04 - 07 June 2018

International Partner Days

Gather impressions from various countries and cultures, and find out more about the various career opportunities as well as opportunities for stays abroad.



You can also visit us at the other campuses!

Get-Together on 6 June at Soest campus

On Wednesday 6 June, there will be a get-together (6-10pm). Accompanied by short contributions from near and far, there will be opportunities to relaxed exchanges. All students and staff members of the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences are invited to attend. Participation is free of charge.


We kindly ask you to give us a binding registration until 25 May 2018.

If there is sufficient demand, we will organise shuttle buses.

Programme International Partner Days

Hagen, Tuesday June 05, 2018

Prof. Meike Barfuß / Christoph Glatz

09:00 –
Guest Presentations 1H 304All students are invited
German - Chinese BusinessH 304Mr. Christian Rucha,
HQ-Europe GmbH
All students are invited
Higher Education in Scotland in the Advent of BrexitH 304Mr. Murray McCallum,
Edinburgh Napier University /
Prof. Meike Barfuß
All students are invited
11:00 –
International Market Place

Presentations / slides (15 min each) by national teams from:
  • China
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Poland
FoyerMr. Christoph Glatz /
Prof. Meike Barfuß /
Ms. Christine Lange
All students are invited
12:00 –
Lunch breakreserved area MensaAll external guests
Guest Presentations 2H 304Prof. Dr. Peter Weber /
Mr. Christoph Glatz
All students are invited

IMIS students
13:00 –
E-Services and ServizationH 304Mr. Egon Lüftenegger, Campus02, GrazAll students are invited

IMIS students
14:45 –
Finding Value - Global Sustainable PractisesH 304Prof. Dr. Jennifer Scuro, College of New Rochelle, NYAll students are invited

IMIS students
16:30 –
Enabling Change: Blockchain TechnologyH 304Prof. Dr. Ayman Abuhamdieh,
Indiana State University,
Terre Haute
All students are invited

IMIS students

Programme International Partner Days

Iserlohn, Monday June 04, 2018

Prof. Dr. Nicole Rauch

10:30WelcomeP301Prof. Dr. Nicole RauchAll students are invited
10:35Lecture: International Teamwork in the Robert Bosch GmbH (ENG)P301Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Paris
All students are invited
11:00Lecture: Academics for Industry – and Industry for Academics (ENG)P301Prof. Dr. Antony N. Davies,
Akzo Nobel Chemicals, NL
All students are invited
11:25Lecture: A scientist’s career with world-wide international networking (ENG)

Presentation of PhD-project:
“Diabetes Technologies” - international aspects and collaboration
P301Prof. Dr. H. Michael Heise

Sven Delbeck, M.Sc.
All students are invited
12:00Outgoing Videopresentation ChinaP301All students are invited
12:05Vortrag: Globalisierung in der Automobilindustrie und Konsequenzen für die Jobsuche (Deutsch)P301Dr. Dirk Stahl,
KIRCHHOFF Automotive GmbH
All students are invited
12:25Outgoing Videopresentation SpainP301All students are invited
12:30Vortrag: FH-SWF-Absolvent berichtet über seine Austausch-Erfahrungen (Deutsch)P301Mr. Daniel Cairns, M.Sc.,
KAL - ATM Software, Edinburgh UK
All students are invited
12:40Job-Interview LIVEP301Mr. Daniel Cairns /
Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt
13:10 – 15:00International Café
Discussion and chat - cakes and coffee for free
FoyerAll students, guests and staffAll students are invited
15:00 – 16:15Lecture: The UN Millenium Development Goals (ENG)P301Mr. Michael Seckler,
UN Regional Information Center for Western Europe, UN Campus Bonn
All students are invited

IMIS students
16:15 – 17:30Lecture: Open Source Software to Bridge the Global Digital Divide (ENG)P301Mr. Jean Paul Smets,
Nexedi, Paris
All students are invited

IMIS students
18:00 – 22:00Welcome EveningFoyer AudimaxInvited guests and staff only

Programme International Partner Days

Meschede, Thursday June 7, 2018

Prof. Dr. Martin Botteck

Keynote Adress:

10:00Welcome, Introduction8.1Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Botteck
My experience abroad - an alumna report8.1Ms. Katrin Bücker, Product Manager VELTINS brewery
10:30German Mittelstand at Global Crossroads - The case of Viessmann8.1Mr. Maaz Aslam Khan,
Digital Innovation Manager, Viessmann
11:00The SGU story – a long standing cooperation with Fachhochschule Südwestfalen8.1Dr. Irvan S. Kartawiria, S.T., M.Sc. Vice Rector for Academic Affairs - SGU Swiss German University (IDN)

Poster sessions and short presentations, based on student contributions:

11:30Global Inequality and Human EntrepreneurshipFoyerProf. Dr. Ewald Mittelstädt

Prof. Dr. Elena Mykolenko
Vice Rector, PUA Kharkiv

Ms. Asia Khilkovska
PUA Kharkiv
11:30Are you in for a foreign country?
Here´s how you get going!
FoyerCareer-Service FH SWF Meschede
Akademisches Auslandsamt
11:30In touch with China, Chinese in SWFFoyerMs. Hong-Xia Zheng
13:00International methods and procedures in
electrical measurement technology
8.4Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Breide
13:00Studying in South Westphalia with
an international flair

Income and wealth distribution in countries with
extreme poverty and hunger

PISA study – a comparison of selected countries
FoyerMs. Beate Vedder-Stute

Prof. Dr. Monika Reimpell
13:00Impulse presentation and Elevator-Pitch
Start yourself Up! – Found your own
international project
8.3Ms. Martina Honsel

Mr. Christian Wortmann

Invited Presentations:

11:30Transformable decentral production for local economies with minimized carbon footprint8.1Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Lier
13:00Solving the world's problems with economics8.1Prof. Dr. Falk Strotebeck
13:45Bhutan. Closing the Gap8.1Dr. Gareth Davies M.Sc, SFHEA, CPsychol, FRSA
13:00Bioenergy in Colombia - Optimisation of Thermal Processing and Integration into the Energy System8.2Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Wiest

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Alexander Gómez Mejía
, UNAL (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Bogotà (COL)
14:00Wave and Tidal Power Generation8.2Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Patrick Scheunemann

Dr. Gareth Gretton ,
Wellington Institute of Technology / Aotearoa Wave And Tidal Energy Association (NZL)
14:30 –
Journal Club2.1.3Prof. Dr. Andreas Gerlach

Lessons in English during the "International Partner Week":

Mon, Jun 414:00-15:30„Electrical circuit symbols in international comparison“, Elektronik. 2.3.3 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bianca Will
Tue, Jun 510:00-11:30„International standardisation in telecommunication“, Kommunikationsnetze 1. 2.3.4 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Botteck
Tue, Jun 514:00-15:30„Power supply in international comparison“, Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik 21.1.2 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bianca Will
Tue, Jun 510:00-11:30Special Topic „Technische Mechanik 2“8.3 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Georg Sehlhorst
Wed, Jun 614:00-17:15Special Topic, „Data Science & Analytics“1.1.5 Prof. Dr. Thomas Kopinski
Thu, Jun 714:30-17:00„Intercultural training: concept and simulation“1.2.27Dr. Guido Hölker
Thu Jun 714:30 - 17:15 „Millennium Goals: an new institutional economic perspective“,8.2Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Waldkirch

Programme International Partner Days

Soest, Wednesday June 6, 2018

Prof. Dr. Peter Weber

10:00 –
Working Session and Poster Assignment20.008Prof. Dr. Jennifer Scuro, College of New Rochelle, NY

Prof. Dr. Ayman Abuhamdieh,
Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Egon Lüftenegger,
Campus02, Graz
IMIS students
14:30 –
23rd Workshop of the Competence
Center E-Commerce (CCEC)

on E-Commerce, VR/AR and
Data Science topics
20.008All students are invited
Lecture: SmartMarket2 - Digital Customer Experience in High Street RetailProf. Dr. Daniel Beverungen,
Uni Paderborn
All students are invited
Lecture: Influencer Relationship
Bernhard Sonnenschein,
Influencer DB, Münster
All students are invited
Lecture: Predictable Irrational Human
William J. Wilhelm, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus,
Indiana State University,
Terre Haute
All students are invited
18:00 –
Get-together (registration required)MensaAll students are invited
WelcomeAll students are invited
The ERASMUS+ ProgrammeInternational OfficeAll students are invited
Poster sessionAll students are invited
3 short student presentationsEx-outgoing studentsAll students are invited
MusicAll students are invited