Six universities from Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg are working in partnership as part of the ‘University of the Greater Region’ association. They organised a workshop on the research field ‘Border Studies’ on 1 December 2014. Dieter Heimböckel and Christian Wille were invited and presented the Key Area.
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The members of the Key Area met on 12 November 2014 to evaluate the ‘Interculturality as a Transdisciplinary Concept’ workshop. The agenda also included planning for the multilingualism symposium in the spring of 2015.
The Key Area organised an international workshop on 5 November 2014. Together with speakers from India, the UK, Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic, MIS members discussed the concept of interculturality from various disciplinary perspectives. The event promoted understanding of various approaches, their practical applications and their theoretical potential. The key question was whether interculturality could be designed as a transdisciplinary concept and put to use for MIS work. →
The University of Luxembourg’s current development plan sets out various research priorities. One of these is the priority ‘Education: Focusing on Multilingualism and Diversity’, which began its activities a few months ago. Dieter Heimböckel and Christian Wille were invited to the research priority’s kick-off meeting on 28 October 2014.
The preparatory work for performing a benchmark analysis was completed in September. The aim of this analysis is to establish central points of reference for strategic positioning and to prepare future lines of development for the Key Area. The comparative study is incorporating institutions and working contexts of interculturality research on an international level.