Academic Cooperation with the Arab World
In the context of the DIES-programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) organised an information visit to Germany for university presidents from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt.
The 14 presidents visited the Hochschule Coburg, Universität Bamberg and Technische Universität Ilmenau. The three universities represent different types of higher education institutions in Germany, a university of applied sciences, a university with the focus on humanities, social, cultural and language sciences and a technical oriented university.
The universities informed on their experience in cooperation with business and industry and presented examples of good praxis. Visits at companies showed the experience and perspective from the industry. An important role are playing the small and middle sized companies the backbone of German economy.