HOST International

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Welcome to Hochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences! Are you thinking about studying here? Or are you interested in a period of study or internship abroad? Are you a university lecturer or staff member who would like to find out more about staff mobility as part of research, teaching or professional development, or about starting an international university partnership? Then HOST International's service ist just what you have been looking for! On the following pages we provide you information about our University's international relations.

International Office

The Incoming Coordinator at the International Office, is the first point of contact at HOST for international students. The Incoming Coordinator provides information and looks after you prior to, during and after your period of study or internship at our University. Students from abroad receive support for preparing and organizing their studies and for social integration in the University town of Stralsund.

Office hours (online and by appointment only):

Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. via gotomeeting

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Further appointments and in urgent cases consultation on site by arrangement.


Wencke Wendlandt

Incoming Coordinator

Phone: +49 3831 45 6533
Room: 128, Building 1
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Office hours (online and by appointment only):

Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Further appointments and in urgent cases consultation on site by arrangement.

The Outgoing Coordinator at the International Office helps students at HOST to plan and organize periods of stay abroad and advises them about financing opportunities. She holds regular information events. Our tip: arrange for an individual first consultation about 1.5 years prior to your planned departure.

Office hours:
The Outgoing Office is currently available by phone on Monday and Wednesday between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and online (with appointment) via gotomeeting on Tuesday and Thursday between 11:30 and 13:30.

Janine Ketel and Xu Xiao

Outgoing Coordinators

Phone: +49 3831 45 6607
Room: 126, Building 1
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Office hours:

by telephone: Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

online (by appointment only):

Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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The accountant supports the head of international office as well as the outgoing and incoming coordinators. Especially in the fields of financing and documentation of the programs that are managed by the international office.


Ines Plantikow



Phone: 03831 - 45 6607
Room: 127, Building 1
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The International Office is basically HOST's "Foreign Office". This is where everything comes together so that we are able to offer you the best international opportunities.

Main tasks:

  • Development and implementation of an Internationalization Strategy
  • Development and maintenance of university partnerships
  • Development and maintenance of national and international networks
  • Governance of student mobility and related language, preparation and supervision offers
  • University coordination of Erasmus+ and other multi-university externally funded projects (DAAD, Ministry for Education etc.), applications and governance of central programmes and projects
  • Service for schools: support/advice e.g. for summer schools, international degree courses, double degrees, external funding applications
  • Lecturer and staff mobility
  • Management of the Internationalisation Commission
  • Public relations

Office hours: by arrangement

Caroline Neumann

Head of International Office

Phone: +49 3831 457 052
Room: 101, Building 1
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European Policy Statement (EPS)

European Policy Statement (EPS) of Hochschule Stralsund: University of Applied Sciences

(Last revised: 26 May 2020 as agreed by the Rectorate)

UAS Stralsund is committed to both the Renewed EU Agenda and the four strategic goals of the European Education Area and considers itself to be welcoming to persons of all origin. It has signed the German Diversity Charter and pledges its commitment to support the integration of all status groups through the provision of equal chances and opportunities. HOST is aware of its responsibility within the European educational landscape and the associated effect it has on the region, as well as the resulting interdependencies. Making it possible for the region to experience internationalisation is an important contribution the University can make toward society.

Strategic Basis for the Internationalisation of HOST

HOST is able to base its activities for international development on a sturdy foundation. The strengthening and expansion of the international profile is and will remain one of the University’s key areas of strategic activity. HOST is thus pursuing the long-term goal of creating an environment for international practice-oriented teaching and research in a European educational landscape that is both productive and warm-hearted.

This goal is supported by four central pillars:

  1. Qualitative consolidation of the international network
  2. Digitisation
  3. Internationalisation of the practice components
  4. Internationalisation@Home

Participation in the Erasmus+ network is essential for each of these pillars. The Erasmus partnerships are the pivot of HOST’s international network. The practice-oriented education that is aided by (international) projects and compulsory excursions in degree courses that are predominantly internationally oriented, some obligatory internships abroad, as well as the establishment and extension of collaboration with international practice partners would be hard to imagine without Erasmus+. Traditionally, HOST has close ties to several higher education institutions in Europe, but also in Latin America and Asia. UAS Stralsund feels it is particularly closely linked to the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe. The faculties’ collaboration activities with European higher education institutions are regularly evaluated, subsequently leading to recommendations for their continuation or adjustment.

The quantitative and qualitative development of internationalisation at HOST is centrally, yet not entirely, based around the mobility of the members of the university community. After all, the mobility of students, members of teaching staff and all other members of staff – both going abroad and coming to Stralsund – is at the heart of the so-called “Internationalisation@Home” - i.e. the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions in the University’s teaching, research and administration. This, in turn, forms the basis for a successful further internationalisation of the entire institution, because the resulting interaction has an immediate positive effect on the qualitative and quantitative goals and the international atmosphere at HOST.

The digitisation of the programme management, teaching, supervision and provision of advice plays a prominent role in removing obstacles and encouraging mobility. This not only supports the traditional “outgoing and incoming mobility”, but also the consolidation of digital abilities, the goal of inclusive education, as well as “green mobility”. Mobility, internationalisation and sustainability are thus linked on multiple levels.

The University’s efforts in the digitisation of the Erasmus programme have a particularly positive effect. The further development of the institution receives additional impulses – whether in teaching, in administration or in means of communication. This is definitely a key to successful, modern internationalisation. Furthermore, digital offers help provide all persons with access to the University. This is supported by HOST’s participation in the state-wide project “Inclusive University”.