The Department of German as a Foreign Language received the Special Award for Exemplary Networking on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb).
FAU launched the schnell digital! programme at the beginning of summer semester 2020. The aim was to help teaching staff and teaching institutions rise to the challenge of designing a teaching concept tailored to meet the requirements imposed by the global pandemic at extremely short notice.
During the ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Language Centre, Vice President Education Prof. Dr. Bärbel Kopp presented the FAU Distinguished Service Medal to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Koller on behalf of the Executive Board. This award recognises the achievements of Prof. Dr. Koller over the many years he was head of the Language Centre.
As part of the smart-vhb funding 2019/20, the Language Centre has been granted €350,000 to create 166 multimedia-based units for Spanish, German, Italian and French.