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ZHAW International Evening 2021

The ZHAW International Evening 2021 took place online on Monday, 8 November 2021. The evening's motto was “Building Global Bridges With You”.

Together we discussed and explored why we all must think globally and act interculturally in order to successfully shape the future. In particular, we focused on the following questions:

  • As a student, what intercultural skills do I need to develop today to succeed professionally and personally tomorrow?
  • As a lecturer, how can I pass on international competences to my students in the most sustainable way?
  • As universities, how can we best respond to opportunities in cross-border, digitalized education and globally connected research?

Programme, International Evening 2021

17:30 – Meet and greet

David Götz
, Co-President of Alias, the ZHAW Students Association
Prof. Jean-Marc Piveteau, President, ZHAW
Prof. Daniel Perrin, Head, ZHAW International Affairs, Dean, School of Applied Linguistics

18:00 – Musical interlude
Embark on a cosmopolitan musical journey with singer, songwriter and wordsmith Dodo Hug & her band

18:15 – Panel discussion
Thinking globally and acting interculturally: how can we grow and expand these competences?

Nadia Rahim, CEO itnetX and Head of Enterprise Consulting Services, Swisscom
Martin Hirzel, President Swissmem and Chair of the international Advisory Board, ZHAW School of Management and Law
Dr. Tim Tausendfreund, Lecturer, ZHAW School of Social Work
Waseem Hussain, Head of ZHAW International Affairs Unit

Moderator: Claudia Sedioli, ZHAW
Curator of audience questions: Frank Richter, ZHAW

19:15 – Break out of your comfort zone and learn more about five key topics
Have a look at the five sessions in the detailed programme here(PDF 303,9 KB).

20:00 – Keynote
Culture clash? When in doubt, laugh out loud.

Charles Nguela, Swiss comedian, born in the Congo, later lived in South Africa before moving to Switzerland at the age of 14. He talks about how we should look at each other’s differences in an open and self-reflective way – in order to make way for personal growth.

20:20 – Musical interlude
Dodo Hug & her band

20:50 – End of event

University magazine “Impact”

In connection with the ZHAW International Evening 2021, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences has launched an English edition of the university magazine “Impact”. Read more about studies, research, continuing education and the people at ZHAW.