The International Mission of the University is described in this mission document which has been approved by the President´s Board in 2009.
The Westphalian University of Applied Sciences sees itself as a regional university in a globalised world.
The following words represent a fundamental cornerstone of the university's self-concept:
"We open up the world for the region by bringing it to the region."
A quality-oriented internationalisation strategy is an essential component for the university's development. Education, training and research are all oriented towards internationalisation thereby underlining its importance through this process, internationalisation becomes a kind of representative cross-sectioning.
The university's vision for the field of international affairs is illustrated by the following characteristics:
Westphalian University of Applied Sciences graduates are qualified to be successfully employed in companies and organisations with international and national orientation, in global markets and in professions and fields of employment which carry a multi-cultural ethos.
Teaching is oriented towards the currentness of international knowledge and methods. It deliberately and selectively absorbs educational stimuli from other countries and other educational systems.
Modules in English are systematically integrated into selected courses which would otherwise be held in German.
The offer for students to undertake complete semesters in English also exists.
We are committed to the Code of Conduct for international students.