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Apply now: The Hoeffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence 2017

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

Who can apply?

The aim of the Hoeffmann 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. Candidates are not permitted to nominate themselves.

The nomination needs to be send to

Universität Vechta
Höffmann-Wissenschaftspreis für Interkulturelle Kompetenz
Postfach 1553
49364 Vechta

by 30 June 2017.

More information can be found at the website of the University of Vechta (in German).