The three-day event took place at Trostberg, a town in the district of Traunstein, in Bavaria, Germany. Accompanied by Tobias Bendzko (Academic Council) and Walter Dachaga (Program Coordinator), the students engaged in various activities ranging from communal cooking, cultural evenings, trust and cooperation games, presentation skills, solving geospatial puzzles for scavenger hunts, to team bonding and cultural sensitivity games. These activities gave students of the different year groups the opportunity to get to know each other and share experiences in the program, work in teams and across cultures, exchange ideas and expertise, learn presentation skills and familiarize with coordinates and spatial data.
From the Chair’s perspective, the team building weekend was an opportunity to interact with the students and get feedback on the MSc Land Management and Geospatial Science program as well as on research, teaching and learning in the Chair. Therefore, the last day of the event featured a feedback session, in which the students shared their expectations, experiences, challenges and suggestions for improving teaching and learning in the Master’S program.
We wish to thank all the students for their open-mindedness towards each other and the constructive feedback for the betterment of programs in our Chair.