Within the research-oriented teaching program, students have an opportunity to develop and process research questions in different teaching and learning formats, thereby acquiring research competencies on a targeted basis. A generic competence model consisting of research skills and content knowledge that transcends the cultures of individual disciplines supports the link between research and teaching, defines the goals of research-oriented teaching, and forms the basis for evaluating those goals.
Alongside targeted inclusion of junior scholars and scientists, research alliances and research institutions not affiliated with academia are also included in the research-oriented teaching program. The program is currently in the pilot phase, during which a range of experiences are being logged as research-oriented teaching is implemented. During this process, researchers can receive support in the form of training, skill building, and advising options.