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Veranstaltungsort: Online Conference

This online Postdoc Club will consist of a teaser talk, discussion and time for informal exchange. The talk will be about intercultural competence, which is regarded as one of the central key skills in the 21st century with a high value on the job market and during international projects. Anne-Coralie Bonnaire, Leipzig University Alumni and postdoc at Chemnitz University of Technology is the speaker and all postdocs interested are welcome! After the talk and discussion there will be time to informally chat and network.

Anne-Coralie Bonnaire, Foto: Arthur Ferrari

Intercultural competence is regarded as one of the central soft skills in the 21st century and its value on the job market and as a plus during international projects is nowadays very high. How do different communication models influence your way of learning and collaborate during your studies and within a multicultural team? Are you firmly convinced that "yes" always means "yes"? What distance between you and your co-researchers is appropriate? This "teaser talk" about "Intercultural Competence in Academia" focuses on specific traits of learning in an intercultural environment and addresses differences of communication styles between students, researchers and academic staff. Depending on your interest and questions, topics such as intercultural management and working in intercultural teams could also be covered. Hints for developing intercultural sensitiveness and your own intercultural strategies whilst researching and working abroad will be given.

Please register in advance!

The day before the event you will receive the details for joining the online conference. Likely, it will happen in BigBlueButton.


The speaking postdoc

Anne-Coralie Bonnaire holds a PhD in Communication and Media Sciences from Leipzig University and the Université Paris Descartes. She has been an academic member at the Chemnitz University of Technology on the project “Academic Integration of International Students” since May 2016 until March 2019 and a replacement of the Chair “Intercultural Pedagogy” since April 2019. She had pursued her bachelor’s and diploma degree in Cinema Studies in France and the Czech Republic and holds three master degrees in Intercultural Communication, Journalism and Cultural Studies from Universities in France, Germany and Bulgaria. Her research interests include internationalisation of higher education and methods to compare media systems.

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Meet & Chat online

Usually we are meeting in person. This gives us the opportunity to combine input and formal networking with informal chatting in a restaurant or bar. Due to the Corona-Virus and the regulations for a digital semester, we decided to meet online instead of not meeting at all.

This does not mean that we have to completely refrain from networking and socializing. So, let’s just get a cup of coffee or a drink after the talk and discussion, relax and chat in the online conference. It is not the same – but we saw in other occasions in the past weeks that it works and is better than nothing at all. So, see you there!

Nicole Koburger