Competence Development through Interdisciplinary and International Cooperation from the Start (KI²VA)

KI²VA is a project funded as part of the Teaching Quality Pact and concerns itself with Competence Development through Interdisciplinary and International Cooperation from the Start.

With KI²VA, TU Darmstadt would like

  • to strengthen competence-oriented studies right from the introductory phase of the study program,
  • to ensure students are actively integrated, and
  • encourage more young people to take a course in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) over the long term.

The project is accompanied by a scientific evaluation.

Read more about the project here (in german).

More information, particularly about the first funding period, can also be found in the KIVA brochure (in german).

KI²VA areas of focus

KI²VA Mathematics strengthens mathematical service teaching and a competence-oriented review of teaching events.

KI²VA Visiting Professorships adds new innovative accents to teaching in terms of interdisciplinarity and internationality.

KI²VA Offices for Student Affairs aims to improve study organisation and the development of advisory services

KI²VA Tutoring Teaching improves the quality and quantity of tutoring teaching and the students acquire professional and social skills.

The KI²VA Study Projects feed into interdisciplinary work at the start of the course of study, whereby the students gain key insights into the methodology of their subject and acquire interdisciplinary skills.

KI²VA Bridge Concept aims to improve the start of the course of studies with structured, interlinked support and advisory services.

KI²VA cross-sectional topics

KI²VA Interdisciplinarity is devoted to the procedural, curricular and institutional entrenchment of interdisciplinary teaching.

With KI²VA Internationality, the needs of international students should be addressed to a greater extent and the internationalisation of TU Darmstadt increased overall.

KI²VA Gender and Diversity focuses on how diversity can be handled productively in everyday university life. The diversity among the members of TU Darmstadt with regard to their prerequisites should be recognised and the associated opportunities and potential exploited.