Reflection of Transcultural Collaboration

Irene Jancsy
Art Sciences and Art Education, Transcultural Studies
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04526


This course aims at introducing the concept of intercultural competence and exploring its practical implications in cross-cultural collaboration. The course starts with a brief introduction to the concepts of culture and the predominant models that describe cultural patterns and differences. The notions of intercultural competence and their applicability in global projects and culturally diverse teams are explored, with an emphasis on patterns that might emerge in the students' realities. Students will explore the practical application of the theoretical background in the form of exercises, case studies, scenarios, group work and debates in order to sharpen their awareness of their own cultural patterns and practice recognizing intercultural challenges and developing constructive ways to overcome them. In the course the multicultural composition of the student body will be used, if possible, as a “live” example to analyze challenges, share best practices, work on scenarios and develop intercultural competence together. Students will familiarize themseves with the concepts of inter-and transculturality, will be sensitized about their own cultural imprinting and become aware of approaches to manage cultural differences in intercultural teamwork and collaboration.

Examination Modalities

Examination and grading is based on the following parameters:

- Mandatory attendance to all classes (a successful completion requires at least 80%) of this course and of Theoretical Groundwork in Transcultural Collaboration.

- Active participation during class, excursions, guest lectures, and field trips

- Presentation of a case study


The course is open to students of CHCM (Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management).

The complete course consists of Reflection on Transcultural Collaboration and Theoretical Groundwork in Transcultural Collaboration.

The course takes place in an online format.

Key Words

intercultural, transcultural, cross-cultural, culture, diversity, collaboration


03 November 2022, 08:00–12:15
01 December 2022, 08:00–12:15
15 December 2022, 08:00–12:15

Course Enrolment

From 05 September 2022, 09:00 to 05 December 2022, 09:00
Via online registration

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Transcultural Studies 537/080.16

Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management (joint programme) (Master): Transcultural Conservation Teaching Workshop: Introduction into Transcultural Communication and Collaboration (Angewandte) 572/021.21

Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management (joint programme) (Master): Transcultural Conservation Teaching Workshop: Reflection of Transcultural Collaboration (Angewandte) 572/021.22

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible