Semester module: Inter- & Transculturalism within the Professional Context

During the spring semester, Bern University of Applied Sciences will be running a module entitled ‘Inter- and Transculturalism within the Professional Context’. This is open to all BFH students. The programme is equivalent to 2 ECTS credits (60 hours of study) and counts towards the BFH Certificate of Global Competence.

Here you'll find the key information:


Semester module ‘Inter- and Transculturalism within the Professional Context’

6.15 pm–9.30 pm

23.02.2021 Briefing – obligatory presence
02.03.2021 Theory
09.03.2021 Self study
16.03.2021 Guest 1
23.03.2021 Guest 2
30.03.2021 Guest 3
06.04.2021 Guest 4
13.04.2021 Self study
20.04.2021 Blockwoche 4 (HAFL) - no classes
27.04.2021 Guest 5
04.05.2021 Self study
11.05.2021  Synthesis
18.05.2021 Self study
25.05.2021 Self study
01.06.2021 Blockwoche 5 (HAFL) - no classes
08.06.2021 Self study
10.06.2021 Hand in your essay this Thursday
15.06.2021 Oral exam, obligatory presence


Online (Teams) until April 16th.
From April 26th to June 15th: to be defined, in Bern or online (decision will be taken mid-March).


Concepts of culture, cultural changes, intercultural communication, intercultural collaboration in organisations and businesses. See Module description

Study language


Head of module

Christine Jurt (School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences)


Portfolio (70%), presentation (30%)


Students from all disciplines at BFH, BFH visiting students (spring semester 2020). Priority is given to students taking the Certificate of Global Competence.

More information

- organizational: Valentine Allemann (HAFL)
- content: Christine Jurt (HAFL)


Till 10.01.2021
By registering, you are committing to attend the module, if you are selected. If you are selected and do not attend, you will ‘fail’ the module.
The selection criteria are listed in the Module description.

Semester module credit for BFH students

All departments at BFH count the semester module towards the Certificate of Global Competence.

  • For AHB, TI and HAFL, the semester module counts as 2 ECTS credits towards the regular study programme (180 ECTS), with additional registration on IS-Academia (by the Student Administration).
  • For EHSM and the Department of Social Work, the semester module counts as 2 ECTS credits towards the regular study programme (180 ECTS) as an equivalent (without registration on IS-Academia).
  • For the Department of Health Professions, the semester module counts as 2 ECTS credits in addition to the regular study programme.
  • Bern University of the Arts and the Business Department: Contact the responsible International Office for details.

Students from partner universities should contact their Head of Degree Programme to find out how their institution recognises the semester module.