Overview of foreign universities which offer subjects close focuse on our study in the field of Outdoor Activities (Outdoor Studies, Outdoor Life, Outdoor Education ....) and are suitable for students studying study programme Outdoor Activities at our faculty:
The newly developed two-year masters degree programme in Transcultural European Out-door Studies (TEOS) offered by the Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany, coordinating uni-versity), the University of Cumbria (England) and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo (Norway) is a response to the fact that outdoor practice and the pedagogy connected with it has gained tremendous significance in all industrial countries in recent years.
The degree programme has been designed as a peregrinatio academica, in which a study group remains together throughout the whole course of studies and spends a semester each at one of the three universities above. This organisational frame quite consciously picks up the metaphor of travelling, not as a reminder of a past phase of European university history, but to illustrate the process of temporarily leaving one culture and entering another - the transition, in fact. To read about a culture and study it from books is one thing, to experience it first-hand is quite another.
The profile graduates thus acquire will enable them to take on leadership and planning tasks especially on a conceptional level in outdoor centres, in youth work and in clubs, in schools development, in personnel development or in companies of the outdoor industry.