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)


27 November - 1 December 2023






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.

26 November


27 November

When Where What   Remarks
08:00 am - 05:00 pm  Esslingen University Lectures   By individual arrangement
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Restaurant Welcome Dinner    

28 November

When Where What   Remarks
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Esslingen University Lectures   By individual arrangement
03:00 pm - 06:00 pm Esslingen Visit Esslingen Christmas Market    

29 November

    When         Where         What                   Remarks    
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm          Esslingen University         Lectures                   By individual arrangement    
    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm         Stuttgart         Visit Mercedes Museum                        

30 November

When Where What   Remarks
08:00 am - 05:00 pm  Esslingen University Lectures   By individual arrangement
05:00 pm - 08:00 pm Esslingen Campus International Night    

1 December

When Where What   Remarks
08:00 am - 05:00 pm  Esslingen University Lectures   By individual arrangement
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Esslingen  Farewell Lunch    
03:00 pm - 06:00 pm Stuttgart Visit Esslingen Christmas Market    

2 December




Online Application Form


30 June

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! for the Wintersemester 2023/24