University description (as per official university website)
Mission of the Foundation University of Hildesheim
The University of Hildesheim achieve its mission statement as a European university in respect for the liberal-democratic constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the special responsibility of the state of Lower Saxony. A particular concern is the equality of men and women and people of different social, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
1st Profile. University as a profile focusing on selected areas of science education sciences and humanities. The range of subjects found in four subject areas organized: Educational and Social, Cultural and Aesthetic Communication, language and information sciences and natural sciences, math, economics and computer science.
2nd Research and teaching. We affirm our commitment to freedom of research and teaching. The continuous raising of our profile we provide excellent research facilities and the close link between research-based, theory-practice-teaching and on the employability of our graduates in the professional fields and aligned graduates studies. In research and teaching, we are guided by the standards of modern science that we own research and innovative teaching concepts by actively shaping
3rd Young Scientists. The University of Hildesheim promote scientific talent. Through high-quality research-oriented teaching, we already qualify students to perform independent scientific work. Young scientists, we offer the opportunity for further qualifications in teaching and research. Especially gifted and ready, we offer among others in graduate school special opportunities and challenges.
4th Interdisciplinarity. To the profile of the University of Hildesheim, is to foster interdisciplinarity. Funding is the intensive communication and networking between scientific disciplines and cultures of the university. Activities will encourage cooperation and exchanges with other universities.
5th Networking. We are regional, national and international partners from the fields of education, culture, economy and society with a network, for our students to promote personal development and to enhance their employability.
6th Internationalization. In research, study and teaching, we attach particular importance to university as a profile to international networks. So we create the conditions for internationally recognized research activities and also ensure the placement of current international and intercultural content into courses and teaching.
7th Life-long learning. We see our mission as a university to provide its life-long learning to assist people with. For this we offer training opportunities they first professional degree, and after initially working for their further development can use one for.
8th Family-friendly university. In order to study, work and family life for members of the university to ensure compatibility, we create family-friendly working and Studierbedingungen and develop a social environment in which study, work and research with family is possible.
9th Responsibility. Teachers and students of the University are committed to the principle of responsibility. Responsibility to us means the obligation of teaching and research, on careful handling of political participation and in our commitment to the development of the university can be measured on quality. The openness of the development also includes the values and orientations that a mission statement.
10th Autonomy. As a foundation university, we make - regardless of the state micro-management - the development of our university in the Constitution and law autonomously and independently. Is secured by the continuous development of a modern university management.
11th Responsibility. We recognize the special responsibility towards society and the culture aware of which we are encouraged and supported and which shall also promote and we want to. A close networking with civil society and its institutions is therefore one of our central concerns. The results of our work, we discuss not only within the scientific community but also with the interested public.
12th Commitment to quality. The autonomy and responsibility that we have won as a foundation university, we mean a commitment to quality in teaching and research, study and further examine continuously according to international standards and develop. The quality-related processes, we design a transparent and develop the participation of all people of the university measures for its improvement. To achieve our objectives, we maintain a reflexive and discursive quality culture, the areas of research, teaching and management together to work in, aims to achieve the self-imposed.
13th Active participation. The university implemented a modern version of the old European universitas magistrorum et scholarium. Students will find an active and cooperative teaching and learning processes involved. We support and encourage their involvement in the development and improvement of teaching and study.
14th Care. The University of Hildesheim sees the study as a full time personal development. It therefore sets great value on students technically and personally to supervise and promote. Your employees see themselves as contact and discussion partners of the students and in teaching as their mentors.
15th Orientation knowledge and key qualifications. The University of Hildesheim want to ask questions and knowledge horizons of its students and constantly expand the open. Besides teaching science-based technical and methodological skills they therefore explicitly encourages key skills and an interdisciplinary introductory knowledge.
16th Scholarships. We promote high-powered students through scholarships under the Minerva Group. Students who have a fall in social distress, we support through our Social Fund and through the emergency fund for international students.
This model policy framework is defined for our actions. It is also as the starting point for an ongoing discussion on the development of tasks and goals of our university.