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INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE: My experience with refugees

Immigration By 13 December, 2015 No Comments

By Silvia Mingarelli 

The role of the mediator is complex because it is not only to translate and interpret; There are many other issues at stake. Intercultural competence is needed. I worked for a long time in Italy, Perugia as intercultural mediator in schools. Our interventions relate mostly socio-economically disadvantaged migrants and applicants for international protection.

REFUGEES: The roots of prejudice in the fight for jobs

Immigration By 5 October, 2015 No Comments

by Robin Chater – Secretary-General of the Federation of International Employers and Stefanie Claudia Müller

Accroding to the book “The Roots of Prejudice” by Arnold Rose prejudice is essentially a rational reaction to a world where demand for opportunities outstrips supply. If you are a white male and you can persuade your employer to consider females and non-white job applicants as inherently inferior then your own chances of securing a desired job are immediately increased. 

GERMAN LABOUR MARKET: Immigrants are welcome

Immigration, Jobs By 4 October, 2015 No Comments

Finding a full-time job in Germany as a foreigner can be tough. While the number of international graduates is constantly increasing and a majority of them wishes to stay in Germany to work, only 25 percent succeed in finding full-time employment. Antti Kapanen from the HTW Berlin is an expert on this topic.  In the six-week online course “Employability”students and graduates in Germany get concrete tools to be succesful in the jobsearch.


Immigration, Jobs, Study By 29 September, 2015 No Comments

Interview by Deike Ricardo with Antti Kapanen, the MBA&E Programme Manager at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin

In October 2015, the MBA&E at the HTW Berlin will start offering a new business engineering specialisation in Lean Management. The specialisation is built upon the programme’s tested business engineering curriculum, developed since 2007.