The Hoffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence 2014

The Hoffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence 2014

Is being conferred at the University of Vechta.

The Hoffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence, sponsored by the Vechta-based travel compa­ny Hoffmann-Reisen GmbH. is conferred annually by the University of Vechta. The award comes with a cash prize  of €  10.000.

The Hoffmann Academic Award is part of a long-term programme aimed at promoting intercultural skills, which are the key to peaceful and constructive co-operation between people of various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Intercultural competence enables us to identify common ground and to learn from our differences. In many ways, intercultural issues are an integral element of academic research for numerous disciplines.

The aim of the Hoffmann Academic Award is to support the endeavours of an outstanding academic by awarding a prize to ground b reaking work carried out on topics of intercultural competence. Such work can concentrate on exploring the topic from the perspective of a single discipline or it may be interdisci p linary in nature.

Nominations are made by proposals put forward by universities or research institutions. Candidates are not permitted to nominate themselves.

Nominations should contain the following:
-detailed grounds for the proposal
-two expert opinions, each by proven university lecturers
-a curriculum vitae in tabular form with a photograph  of the nominee
-a list of his/her previous publications.

Nominations and documents can be submitted in English or German.

The guidelines on the conferring of the award and other information are published on the Universit y of Vechta’s homepage [CLICK]

A panel of judges decides on the conferring of t h e award. Its decision is final.

The academic award is presented at a public award ceremony at the University of Vechta.

Nominations are to be sent by the June 30, 2014, to the President of the University of Vechta (please ad­ dress queries to the academic director ofthe programme, Prof. Dr. Egan Spiegel : egon.sp iegel@uni­

Universitat Vechta- Hoffmann-Wissenschaftspreis  fur lnterkulturelle Kompetenz- Postfach 1553-49364 Vechta- Germany