The basic fundamentals of teaching include interdisciplinarity, permeability and internationality. We promote personal development in the sense of social responsibility and effectiveness. We support all students based on their individual situation.
In teaching, we encourage students to work independently, take a source-critical approach to data and information, and examine both our own and others’ work output in an honest, transparent way.
All teachers are required to regularly evaluate their classes, continually improve them, and update their content where necessary.
The university arranges university didactics measures for teachers. By using digital technologies for teaching and learning, the university ensures a modern education tailored to the requirements of a digitalised society.
All professors are required to contribute to scholarly development and scientific discourse in their subject area. Research is a central component of professorial activities.
Structured work with methods recognised in the relevant disciplines, academic publishing and rational discussion, objective criticism, and critical faculties shape our research work and are key components of our teaching.
We are guided by the German Research Foundation's recommendations for ensuring good scientific practice. Neutrality and transparency in funding, contracting authorities and potential conflicts of interest form the basis of all research activities at the university. The member of the President’s Office responsible for research and the representative ensuring good scientific practice offer assistance in complying with these rules and mediate any conflicts.
Scientific misconduct in publications by university members is formally reprimanded by the research board once the allegations have been reviewed. Attempted cheating and severe cases of scientific misconduct, e.g. in Bachelor's or Master’s theses, will be punished by the Boards of Examiners.
All university employees are encouraged to actively promote the university’s image as a scientific institution that offers added value to the region. We avoid activities that could compromise the university’s scientific aspirations or damage the university’s image as an educational institution.
All university members are required to get actively involved in university committees and to apply their interests to the university’s developments via these committees.