EDUC short intensive blended course 2022

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Refugee Integration? Critical reflections on history and the present

Thank you for your interest in the EDUC short intensive blended course!

We are currently planning to deliver the program on site in Potsdam with in-person classes. To ensure a safe instruction mode, we will closely monitor the situation as summer approaches . If the pandemic does not allow for an on-site program, we will shift to online classes as an alternative.

Only for students from one of the following partner universities within the alliance European Digital UniverCity (EDUC):

Czech Republic: Masaryk University Brno

France: University of Rennes 1 / University Paris-Nanterre

Germany: University of Potsdam

Hungary: University of Pécs

Italy: University of Cagliari


  • Timeframe:

Online program: April 19-June 14, 2022, one lesson every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m.
Onsite program: June 20-25, 2022

  • Location: Online | Universität Potsdam, Campus Neues Palais
  • Language: English
  • Targetgroup: Upper level BA/MA students of history, political sciences, cultural sciences, law & philosophy
  • Credits: 5 ECTS
  • Deadline: 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us via mail.

This intensive course delves into the global history of processes of refuge-seeking: it explores the many challenges that refugees and migrants face and the opportunities they create in receiving countries. It engages the manifold ways in which citizens have responded to migrants and refugees over time – from the Huguenots’ arrival in Brandenburg-Prussia in 1685 to the present – and in various places, including France, Australia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Germany. The course also examines the responses and visions of migrants and refugees themselves.

The course brings together 30 students from six European universities through the European Digital UniverCity alliance (EDUC), for ten weeks of online learning (starting on April 19, 2022) followed by a week together in Potsdam June 20-25, 2022. In Potsdam students will meet with local decision-makers, civil society and church representatives, and migrants and refugees to learn first-hand about practices and issues relating to migration and integration.

To prepare for this, students will be introduced to theories around integration and will then engage with historic and contemporary case studies that highlight particular issues such as culture, religion, racism, education, and labour in relation to assimilationism and multiculturalism.

Overall, the aim of this course is to provide students with the theoretical and conceptual language to make sense of historical processes of refuge-seeking and integration as well as enabling a lively exchange between student perspectives and practitioners’ insights on processes of integration in the city of Potsdam.

  • Timeframe:

Online program: April 19-June 14, 2022, one lesson every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m.
Onsite program: June 20-25, 2022

  • Location: Online | Universität Potsdam, Campus Neues Palais
  • Language: English
  • Targetgroup: Upper level BA/MA students of history, political sciences, cultural sciences, law & philosophy
  • Credits: 5 ECTS
  • Deadline: 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us via mail.


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ISCO International Summer Campus Office
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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