Fakultät Informatik

Workshop Intercultural Competence and Communication


Interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds is an important part of daily life at university, in work environments, and in our private lives. These encounters are often complicated, and they can sometimes cause a clash of very different perceptions and expectations. Every semester, we offer several Intercultural Competence and Communication workshops.

This three-day-workshop will help you to improve your intercultural competences and to successfully handle your studies in an intercultural environment. The workshop is designed to be interactive allowing participants to practice their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

In exercises and role playing you will learn how your own cultural imprint guides your perception and behavior and why other people may react differently than expected.

Impressions from Intercultural Training during Summer Term 2017


Home countries of the participants: Pakistan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Turkey, Germany


Places for one course   20

Target group  International and German degree students of the Bachelor's and Master's study programs at the Department of Informatics.

Registration see anouncement next to the course title.

The demand is quite huge, however, many participants do not show up during the first day and places are lost for other students. We therefore decided to take a registration deposit of 10€, to be paid in cash before the start of the course. The money will be refunded to all participants present on the respective workshop.

Please note:
1. For students taking part in the  German Matters program, another intercultural course, organised by the Language Center, will take place also in October. As the selection for the program will be done at the end of September, you can apply for the workshop. If you get a place in the German Matters Program, we will delete you from our participant's list.

2. The intercultural trainings are not open for incoming exchange students.

3. Due to more frequent withdrawals at short notice, students withdrawing registrations without attestation or credible reason will have less priority for future workshops. The same rule applies for non excisting feedback on calls for confirmation.
So please schedule acoordingly and register if you have time on the applicable weekend. TUM Informatics invests in these workshops and in the intercultural education of its students. So the capacity of the workshops should be used to a maximum.

Announcement: Intercultural Certificate

In 2017, TUM Department of Informatics introduced an Intercultural Certificate in order to recognize additional international, integrative and intercultural commitment and activities of our degree students - outside of the curriculum.

One obligatory component is an intercultural Workshop. Participations in our past workshops are included in the certificate. So join in! 

More information at our website about the  Intercultural Certificate


Intercultural Certificate

The intercultural workshop is part of the  Intercultural Certificate.


International Student Advisor / Admissions
Lena Krone


+49 89-289-17867

opening hours

International Student Exchange Coordinator
Martina von Imhoff, M.A.

MI 00.09.035

+49 89-289-17553

opening hours