International Staff Exchange Week

Best Practices in Administration and Our Learnings in Times of Covid-19

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 & Wednesday, 23 September 2020


Corona Update: 
Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, our Staff Week will be offered as a digital event with presentations and exchange via video and chat. After your registration, you will receive futher information a few weeks in advance to have enough time for necessary preparations.


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) welcomes administrative staff of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to its International Staff Exchange Week, showcasing best practices in administration and our learnings in times of Covid-19 at JGU and beyond. During our 2-day program, you will have the opportunity to learn from best practices in various fields of administration and to network 

At the end of the training week, participants will have gained a better understanding of best practices in administration for expanding their resourcefulness on current challenges within their working environment. In light of the ongoing pandemic, a special focus will be on reflecting on how to cope best with current and future demands. As part of the week you will have the opportunity to explore key topics that are impacting Higher Education across Europe and also to discuss, share andnetwork with colleagues from different countries.  

Participation in the scheduled program is free of charge. The program is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the project “LOB”( at JGU. LOB is a university-wide project which serves as a platform for enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at JGU.  

This program is for you, if you

  • are working as administrative staff at your HEI (within a faculty, study management, family services, equality, diversity, accessibility, mental health services or other), and
  • are involved in working with students.

Are you facing challenges in your current role and are you looking for solutions? If so, we look forward to your application and to welcoming you soon.