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International Days in Social Work 5 - 9 June 2017 | School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences, Linz

Crossroads in Social Work - Embracing Diversity

As people are becoming increasingly mobile in a globalized world, more and more individuals are finding themselves uprooted and thrown into a completely new environment, struggling to rebuild their existences many times over and to find consistency in the midst of the most radical changes. Globalization has ushered in an age of vastly increased diversity – for some, a spectre of limitless proportions…for others, a welcome chance to clearly recognize, beyond all differences, that which is essentially human. What can social work do to help people embrace their fellow human beings, to embrace the diversity of humankind?

The Department of Social Work and the International Office Linz are inviting teachers and students to join us for a 5-day programme of lectures, workshops and cultural activities - offering everyone chance to meet people from different countries and to look at Social Work from an international and intercultural perspective. In addition, we will visit social organisations active in a variety of different areas, such as child and family welfare, immigration or homelessness.


Students who join and complete the programme will receive up to 2 ECTS.


The application is closed. Thank you for registering to our event. We are looking forward to welcome many international guests in Linz soon.


The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is able to cover some of the spending but we need to charge you a portion of costs. Therefore participants will be asked to pay the following fees:

Participation fee for the International Days June 6th to June 9th, 2017 – 50,-- Euro per student and lecturer.

The fee will cover costs such as welcome and farewell lunch/dinner, weekly-pass for public transport Linz, etc.

Participation fee for the optional cultural trip to Hallstatt/Dachstein mountain, June 5th, 2017 – 30,-- Euro/student and 50,-- Euro/lecturer.

 Travel costs, costs for lodging and meals (apart of the welcome and farewell dinner) are to be covered by the participants.

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