International Teaching Week 27 November to 1 December 2023

Join us to exchange ideas, gain interational experience and meet colleagues!

You are also welcome to participate in only 2, 3 or 4 days of the programme.

General information

The International Teaching Week focuses mainly on teaching, networking and academic exchange. Participants have the opportunity to hold and attend lectures.

In addition, Esslingen University hosts a lively social and cultural programme. The famous Esslingen Medieval and Christmas Market will take place during the International Teaching Week. The Esslingen Medieval and Christmas Market is unique: with its more than 180 booths, attractions, medieval music and a broad cultural programme, it is one of the largest and most attractive in the region.


Your participation in the International Teaching Week can be funded by your home university as Erasmus+ Mobility. If you would like to take part in the programme as part of an Erasmus Teaching Mobility (STA) programme, a valid Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) is required. We can only accept colleagues from partner universities for an Erasmus Teaching Mobility. Your participation can also be financed under the Erasmus Training Mobility (STT) programme. You can give guest lectures, but we do not need an IIA for this form of funding.
Please contact the Erasmus coordinator of your home university to discuss these details before you apply.


Esslingen (Airport Stuttgart is 30 minutes away by direct bus connection)


The date for the next partner days will be published here as soon as possible.






Travel and accommodation costs are covered by participants (or by an ERASMUS scholarship if applicable).


We highly recommend that you reserve accommodation as early as possible, as hotels in our region are often fully booked.


You have the opportunity to hold guest lectures in our  bachelor's or master's dregree programmes. Our programmes are from a broad range of fields within the areas of Business, Social Sciences, Computing, and Technology.
Please feel free to take a look at our programmes to see whether your specialist area could enhance them.

After your application, we will match you with an Esslingen professor, who will be your "academic host" during the International Teaching Week. You will coordinate the content and scope of your guest lectures with your hosting professor.


Alternatively, you can offer a lecture as part the "Studium Generale". Studium Generale courses (sometimes also called contextual studies, general studies, fundamental studies or universal studies) are mostly non-compulsory, public courses at a university. The Studium Generale belongs to the long tradition of humanistic education in Germany, and today embody the mission of universities to promote comprehensive general education.  The Studium Generale is focused on promoting both interdisciplinary dialogue and networking, especially between the sciences and the humanities. The heart of the programme is a series of comprehensive talks, panel discussions, and lectures with national and international guests who join local scholars in discussing up-to-date research in their respective fields. All events are public.

Preliminary Programme


The programme will be continuously updated. Please check regularly.

Day 1


Day 2

When Where What  
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Esslingen University Lectures  
05:00 pm City Center Campus, Senate Hall Welcome Event  
06:30 pm Esslingen, Restaurant "Einhorn" Welcome Dinner  

Day 3

When Where What  
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Esslingen University Lectures  
04:30 pm - 06:00 pm Townhall Square Esslingen Guided City Tour  
06:00 pm Esslingen Visit Esslingen Christmas Market  

Day 4

When Where What
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Esslingen University Lecture
02:00 pm Stuttgart Visit Mercedes Museum

Day 5

When Where What  
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Esslingen University Lectures  
02:00 pm Esslingen University, Hilltop Campus

Workshop „Gamification in HEI Sustainability Teaching“

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm Esslingen University, Hilltop Campus International Night and Open Guest Lectures  



Day 6

When Where What  
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Esslingen University Lectures  
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm Esslingen City Center Campus, University Cafeteria Farewell Lunch  


Day 7




The Online Application is closed.

Selection process

All applicants will be informed within 4 weeks after their application.



Hochschule Esslingen - University of Applied Sciences
International Centre and Graduate School
Kanalstraße 33
73728 Esslingen


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025