The Summer University Lingen (SUL) will take place online this year! We would’ve enjoyed having you on campus but due to the current development of the Corona pandemic, we have decided to offer a virtual program. Our online SUL will still offer plenty of
- and of course: lots of fun
The SUL will take place online from August 22 until August 27, with August 22 being our check-in and welcome day. The actual lectures and project work will take place from August 23 until August 27.
The one-week program is taught in English and is open for German and international students currently enrolled in a degree program.
The SUL takes a look at the backbone of Germany’s economy: family-owned medium-sized companies, the so-called German Mittelstand. The goal of the Summer University is to analyze the key success factors of the Mittelstand companies and to gain insight into their operations and management features. A unique feature of the SUL is the practical and interactive part: we will meet online with representatives of Mittelstand companies and will engage in group and project work. You will thus gain comprehensive insight into the regional, international, and global procedures of companies in Germany, the city of Lingen and its surrounding area. Please find more information on the program below.
The SUL is offered by the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences located in the city of Lingen. We will be meeting in Lingen virtually this year but maybe you can join us in Lingen next year?!
- Dates: August 22 - August 27, 2021
- Virtual program, 1 week, 2,5 ECTS
- Fee: 320 Euro
- Program Flyer
The backbone of Germany’s economy are family-owned medium-sized companies, the so-called German Mittelstand, which not only have high revenues but are also often huge players on the global market. The area of Lingen, where our Summer University takes place, is home to many Mittelstand companies, many of which are considered Hidden Champions. The companies have strong ties to the region while at the same time operating very successfully on an international and global market. The Summer University will analyze the following questions:
- What is the structure of German economy and what are the challenges?
- What is the German Mittelstand and what is its way of operating?
- What are the key success factors of family-owned and medium-sized companies?
- How did they become internationally successful?
The goal of the Summer University is to analyze the key success factors of the Mittelstand companies and to gain insight into their operations and management features. Students will attend lectures on topics such as
- Features of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
- International Management and International Marketing
- International Human Resource Management
- Technology based SME
Summer University Lingen puts theory into practice!
We will meet online with representatives of Mittelstand companies to gain insight into the regional, international, and global procedures of companies in Germany, the city of Lingen and its surrounding area.
The companies are from different industries such as automotive engineering, air-conditioning technology, shipbuilding and other innovative technology branches. A couple of weeks before the start of the SUL, we will announce which company is participating in our program.
The online "meet and greet" with companies is a great opportunity to get a unique insight into the company, talk to company representatives, get first-hand information, build a network with potential future employers and to find out what German employers are looking for.
During our one week together, you will be part of an international team to work on an assigned project together. Your team will develop business strategies and work on actual business challenges. At the end of the week, you have the chance to present your project in front of company representatives!
By attending the program, you will improve soft skills such as:
- communication (presentations and discussions in English)
- team work with international groups
- intercultural skills
- critical thinking
We offer you
- a small virtual classroom and a great learning environment
- a great support team
- dedicated professors and staff
- networking with company representatives and getting to know possible job opportunities
We are currently still working on the final program for 2021 and it will be published here soon.
Even though our program will take place onlince, we have planned various online leisure activities to make your virtual stay with us one week of fun. We will soon publish program details!
Our faculty offers 2,5 ECTS for attending the Summer University. The 2,5 ECTS are awarded for attendance of the lectures, the group work and for doing the final presentation at the end of the week. Please check with your home university whether you can transfer the 2,5 ECTS to your degree program.
All participants will receive a Certifiacte of Attendance and a Transcript of Records. Please note that attendance and successful completion of the program is required for receiving 2,5 ECTS and a Certificate of Attendance.
The fee for the online Summer University Lingen is 320 Euro.
The program fee for international students includes:
- tuition and teaching materials
- support by staff and student assistants
- online cultural program
Students from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences can participate in the virtual Summer University Lingen free of charge!
If you cancel your reserved space, the following cancellation fees apply:
If you cancel your reserved space before June 30, we will refund the whole program fee.
If you cancel your reserved space after June 30 and before July 31, only 50% is refundable.
If you cancel your reserved space after July 31, the program fee is not refundable.
February 1 until June 1
You will be informed about your acceptance to the program
The program fee of 320 Euro is due. You will find the banking information in your Letter of Acceptance
Check-In and Welcome Meeting
Beginning of the Summer University Lingen - Online Edition
August 23 - 27
Lectures, project work, cultural activities
|August 27||Final Presentation|
The SUL welcomes German and international undergraduate and graduate students of any study program. You should be interested in the above mentioned topics and should be willing to engage in group work and discussion with students from all over the world. The applications will be evaluated in the order in which they are received.
In order to apply for our program, you need to be currently enrolled at a university abroad or at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. We process applications with the tool Mobility Online and we ask you to please fill out the online application form. After you have registered, you will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Letter of motivation in which you state why you apply for the SUL
- Transcript of Records of your current study program
- Copy of passport/ID
In case of any questions concerning the program and your application, please e-mail us: email@example.com
Unfortunateley, you cannot come to Lingen this summer. However, we would still like to offer you a glimpse on our city and our campus. Maybe we can meet next year in Lingen? Looking back on more than 1,000 years of history, Lingen has many stories to tell. Nowadays, 52,000 inhabitants live in Lingen’s safe and family-friendly neighborhoods and work in nearby businesses. Lingen has a rich cultural life, and both our students and staff are very active not only in participating, but also in shaping many activities. Studying in Lingen means becoming part of the community, both on and off campus.
What makes Lingen Campus special?
- teaching and learning is very practice-oriented
- small study groups
- modern learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- close cooperation with companies and organizations in the region
What makes the city of Lingen special?
- safe city with very welcoming and open-minded people
- city center in walking distance from campus
- a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars
- cultural offers such as theaters, cinemas and a concert hall
- great nature activities, such as bike-riding, canoeing, swimming
- good public transportation to explore neighboring cities such as Münster, Osnabrück, Bremen or even Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Katharina Freitag
International Faculty Office - Campus Lingen
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
49809 Lingen (Ems)
Phone: +49 (0)591 80098-299