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MalmöUniversity

As part of the new joint International Social Work programme developed between the HES-SO Valais-Wallis (Switzerland), the Department of Social Work of the University of Malmö (Sweden) and the University of Social Work of Osnabrück (Germany), ten students from the HES-SO Valais-Wallis (Switzerland), who are studying for a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, travelled to Malmö to meet their Swedish and German counterparts in order to exchange ideas and acquire knowledge about social policies in Europe.

These Swiss students attended the second module "Social Work: Social Policy and Welfare - Learning from Others" at the Department of Social Work at Malmö University in Sweden as part of the International Social Work specialisation. The students gained in-depth insights into theory and practice of social work in Germany, England, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland. Topics such as social work with ageing persons, different European welfare systems or local and global approaches in social work were dealt with in a reflective way. 

The International Social Work specialisation is a cooperation between the School of Social Work of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, the Department of Social Work of Malmö University and the School of Social Work of the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. Ten students from each of the three universities take part in three two-week English-language modules at the respective universities. The School of Social Work of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is responsible for Module 1 "Children's Rights". 

Nicole Langenegger Roux, Director of the School of Social Work of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, visited the students at the Department of Social Work of Malmö University together with Prof. Barbara Waldis and Prof. Stefanie Kurt who are in charge of the specialisation. They were able to see the innovation of the specialisation as well as the high quality of the teaching content and the students' oral presentations on site.


Contact:
Barbara Waldis
Stefanie Kurt