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Audit helps with Internationalisation

The ASEM education secretariat, Newsletter October 2010

Germany's universities and universities of applied sciences want to become more international in their networks and increase their attractiveness for students and scientists from abroad. An audit teamaudit team
Each Audit team consists of three external advisors plus three HRK members ...
of experts will support the institutions to reach that goal by site visits, interviews and analysis of objectives and measures in practice.

The German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) presented the results of a pilot phase recently at the conference "Internationalisation in Practice: Challenges and Perspectives" in Berlin. The BMBF is funding the project until the end of 2013 with around 2.6 million Euros. In the course of the project, the universities will increasingly contribute and will carry out the audit themselves as from 2013.

During a pilot phase last year, six universities took part in the audit: Bielefeld University, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, the University of Göttingen, the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Ten times as many had applied. For the second project phase, which began on 1 September 2010, some 45 further universities are chosen for participation.

Click here to view the website of the ASEM education secretariat