International Teaching Week 2021: Global digital classrooms
The next International Teaching Week (ITW) is starting on April 12, 2021, and due to the pandemic, will feature as "Global digital classrooms". For two weeks (or even longer), more than 20 international guest lecturers from as many different countries will join Hof university teaching staff in delivering excellent digital teaching.
All international guest lecturers are matched with professors and teaching staff from Hof and their contributions are part of our students' regular lectures. Some guest lecturers bring their own students, setting up small-scale projects and case studies that need to be solved in cooperation with students from Hof.
Guest lecturers in the Department of Computer Science
Prof. Joseph Oakes, PennState Abington, USA
Together with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heym from Hof University, Prof. Oakes teaches in the joint project "Challenge NR0".
In small international teams (4-6 persons), the students develop a small Webshop application. In order to level up all participants the following technologies will be taught: Node.js, Express, NPM, VS Code, Mongo, Mongoose, React, Fastify and RESTful API.
Dr. Eelco Herder, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Dr. Eelco Herder offers guest lectures on requirements engineering for 2nd semester business informatics students, information systems for 1st semester computer science students, and recommender systems for 4th semester students.
Mr Nussipbekov is teaching Applied Machine Learning in a co-teaching project with Prof. Dr. Sebastian Leuoth from Hof University.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leonid Mylnikov, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mylnikov presents a series of classes named «Information Approach in Corporate Management» which includes four parts:
Progress tasks in organizational systems and selection of goals
Basics of benchmarking
Ranking and selection of alternatives
Processes and structure description
Prof. Dr. Manolis Tzagarakis, University of Patras, Greece
Prof. Dr. Manolis Tzagarakis provides guest lectures on computer architecture, hardware and operating systems for first semester computer science students and multithreading in Java for second semester business informatics students.
Guest lecturers in the Engineering Department
Dr. Stefano Pandini, University of Brescia, Italy
The short course Viscoelasticity of polymers covers the main aspects regarding the viscoelastic behaviour of polymeric materials, with particular reference to the effects of time and temperature on the mechanical behaviour of polymers.
The short course Smart polymers and shape memory polymers offers an overview on the peculiar behaviour of smart, or stimuli-responsive, polymers, with particular reference to the most studied family, that is shape memory polymers, but also to other classes of smart polymers (thermally-responsive polymers, light-responsive polymers, smart hydrogels, self-healing polymers).
Jorge A. Yescas Hernández PhD., UDLAP, Mexico
The aim of the lecture G-Code for rapid prototyping is to explain the way G-Code for 3D printing works and its potential use to solve problems, such as, the design of personalized products and lower cost manufacturing of metallic parametric objects.
Dr. Armin Zankel, Graz University of Technology, Austria
In this lecture, the broad field of electron micrsocopy is presented and its impact on science, technology and society is discussed. Ranging from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) over focussed ion beam (FIB) to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) the techniques are explained and several applications are presented. The focus lies on recent scientific results and methodic innovations.
Rafael Carrera Espinoza PhD., UDLAP, Mexico
The lecture Surface engineering for thin films aims to explain the production of thin films by means of PVD techniques, and their morphological characterization by using SEM-EDS techniques.
Prof. Oleh Levchenko, National Technical University of Ukraine
For our Master students in Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Levchenko teaches the simulation of hydraulic systems including an introduction to hydraulics and FluidSim and a project work for the students.
Geert De Clercq, University of Gent, Belgium
Geert De Clercq will talk about technical fabrics, tufting, carpet production and fantasy yarns. We benefit from his wealth of experience in these fields. In doing so, he deals with the production as well as the application of these products and the design possibilities.
Pablo Moreno Garibaldi PhD., UDLAP, Mexico
The goal of the lecture G-Code programming is to know the theoretical bases of the programming of CNC machines, with the purpose of generating, interpreting and modifying numerical control programs.
Guest lecturers in the Business Department
Prof. Thomas Metz, Kean University, USA
For the past five years, Kean University and Hof University have been cooperating in joint teaching projects together with partner companies. For this year´s project, we are looking forward to the cooperation with the company Frenzelit, a family-owned company from Upper Franconia and a global player known for its innovative products for general industry and automotive industry applications. The students from both universities will analyze the North American market for Frenzelit and develop strategic recommendations for the company to enter this market with their products.
The students are working in mixed teams (Germans and Americans) and present their results to the company representatives. The students have to manage a practice-oriented consulting project autonomously in an international context; thereby they are gaining valuable experiences for their career both professionally and personally.
Dauren Askarov, International IT University Almaty, Kazakhstan
Mr Askarov is teaching our International Management students on the following topics:
Modern Global world - a blessing or a danger?
Cultural differences: obstacles or opportunities for global business
Daniel Semyraz, Universidad Blas Pascal, Argentina
The lecture Political, economic and social relations between Latin America and Europe is part of our advanced Spanish language training. The teaching program aims to strengthen the use of the Spanish language (heard and spoken) by the students, based on the analysis of an agenda of shared interest for Latin America and Europe, e.g. the agreement between Mercosur and the European Union in 2019.
In the lecture Comprehensive financial policy in the company, Mr Semyraz teaches basic concepts on corporate finance. The students are provided with a comprehensive approach to the financial decisions of a company and their strategic implications.
Prof. Dr. Marc Löhr, Yamaguchi University, Japan
For our students in the Master's program Marketing Management, Prof. Dr. Löhr is lecturing on Industrial Goods Marketing and Technical Sales. In addition, he is also teaching Basics in Marketing for our freshman students in business administration.
Angela Jeon-Huh, PennState Abington, USA
Together with Rona McGeoch and Adriana Matei from Hof University's language center, Angela Jeon-Hun is offering a joint teaching assignment on Migration and Citizenship and their Effects on Companies. Students from PennState Abington and from Hof will be working together in mixed groups on the analysis and discussion of newspaper articles focusing on migration, both in a US and in a European context. Each group will then put together a short video presenting their findings. The project will be rounded off with a group discussion and feedback session.
Contact us for further information
International Office / Student and Career Services International Office