Cosmopolitan campus culture: KU receives international researchers

With this year’s reception for international researchers, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) has once more been able to revive a long-standing tradition that was rudely interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2019. In the historical surroundings of the Baroque Holzersaal in the Eichstätt Sommerresidenz, the Vice President for International Affairs and Profile Development, Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe, welcomed researchers from all over the world: The researchers’ countries of origin ranged from Armenia to China, Venezuela, India, Nepal, the United States and the United Kingdom. Their research focus was equally diverse, ranging from literary studies and philosophy to sociology and American studies.

“We are very happy to be able to welcome you here on our campus in Eichstätt. The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt sees itself as an explicitly international and open-minded University,” says Vice-President Stüwe, who rounded off his welcoming speech by giving his guests a brief glimpse of the KU’s history. Internationalization is a key focus area at the KU. This does not least become evident in the numerous individual advice and support offers for different target groups. These services are provided by the International Office of the KU as well as the Research Service Center, both of whom were co-hosts of this event. This reception aimed at giving international researchers the opportunity to improve their networks not only across countries, but also disciplines.

As part of the worldwide scientific community, international guests as well as KU researchers profit from a wide international networking. The KU gives its students the opportunity to enrich their studies by adding an international orientation to their program of choice or to spend a semester abroad or even to intern in another country.