General competences of the graduate



General competences are part of the graduate student’s profile. Through the study process students do not only gain knowledge but they also develop the attitude towards an effective use of acquired knowledge and values. Based on these assumptions students develop abilities that enable them to express quality, success and effectiveness in a certain field. However, their values, views and beliefs remain still very important.

From a contents point of view, general competences can be classified as follows:

  • Training in research and evaluation methods, procedures and processes;
  • ability to autonomously obtain professional knowledge and integrate it with the existing knowledge;
  • development of communication skills, in particular in an international and intercultural environment (in mother tongue and foreign languages);
  • development of ethic reflection and commitment to professional ethics;
  • development of cooperation and team work abilities in an international and intercultural environment;
  • ability to deal with concrete working problems by applying scientific methods and procedures.


During the 3rd level study Language and Interculturality students will develop the following general competences:

a. in the scientific-research area:

  • advanced training in scientific research methods applicable to a wider spectrum of problems in potentially changing circumstances;
  • text evaluation skills and development of critical reading/listening skills;
  • ability to apply a wide range of (qualitative and quantitative) research methods and a specific epistemological understanding of the relationship between " theory" and "practice" as well as flexible and critical use of (theoretical) knowledge in practice;
  • ability to autonomously evaluate the results and their contribution to the development in the field of languages and interculturality.

b. in the professional area:

  • ability of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural mediation on high communication levels in target language (C1 or C2 according to CEFR levels):
  • ability to search for new data, their interpretation and collocation in the scientific field of interest.

c. in the area of intercultural communication:

  • understanding individual values and value systems;
  • training in professional-ethic questions;
  • ability of scientific research and professional activities in a multilingual and multicultural environment;
  • orientation towards inclusive, non-discriminatory work and interculturality.

d. in the area of social contact and personal growth:

  • development of communication skills in particular with experts from other scientific fields;
  • general knowledge;
  • autonomy, self-criticism, self-examination and commitment to quality;
  • stimulated to search for continuous personal and professional growth;
  • strong commitment to professional ethics code and to ethics in general;
  • functioning in accordance with ethical values ​​and high sensitivity for ethical dilemmas and questions in exploring their own and other cultures;
  • software skills at advanced level.