International Project Week

The International Project Week (IPW) takes place every year in spring.

The next International Project Week will take place from 11th to 15th May 2020.

During IPW we offer projects from the areas of engineering, economics, social sciences and culture. Furthermore, the students get the chance to participate in interdisciplinary projects.

They work on these projects in English language with lecturers from partner institutions. The list of projects from previous years in the archive section gives an overview over lecturers and topics.

If you have any ideas or proposals for topics or the IPW organisation plase send us an e-mail at

Information for students

The IPW is the perfect combination of topic-related work and practical use of a foreign language. This makes the IPW a key element of "Internationalisation @ Home" at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen. All students - especially those who cannot participate in study or training periods abroad - are given the opportunity to broaden their horizons and to acquire intercultural competence.

The IPW is open to all students from the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, but ECTS credits and grades from the IPW are taken into consideration differently - depending on your study programme.

... and that's how it works:

  • Monday to Thursday you will be in class with your lecturer in the mornings. In the afternoons you will continue working on your own or in groups. All together, the IPW days last from 9am to 5pm every day. On Thursday you will be preparing your final presentation, so make sure to plan some more time for this day (approximately until 7pm).
  • On Friday all participating students present their project results in a public plenary session.

Information for lecturers

The IPW gives you the opportunity to change your working environment for one week and to teach students in another cultural and academix context.

In small groups of 15-20 students you will work on specific or interdisciplinary projects in English language. At the end of the week the students will hold a presentation about the project in a public plenary session.

Moreover the IPW is a great chance to meet colleagues from different countries and continents. Over the last years many new friendships and networks arouse because of these annual meetings in Nordhausen.

What does a typical IPW day look like? In the morning you will work in class with your project group. In the afternoon you can participate in cultural actitivities while your students continue working on their own or in groups.

How to apply? If you are interested in participating as a lecturer please send an e-mail to

What about funding? Lecturers from Partner Universities can get Erasmus+ funding from their home university. Self-employed lecturers, consultants and lecturers from other universities can usually get Erasmus+ funding from the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen. If you have any questions please contact the International Office.

Please find further information in our brochure Inviting the World to Nordhausen.