

we are glad to invite you to our next “Stammtisch” (regular table) on Thursday, January 19th. It will take place in Restaurant Käthe at Barnstorfer Weg 10 again.
We'll meet at 7 p.m.. Please be there on time.
Please tell us if you intend on coming and feel free to bring your friends :)

We look forward to seeing you!
Your International Welcome Center Team

  • Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023, starting 7 p.m.
  • Place: Restaurant Käthe (Barnstorfer Weg 10, KTV)
  • Language: English, German, as you like
  • Participation fee: none
  • Target group: international guest scientists, doctoral candidates, postdocs, family and friends
  • Registration: To reserve enough seats, please let us know if you will be coming.

Christmas Market Tour

2022-12-07

Dear all,

On December 7th starting at 6 p.m. we want to use the opportunity of having one of the most famous and beautiful Christmas markets in Germany right on our doorstep and have a cosy evening stroll through the market.
You will have the chance to connect with other Internationals, as well as enjoy everything the christmas market has to offer!

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you there and feel free to bring partners and/or friends!

  • Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022,6 p.m.
  • Place: Meeting point will be right next to the Kröpeliner Tor (in front of the KTC entrance at Pizza Hut).
  • Participation fee: none
  • Registration: No registration. Just come along.




Intercultural Training

2022-01-28

Living and working in Germany - Intercultural training for international PhD students and researchers

  • Date:     Friday, 28 January 2022, 09:00 am – 04:30 pm
  • Where:  Parkstraße 6, Global Café (Room 220), 18057 Rostock (In case current regulations won't allow a training in presence, we will relocate the training to zoom.)
  • Intercultural trainer: Katja Striegler, Christin Zimmer (IQ Netzwerk Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
  • Language: English
  • Participants: 6 to 16 PhD students, postdocs and guest researchers
  • Participation fee: free of charge
  • Sign up: until 21 January 2022 via welcome-centeruni-rostockde (subject: "Intercultural Training")

To successfully tackle the challenges of multicultural academic and professional life, PhD students and researchers have to be able to manage intercultural situations and emerging conflicts effectively. Developing the capacity to mediate differing cultural perspectives is a key determinant of intercultural competence.

Designed as an interactive workshop, the training will provide international PhD students and researchers of the University of Rostock with essential cross-cultural skills for building relationships and working effectively in a multicultural environment. Using hands-on exercises and simulation role-plays, participants will gain an understanding of values and attitudes in German academic life, identify and analyse their personal approaches to different intercultural challenges and increase their intercultural awareness and competence. The participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own culture, discuss personal experiences, ask questions and exchange their views with the other participants.

Content:

  • Culture and cultural differences with a focus on academic life
  • Developing intercultural awareness and intercultural competence
  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • Values and attitudes in German academic life
  • Communication styles and language issues
  • Cross-cultural management skills
  • Good practice for cross-cultural situations at university