IK-MINT: Interkulturelle Qualifikation und Integration für MINT-Studierende

IK-MINT: Intercultural qualification and integration for STEM-students

IK-MINT is a cooperation between Materials science and engineering, the European school of materials (Dr.-Ing. Flavio Soldera) and the chair of Intercultural communication (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Vatter) at Saarland University.

IK-MINT is a proven intercultural support and qualification programme in international studies of STEM subjects, based on the innovative interdisciplinary cooperation between cultural and natural sciences. It accompanies the international students starting with the orientation before the beginning of their studies, supports them during their studies in the different foreign countries and prepares them for the intercultural challenge in college and career. At the same time, students of cultural studies subjects try out their intercultural skills in practice and acquire new skills in teaching and supporting the STEM-students during their intercultural learning. IK-MINT was initiated in 2005 and is continually evolving. This year, approx. 90 students from 22 countries participated in the programme.

The European school of Materials (Eusmat) organizes the so called "Integration Week" every year. In this week the students taking part in an exchange program are prepared for their stay abroad. Especially the intercultural training plays a big role in this preparation. To get an idea on how such an intercultural training looks like you can visit our gallery:

Intercultural Training


EUSMAT - European School of Materials

Campus, D3.3, Room 3.19

D-66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 70507

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