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 […]

Managing Diversity: Challenges of working in multicultural teams

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“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” —Berners-Lee, inventor of the Worldwide Web, 2012 In a globalized world, working in an international environment with international teams is nothing unusual. Therefore, managing diversity and learning how to work in multicultural teams are two important/compulsory aspects in order to be successful […]

Business language in Spanish

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The course aims to improve students’ business Spanish, knowledge and fluency in various professional situations. To achieve this, we will offer synthetic subjects, texts, MCQs as well as exercises in order to help students communicate in Spanish in a professional context both in writing and orally, as well as to learn about the work environment, […]

International trade relations in Spanish

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In this course, students will work on their language skills (oral and written expression + oral and written comprehension) in order to achieve a good oral and written command of Spanish. In addition to linguistic knowledge and skills, students will acquire a solid understanding and deciphering of international trade relations. To achieve this, we will […]