Quality Management in the International Division
The area of International Affairs is subject to the Prorectorate for International Affairs and Lifelong Learning and is based on the internationalization strategy of the University of Siegen. On a central level, the area is anchored on the one hand in the department International Office (IO) unit (Head: K. Sommer), and on the other hand in the department STARTING of the Student Services unit (Head: Ph. Schmidt). The department STARTING is responsible for the application, admission and enrollment of international students as well as for preparatory German courses. The International Office advises on international projects (Erasmus+, DAAD) and is the point of contact for everything to do with cooperation agreements, the stay of international exchange and degree seeking students, and mobility of all status groups. For researchers, the Welcome Center for International Researchers is also available here
The distribution of tasks between the International Office and the faculties (as well as some other units particularly relevant in this context) is set out in a service catalog, which is continuously updated.
In order to develop and secure the quality goals for International Affairs deposited in the various areas, the Prorectorate holds regular meetings with university and regional units. Results or open questions from the discussions are forwarded to the responsible senate committee. Problems that cannot be solved in the system outlined go to the QM Steering Committee as a last resort.
If you have praise, questions, suggestions or criticism in the area of International Affairs, please contact the International Affairs Officer, Eva Grottschreiber, directly.
Structure of quality development and quality assurance
Instruments of quality development and quality assurance (working groups)
|Prorectorate||Heads of the International Office and STARTING ||once per month |
| Prorectorate ||Students and / or internationally active researchers||once per semester (generally in February and September) |
|Prorectorate||Head of Language Center||once per semester (generally in February and September) |
|Prorectorate||Prodeaneries||three times per year (generally in January, May and September)|
|Prorectorate||Senate Commission ||three times per year (generally in January, May and September)|
|Prorectorate||International Office||once per semester (generally in March and September) |
|Prorectorate||Management of the International Office |
Operational level of the deaneries
Center for Teacher Training and Educational Research (ZLB)
|once per semester (generally in June and December)|
|Prorectorate||Heads of the International Office |
|once per semester (generally in January and July)|
|Prorectorate|| Heads of the International Office |
AStA Department of Social Services
|once a year (generally in August)|
|Prorectorate||Heads of the International Office and STARTING |
Citizen service of the city of Siegen
If necessary, the Social Department of the AStA and the Studierendenwerk also take part in the meetings.
|once a year (generally in January)|
|Prorectorate||Prodeanates (etc.) |
If necessary, the Studierendenwerk and the management of the Language Center also take part in the meetings.
|twice a year (generally in November/December and in April/May)|