Writing Symposium 2016

On April 7-8, 2016, the TUM Language Center hosted the Writing Symposium 2016: Supporting L2 Writing at German-Language Universities. This was the third consecutive year of this bilingual symposium, which was held in Lüneburg in 2014 and in Osnabrück in 2015.

The conference brought together 150 educators and administrators from across the German-speaking university landscape to examine and debate the many complexities of learning, teaching, and supporting great writing in a multicultural, multilingual environment.

This year's conference featured keynote lectures in German and English along with a panel discussion with three TUM Professors. Enjoy the conference videos below, and visit the website of the Writing Symposium 2017 at Justus Liebig University in Giessen.

Keynote: "How to Get Published in Nature: What Are the Top Journals Really Looking For?"

Dr. Leslie Sage
Senior Editor, Physical Sciences, Nature

Keynote: "Internationalisierung der Hochschulen ohne Mehrsprachigkeit?"

Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych
Herder-Institut, Universität Leipzig

Panel Discussion: "What is Good Scientific Writing?"

Prof. Gunther Friedl (TUM School of Management)
Prof. Jonathan Finley (TUM Physics)
Prof. Klaus Diepold (TUM Elec. & Comp. Eng.)
Dr. Leslie Sage (Physical Sciences, Nature)
Rose Jacobs (English Writing Center at TUM)

Writing Symposium 2016: Reflections and Impressions

Enjoy a brief montage of experiences from this year's conference, featuring 150 participants and guests and 30+ workshops in both English and German.