Intercultural LearningLab


On these pages, you find information about our course offerings around intercultural competencies that are open for students of all faculties. Find out more about our Workshops, Virtual Exchanges and Certificates, as well as our focus areas and our approaches. The events of the Intercultural Learning Lab are free and open to all students of the University of Göttingen.

Due to COVID-19 we will be conducting workshops as online-format until further notice. Please read information and impressions on workshops here on this website and go to UniVZ for dates and schedules. Please register in StudIP for your workshops, there you can find all relevant information in the respective „Announcements“ section in „Overview“.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions at interkulturell(at)

Stay Open-minded, Stay Connected!


We are happy to inform you about the upcoming virtual IVAC summer festival which will take place from the 23rd of August until the 3rd of September 2021.

The IVAC festival - funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (IVAC program) - allows students and teaching staff from the University of Göttingen as well as from international partner universities to partake in a multifaceted program constituted of disciplinary and transdisciplinary events. We invite you to mark the dates in your calendar. In workshops, keynotes and panel sessions we can jointly experience “Change of Perspective - Global Learning: Intercultural Experience and Interdisciplinary Diversity”.

Here are some first impressions regarding the events of our IVAC initiatives during the festival:
  • VISTA initiative: In several workshops, which will include keynotes from representatives of SARTORIUS AG Göttingen as well as REWE, Germany, participants will examine global supply chains.
  • TVAC initiative: Together with their international peers, students and teaching staff will jointly reflect on their “cultural glasses”.
  • Global Shakespeare 2.0 initiative: Participants will learn more about country-specific interpretations of the canonical author Shakespeare.
  • Fokus Balkan Online initiative: Experiences regarding the implementation of a digital simulation game as transnational teaching method will be communicated.

    Moreover, we are happy to announce the following keynote-speakers:
  • Dr. Elisa Bruhn-Zass / tbc (German Corporation for International Cooperation), topic: “Virtual Internationalization in Higher Education”
  • Prof. Betty Leask (La Trobe University, Melbourne), topic: "Internationalizing the Curriculum”

    Alongside disciplinary events, we plan to share experiences with the implementation of Virtual Exchange Scenarios in the IVAC project. Together with you, we aim to reflect on chances and obstacles regarding the further development of such scenarios and support their integration into curricula.

    For further information about the program of the IVAC festival please click on the following link:

    Registration will approximately start at the end of May 2021.
  • We changed our name and as of now will be working under the name of Intercultural Learning Lab. We are very excited and looking forward to the exchange and intercultural encounters here and in our workshops!
    Office hours are held virtually, please send an email to alexandra.schreiber(at)
    BUNT, DIVERS und VIELFÄLTIG ...dafür stehen die Philosophische Fakultät und auch das Interkulturelle Lernlabor. Sehen Sie hier das Positionierungsvideo der Philosophischen Fakultät: