Students from the Universities of Cork and Cologne welcome you to our website. We hope you enjoy it.

As part of a twinning project between the colleges in 2015- 2016 two student groups came together and worked throughout a semester in a virtual Irish-German Classroom.  Our aim was to develop intercultural learning skills through the use of digital skills and an on-line intercultural exchange.

The aim of the project was to develop an Irish-German module in 2015-2016 which facilitated intercultural learning in bi- and intercultural teams in Cork and Cologne.

Working synchronously and virtually, students in Cork and Cologne first received input from experts in their fields, both Irish (Dr C. O’Reilly, G. Cotter, M.A., MSc) and German (Professor S. Stumpf, S. Gruttauer, M.A.), in the areas of intercultural learning and intercultural communication, working in teams, living and studying abroad and digital skills in the humanities, before being assigned to groups with members from both Cork and Cologne to undertake a group project.

The projects captured students’ experiences as well as their views on their cities, their places of study and other areas such as food, and the Arts, both in written and digital format.


Students worked in one of seven teams; thematically the projects covered the following lines of inquiry:

Education Systems in Cork & Cologne

Food A German Irish Project


Living in Cork Living in Cologne

Music and Arts


Student Life in Cork and Cologne