Seit zehn Jahren übertragen Übersetzerinnen und Übersetzer am Germersheimer Fachbereich Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft (FTSK) Werke aus dem Deutschen ins Arabische. (Foto: Britta Hoff) TRANSLATION

German literature is popular in the Arab World

The year 2019 marks a decade of collaboration between Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Kalima section of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi. Together they are working on translating works of German literature into Arabic. A pool of translators was established at the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies (FSTK) in Germersheim, and 142 titles have been successfully produced since then.


German-Polish success stories

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has a long tradition of contact and exchange with Poland. For decades now there have been close connections with a number of Polish universities. Groundbreaking collaborations and the unique JGU Poland Fellowship are examples of the special relationship with this European neighbor. Adam Seredynski came to Mainz in 2006 as part of a double degree program between SGH Warsaw and JGU – and he ended up staying a bit longer than expected.

Professor Martina Schrader-Kniffki of the JGU Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies in Germersheim is organizing the new Translation of Indigenous Languages course. (photo: Britta Hoff)TRANSLATION STUDIES, LINGUISTICS, AND CULTURAL STUDIES

New degree course focusing on the translation of indigenous languages

In cooperation with the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is planning to launch a specialized degree course in translation and interpreting of Mexican indigenous languages. Professor Martina Schrader-Kniffki of the JGU Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies (FTSK) in Germersheim is in charge of the project, which is currently entering a decisive phase.

Zhiyuan Wang had the opportunity to work on his own project in a nuclear physics research group at Mainz University. (photo: Peter Pulkowski)PRISMA CLUSTER OF EXCELLENCE

Attractive internship program for young talent

A special internship program regularly succeeds in getting talented young people to come to PRISMA, the Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). Seven students were welcomed this summer. Zhiyuan Wang is one of them. He took the opportunity to work on his own project in nuclear physicist Professor Dmitry Budker's team.

The Europe-wide ERASMUS program also features offers for teaching staff and other university personnel. (photo: Peter Pulkowski)JGU INTERNATIONAL

ERASMUS scholarships for teaching staff and personnel

The ERASMUS training program was introduced in 1987 by the European Union. Since then, it has promoted the internationalization of the educational landscape on many levels. ERASMUS is primarily directed at students. But also teaching staff and other university personnel can benefit from the program. This aspect plays a major role at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. 

IMB International Summer School 2015 INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

A summer vacation with top researchers

The International Summer School (ISS) organized by the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz offers students from around the world an opportunity to participate in an exceptional program. Every year IMB selects a small group of budding scientists from hundreds of applicants and, next to lectures, directly involves them in current research projects for a period of six weeks. The Mainz University Medical Center and the Faculty of Biology of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) also participate in this project which contributes towards enhancing Mainz's reputation as an international science hub.


Help of all kinds

Welcome to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz! – The sentence is easy to say. Foreign scientists and researchers often have to clear a lot of hurdles before they can feel at home in Germany. The Welcome Center at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) helps them – in every way.

Dr. Sigrid Rieuwerts (photo: Peter Pulkowski) JGU INTERNATIONAL

An advocate of German in Scotland

She founded the Society for Scottish Studies in Europe and is the head of the largest Sir Walter Scott research program. She acts as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament and set up an internship program that brings students of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) to Scottish schools. It is remarkable what Dr. Sigrid Rieuwerts has already achieved in terms of promoting the relationship between Germany and Scotland.

Professor Sönke Neitzel (l.) and Dr. Falko Bell (r.) (photo: Peter Pulkowski)JGU INTERNATIONAL

Mainz history student receives Scottish-German double PhD

Falko Bell is the first student to be awarded his doctorate at Glasgow and Mainz simultaneously. The award is the current high point of a close cooperation between the Departments of History at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Professor Sönke Neitzel is the driver behind the project.

(photo: Academy for Foreign Coaches)JGU INTERNATIONAL

Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz celebrates record course

Twelve scholarship holders from Africa, Asia, and South America take their leave: The 35th degree course of the Academy for Foreign Coaches at the Institute of Sports Science at Mainz University has ended. Another chapter in the success story of this extraordinary institution has been written.


Learning in the land of freedom and narrow lanes

The German language is not difficult and it even can make fun to learn it – this is the motto promoted by Michaela Küper and her team. They welcomed 115 participants from 31 nations at this year's 64th International Summer Course at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), who were eager to discover not only the German language, but also the country.