Since 2012, Russian and German students meet each year in spring and summer to inform one another and exchange information on Russian and European topics of domestic and foreign policy, history, and culture.
The Department of European Studies and International Relations cooperates with The European Academy in Otzenhausen (EAO), the Centre for German and European Studies (CGES) at St. Petersburg University, Bielefeld University, and Koblenz-Landau University. The events are supported by the Stiftung Deutsch-Russischer Jugendaustausch.
During the summer, the European Summer Academy in Otzenhausen takes place whereby the Russian students fly to Germany. The return exchange is in the Spring when German students from the Universities Würzburg, Bielefeld, and Koblenz-Landau travel to Saint Petersburg and take part in the Russian Spring Academy with their fellow Russian students.