Intercultural and international competencies play an essential role in both private and professional life. WHU promotes these key competences in all areas of the Business School, including academic programs, research, executive education and company contacts. The WHU community on both Campus Vallendar and Campus Düsseldorf includes people with diverse cultural backgrounds and of different nationalities. In recent years WHU has extended its commitment to internationality and has increased its share of international faculty, students and staff. While WHU is based in Germany the Business School sees itself as part of an international community.