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We support teaching and learning at Viadrina.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) supports teaching and learning at the university as a central unit. In accordance with the university's mission statement on teaching, and together with the faculties as well as central institutions, we develop support structures and offers that help students with the preparation for university and during their studies. We provide seminars and workshops on key competencies, practical and soft skills, learning materials and tools for self-organized learning, as well as advice on individual needs. The aim is to provide the best possible support for studying and to prepare students for their professional life. ⇒ Offers for students.

Additionally, the ZLL supports teachers in the conception of courses and offers didactic and organizational assistance and further training. We provide teaching material, technical guidance, and online resources. As a research-based institution, the ZLL is active in regional and international networks and transfers research results back to the university.

Current Matters

workshops and seminars (open link)

Invitation to the Presentation Day!

Join us on February 9, 2024, at 11:30 am in GD03, where graduates of the Peer Tutoring Training will present their public portfolios, marking the successful completion of their certification. You presence is warmly welcomed!
For any inquiries, please reach out to This event will be conducted in German.
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Kick-off fürs Studium: 28 September - 05 October 2023 - for students of all faculties


Get to know other students from different degree programmes, familiarise yourself with the university and discover the highlights of the city. Gain insights into science and teaching and shape the Viadrina from the very beginning. The event is in German.

You can find more information on our website for the Kick-Off.

The Center for Teaching and Learning participates in the ERUA Critical Thinking Workshop at Uni Konstanz, September 14th-15th, 2023

Flyer of the Workshop "Practical Approaches to Promoting Critical Thinking in Higher Education"

On September 14th & 15th teaching and academic support staff from six universities of the European Reform University Alliance (ERUA) met at the University of Konstanz for a workshop on “Practical Approaches to Promoting Critical Thinking in Higher Education”. Our colleagues Niki Kasis and Klaudia Kazana attended the workshop, gained insights into practical examples of colleagues and gave an input on Critical Thinking and Artificial Intelligence. 

group picture of participants of the ERUA Critical Thinking Workshop in Kostanz 2023

Workshop for teaching staff: Beyond the Rubric: Alternative Approaches to Grading


July 27th, 2023 14:00-15:00 Online (no registration needed)
Zoom Link

Rubrics are an effective tool for making your grading criteria clear. However, many other strategies exist. These approaches received renewed attention during the pandemic amidst pedagogical experiments to foster inclusivity, reduce stress, and motivate students online. In this short workshop, you will learn three popular new approaches to grading: specifications grading (in which students receive pass/fail grades), ungrading (in which students help set the evaluation criteria for their work), and contract grading (in which the writing process, not the product, is rewarded with a grade). We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each, including how the approaches are put to use in different disciplines. Leave with at least one idea you can incorporate into your grading practices

Application of the European Reform University Alliance (ERUA) accepted by the European Commission

Logo ERUAWith the new funding of the European Commission, Viadrina becomes a full member of the European Reform University Alliance (ERUA), will develop close institutional partnerships, promote further internationalization and implement various activities, e.g. in the field of teaching, research as well as student engagement.
Congratulations, Viadrina!
Media Information (in German)

The Center for Teachning and Learning at the University:Future Festival - Heads UP! April 26th - 28th, 2023

Anja Voigt receives a Certificate

Anja Voigt (Head of ZLL) receives the certificate of Hochschulforum Digitalisierung for Viadrina's participation in the strategic consulting 2021/22 from State Secretary Dr. Jens Brandenburg.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Scott (ZLL) gave a lecture on "The Future of Academic Writing and its Instruction in the Age of Artificial Intelligence".

Niki Kasis an Elena Schmid (ZLL) gave a Lightning Talk on "Shaping Universities together - Hochschulen gemeinsam gestalten" (in German).

Viadrina Peer-Tutoring Training is now available in English language - for students of all faculties

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The Center for Teaching an Learning offers a Peer-Tutoring Certificate Program for the development and promotion of key competences. The Certificate in Intercultural Learning is now available in English language! More information on the Viadrina Peer-Tutoring Certificate Program.

 Intercultural Learning for Global Engagement Online-Conference- for staff

Conference Intercultural Learning for Global Engagement March 27-31, 2023 (open external link)Intercultural Learning for Global Engagement Online-Conference of the International Network of Universities (INU) March 27th - 31st, 2023

⇒ Further INU offers for staff

Starting April 2023: Lunchtime Lessons - from students for students

Lunchtime Lessons

  • Mini workshops in 20 minutes,
  • every second Tuesday,13:30 in GD05
  • no registration required
  • in German & English (depending on participants)

Schedule & Information about the Lunchtime Lessons

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Small Teaching Workshop Series - for Teaching Staff

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Small intervention, big impact - this is the concept of small teaching (Lang, 2019; Flower and Lang, 2021). Instead of turning everything upside down, you can improve teaching more effectively - without spending a lot of time - by taking small steps. In this series of short workshops, you will get tips and tricks around active teaching and collect ideas that can be immediately implemented in your own teaching. The workshops can be attended as often as you like and can be credited within the didactics certificate.

Further Information

The Managment for Mortals - A Workshop 


Digital Higher Education

Not only the current situation but also the outlook on future teaching calls for the digitalisation of teaching methods or at least involvement of digital tools in higher eductation. Courses might not only be planned for face-to-face, but also as an online or hybrid teaching format, including blended learning. ⇒ Online teaching information and technical advices for lecturers.

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