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Academic award announced | Sponsored by Vechta-based travel company Höffmann Reisen GmbH

The Höffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence, sponsored by the Vechta-based travel company Höffmann Reisen GmbH, is conferred annually by the University of Vechta. The award comes with a cash prize of € 10,000.

The Höffmann Academic Award is part of a long-term programme aimed at promoting intercultural skills, which are the key to peaceful and constructive co-operation between people of various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Intercultural competence enables us to identify common ground and to learn from our characteristic features. In many ways, intercultural issues are an integral element of academic research for numerous disciplines. The aim of the Höffmann Academic Award is to support the endeavours of an outstanding academic by awarding a prize to groundbreaking work carried out on topics of intercultural competence. Such work can concentrate on exploring the topic from the perspective of a single discipline or it may be interdisciplinary in nature.
Nominations are made by proposals put forward by the management of a university or research institution. Nominations are to be submitted by Juli 31, 2022.

Anouncement Höffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence (PDF, 180 KB)

Guidelines on the Awarding of and Procedure for the Höffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence (PDF, 128 KB)

05/02/2020, Lecture hall B1, Vechta, Höffmann Academic Award, Photo © KFOTO / Kokenge