International Program

Welcome to the International Program of the Department of Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Jena! We hope the following information is helpful and we would be happy to see you in Jena. In the past, more than 80 students of the faculty have spent a study period abroad. Almost 350 students have spent at least one practical semester in institutions, companies, etc. outside Germany. Students spent time in Groningen, Málaga, Athen and Helsinki among others.
The Department of Social Work is enthusiastic about international contacts and therefore maintains active and stable relations especially within the Socrates University Network of European Schools of Social Work, which was initiated during an international week 1998 in Groningen (NL) and the inaugural coordinators meeting in November of 1998 in Jena amongst others by Menno van Veen (Groningen) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Trenczek (Jena).


International University Week

Each year during the summer semesters the partners of the Socrates University Network simultaneously organise an English-language International University Week (IUW) at three different locations in Europe with participants (students and faculty) from all partner countries. For further Information click here


After more than 25 years Prof. Dr. Thomas Trenczek passed his responsibilities as Erasmus-Coordinator of the Department of Social Work onto Prof. Dr. Frederik von Harbou. For further information click here


Follow in the footsteps of Goethe, Schiller and other intellectuals and study in Jena! We love to welcome you at the University of Applied Sciences Jena.
Find information on our Bachelor and Masters Degrees here


Would you like to gain experience studying or doing an internship abroad? Add an outstanding intercultural understanding of social work to your cv? Find more information here

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