Author Archives: Alison Haywood

About Alison Haywood

Seattle native, Hamburg local. Passionate about travel, music, language, culture. Speaks English, German. Twitter/Instagram: @alison_haywood

Hamburg, port of dreams: a trip to the emigration museum

It’s a well-known fact that the 19th and 20th centuries saw unprecedented waves of immigration, with millions of Europeans sailing across the Atlantic ocean to start new lives in the Americas. It is perhaps lesser known that for many of … Continue reading

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Pupils present MeCoDem poster projects

After spending the semester working on social science research projects in small groups, students of the Media, Conflict and Democratisation classes presented their findings on January 27 in the form of posters.

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Alum Ines Drefs returns to Hamburg to share MeCoDem research

Ines Drefs can’t get enough of the Mundus program. After graduating in 2009, she keeps returning to Hamburg university – first as a professor, now as a guest lecturer. Drefs visited the Hamburg specialism’s Media, Conflict and Democratization class on … Continue reading

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Exploring Hamburg’s various Christmas markets

One of the biggest draws of Germany in the wintertime are the different Christmas markets that spring up in almost every town, and Hamburg is no exception. Germany’s second-largest city has dozens of different Christmas markets, all with unique themes … Continue reading

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Hamburg students meet media professionals during annual Berlin trip

The Career Coaching class of the Hamburg specialism is primarily designed to help students select and pursue different career paths their Mundus degree and professional background have prepared them for. In between CV workshops and practice job interviews are regular … Continue reading

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A very Mundus reunion

One rainy weekend in October, more than 200 Mundusians from all over the globe gathered together at a conference center in Amsterdam for the first ever Mundus class reunion.

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Analytical Journalism: The last task from the first year

The final course of the first program year in Aarhus, Denmark is Analytical Journalism, which teaches students a specific technique for writing long-form analytical journalistic works. After learning about political science and power struggles, globalisation and new media, the last … Continue reading

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