Dancing Democracy: Migration as Co-Creation

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Christiane “La Mona” Seitter, flamenco dancer and dance teacher Dr. Silvana Karina Figueroa-Dreher, cultural sociologist “Nur wer sich ändert, bleibt sich treu.” (only those who change remain true to themselves – Wolf Biermann) We want to look at migration as a benefit to society, without any ifs and buts. To enjoy coming into contact with […]

Comparative Politics

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An investigation of different political and administrative systems from the comparative politics perspective. Regular attendance and active participation are indispensable requisites for successful results. To be awarded 4 or 6 credits, participants are required to hold one presentation or one presentation and one written assignment, respectively, on course-relevant topics of their choice. As this course […]

Open Science: Basic Course

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Policymakers and research funders support Open Science – but what are the benefits for you as a student, researcher or teacher? This online course introduces you to the different aspects of Open Science in research and teaching. The focus is on open access publishing, research data management and sharing teaching materials as free educational resources. […]

Sustainability Communication

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In this course, you will explore the role of communication in relation to sustainability and sustainable development. After expanding your disciplinary and terminological background, the lecture focuses on the three dimensions of sustainability communication, communication of sustainability (Marketing and product communication, PR and organizational communication), communication about sustainability (i.e. climate change & sustainability representations in […]

Open Science Toolkit

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In 2018, the European Commission-funded project Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER) launched an online training toolkit with ten modules covering key topics of Open Science theory and practice. The introductory to advanced levels modules introduce OS and components of OS, including practical tips for getting started with OS, and provide information on […]

Digital Entrepreneurship (openHPI)

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This course is based on the openHPI course Digital Entrepreneurship by Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle, Dr. Robert Rose, Valeska Maul and Nina Bachmann, available for reuse under a CC BY-NC-SA licence. What exactly does digital entrepreneurship mean, and how does it differ from “classic” entrepreneurship? How does digital entrepreneurship influence the economy and society? How […]

Critical Media Literacy: Tackling Information Disorder in the Digital Age

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Living and working in our modern world, we are confronted with a constant stream of ‚alternative facts ‘, propaganda, hoaxes, rumours, and advertising – while it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction to navigate the digital media world successfully. Efforts to exploit media’s technical, social, economic, and institutional configurations can catalyze […]

Sustainability Marketing

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Whether it is coping with ‘Peak Oil’, meeting the challenge of climate change, helping farmers in poorer countries through fair trade, or finding ways to keep discarded products out of the landfills, sustainability issues are the biggest challenges facing businesses. The course shows how the complexities of sustainability issues can be integrated into marketing. The […]

Digital Humanities: an introduction to methods

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This practice-oriented seminar introduces a variety of methods from the growing field of Digital Humanities. The focus is placed on the reflective application of digital methods, from data acquisition to analysis, visualisation and communication of research. • When does it make sense to collect data, and when is it appropriate to use archives and publicly […]

International Communication

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Organizational unit: Centre for Transferable Skills Background Today’s working world has become diverse in terms of colleagues and clients. Although quite exciting, interaction in increasingly diverse environments can also be quite challenging in terms of working style, differing values and attitudes towards, and communication in a lingua franca that is not one’s own language. In […]