Be FIRM – Forward-thinking, International, Responsible, and Motivated!

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Clausthal University of Technology
Institution website:
Monday, 3 July, 2023 to Friday, 7 July, 2023
Registration fee:
Free of charge
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Friday, 14 April, 2023
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
Markus Heidemann
Phone: +49 5323 72-5025

We are happy to announce and warmly welcome you to our

6th International Staff Exchange Week at Clausthal University of Technology!

Every day International Relations/Global Offices worldwide strive to encourage fellow staff members, students, and academic staff in being forward-thinking, international, responsible, and motivated, or simply put: FIRM.

All of us organize services and consultation sessions, and provide orientation and motivation while simultaneously managing countless administrative tasks. But how do we manage to do all this? We would like to know not only about your approach but also the challenges you face encouraging FIRMity in your home university.

In the spirit of sharing best practices, the International Center Clausthal warmly invites you to its 6th International Staff Exchange Week from July 03-07, 2023. Over the course of these five days, we would like to show you the services and tools we implement at Clausthal University of Technology and to learn from you so that we can all become FIRMer. We have scheduled presentations, workshops, discussions, and excursions to give you a well-rounded overview of our small, yet very diverse University of Technology in Germany’s most northern mountain region, the Harz Mountains, and also to show you the surrounding UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage Sites. Please watch our short video (link), highlighting the vast beauty of our town and innovative minds of our entire academic staff and student body.

The target group of our 6th International Staff Exchange Week are members of International Relations/ Global Offices and all colleagues involved in Mobility Programs. As soon as your participation in our International Staff Exchange Week is confirmed you can start to organize travel arrangements. Accommodation and travel expenses in general can be funded via Erasmus+ grants from your home institution.



Accommodation not provided. We reserved rooms for 95 € (breakfast included) at “Hotel Goldene Krone”. Please contact the hotel until 30 April 2023 (Reference: International Center Clausthal).

Hotel Goldene Krone | Phone: +49 5323 9300 |


Please fill in the registration form and submit it to Markus Heidemann via mail ( by April 14 2023. You will receive a response on your registration by April 18, 2023.

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