What do we stand for?
We are guided by the educational ideal of a versatile and well educated young person who
- is ready to take responsibility,
- understands leadership as a service to his community and society,
- is capable of a change of perspective and of questioning his or her own construction of reality,
- is able to look "behind the scenes" of the apparently self-explanatory on the basis of profound expertise and a corresponding academic education,
- is willing to transcend inner and outer boundaries and to engage with new and unfamiliar experiences
and has thus acquired the ability to independently develop his or her personality in the sense of lifelong learning.
We are guided by the ideal of a university teacher by vocation, who
- participates in this development (also beyond the completion of studies), promotes and challenges it,
- has a passion for academic achievement and teaching of excellence and passes this on to the students,
- sees the university less as a place of instruction and more as a space for enabling students' own learning experiences and competence development,
- is curious and interested in interdisciplinary exchange with colleagues and interdisciplinary research,
- enjoys innovation and experimentation
- is willing to understand the didactic and methodological challenge of passing on experience and knowledge as a joint construction of reality between teacher and learner and at the same time as an opportunity for his or her own further development.
We act on the assumption of the ideal of a university that
- – literally – considers itself a service provider for the students, the economy and society,
- through its competitive orientation, seismographically detects developments and trends and
- integrates them into its research and teaching – thus becoming a marketplace for the requirements of those who have a demand for education on the one hand and the requirements of those who have a demand for qualified employees on the other.