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Virtual Exchange

The idea and hope behind the "Virtual Exchange" cooperation format is that online exchange could be a modern response to current challenges, such as advancing climate change or the current Covid 19 pandemic. Furthermore, these kinds of teaching formats could enable students who are unable to spend a semester abroad for personal reasons to gain an international experience "at home". Lecturers can use this format to test the use of innovative technologies in cooperation with an international partner and possibly initiate new collaborations.

The event should be characterized as follows:

  • At least two lecturers jointly run the course, one from UniBE and one from a partner university or a university, which might be an interesting partner for potential future collaborations.
  • While students can also meet physically on site, the encounter and dialog between Bernese students and students from the partner university takes place online.
  • It is a newly designed seminar (not a lecture) including interactive modules that lead to exchange and cooperation between students from both universities.
  • Each university awards ECTS points to its students.
  • The target group can be bachelor or master students (or both, but not PhDs).
  • Students at UniBE can have the course credited to their studies as a regular course.

The following Virtual Exchange seminars take place in 2022:

 Semester  Title Lecturers Cooperation partner
 KSL Number.
spring 2022
Beyond Research and Teaching, the Third Mission of Universities Prof. Dr. S. Münger (UniBE), Prof. Dr. S. Schroer (UniBE), Dr. I. Koch (TAU), Prof. Dr. C. Uehlinger (UZH) Vilnius University and Parthenope University /
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
10821
spring 2022
Seals and Sealing in the Southern Levant Prof. Dr. S. Münger (UniBE), Prof. Dr. S. Schroer (UniBE), Dr. I. Koch (TAU), Prof. Dr. C. Uehlinger (UZH) Tel Aviv University / Institute of Archaeology (IL),
Universität Zürich / Religionswissenschaftliches Seminar
476198
spring 2022 Mittelmeerökonomien in interdisziplinärer Perspektive Dr. Lene Faust (UniBE);  PD Dr. Christian Henrich-Franke
Universität Siegen (D) / Plurale Ökonomik/ Wirtschaftsgeschichte
476227
autumn 2022
Muss Strafe sein? Virtuelle Disputation über die Grundfrage jeder Strafrechtsordnung Prof. Dr. Martino Mona (UniBE); Prof. Dr. Benno Zabel University of Bonn (D) / Strafrechtliches Institut
autumn 2022
Resilient schools and resilient teachers Prof. Dr. Tina Hascher (UniBE), Prof. Dr. Caroline Mansfield The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia / School of education
 Semester  Title Lecturers Cooperation partner  KSL Number
 FS 2021 Management in Sportorganisationen  Dr. Christoffer Klenk (UniBE); Dr. Marcel Fahrner Universität Tübingen (D) / Institut für Sportwissenschaft  8423
 FS 2021 Online/offline Erforschung religiöser Gemeinschaften
 Ass. Prof. Dr. Andrea Rota (UniBE); Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler Universität Bremen (D) / Institut für Religionswissenschaft und-pädagogik  469490
 HS 2021
Zukunftsgestaltung in Krisenzeiten? Sozialanthropologische und wirtschaftshistorische Forschungsansätze zu aktuellen Herausforderungen von Globalisierung, Corona-Pandemie und hybrider Staatlichkeit Dr. Lene Faust (UniBE);  PD Dr. Christian Henrich-Franke
Universität Siegen (D) / Plurale Ökonomik/
Wirtschaftsgeschichte
472411
 HS 2021 One Hundred Years of Islamic Family Law Reform Prof. Dr. Serena Tolino (UniBE); Prof. Dr. Gianluca P. Parolin Aga Khan University (GB) / Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London 471363