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Mobility scholarships awarded for a field-trip to the Czech Republic

From 5 November 2023 to 11 November 2023, the second short-term mobility took place as a project measure, part of the DAAD-funded project HSM.internationaler 2023-2024.


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During a seven-day study trip to the partner university Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, 14 students were able to gain a comprehensive insight into the economic and political structures of the Czech Republic.

As in the title:

EET - Economics and Politics Czech Republic
An academic Autumn programme focusing on the general economic development in Bohemia with special reference to the Czech-German border situation

the general economic and political development with special reference to the Czech-German border situation was analysed. Numerous institutions and companies, including the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Prague and company representatives from the Innovation Centre in Ústí nad Labem, as well as an excursion to the Škoda production plant in Mladá Bolesla, gave the students detailed professional insights into the world of work in a different cultural context.

Additional seminars at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem provided further input to expand intercultural knowledge. An in-depth look at exchange opportunities at both universities has also encouraged many students to spend more time abroad during their studies.

Special thanks go to the participant and speaker at the event, Marcel Rademacher, a student on the Public Law and Management course at the Centre for Continuing Education at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, who gave an impressive presentation on the topic of "Border Security in the Schengen Area": "The short-term mobility gave us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Czech culture within a week, to break down prejudices and to network with students from other disciplines. We initially underestimated the importance of German-Czech relations with regard to the political and economic situation in both countries. It was a unique experience from which I benefited greatly both academically and professionally and which I can recommend to every student."

The project HSM.InternationalER, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the DAAD HAW.International funding line, supports students with little mobility experience in the sub-project Short-Term.International by introducing practical short-term mobilities. The event was organised by Department 1, Project Coordinator Jana Blochberger and Mobility Coordinator Thais Correia. Special thanks go to Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, for their great support in organising and supporting the event.

From 24 to 30 September 2023 the first short-term mobility of the year took place to the partner university TEK-UP University in Ariana/Tunis, Tunisia. In December, there will be another stay at KL University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (10-16 December 2023).

If you have any questions, please contact the Head of the Project. Prof Dr Uwe Hettler (U.Hettler(at) or the Projekt Management Team, Jana Blochberger (J.Blochberger(at)

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