Program News

Dec 12, 2019

Fulbright travel grants

„Your university offers direct partnership programs with US universities? You would like to participate but the expenses are too high? Why not apply for a Fulbright Germany travel grant? We help you with the travel costs. In return, you get to experience US campus life and come back to Germany with a deeper understanding of US culture.

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Dec 09, 2019

Educational Experts continue their learning journey in Berlin

Learning Journey: This week, 25 German and US senior leaders from universities and ministries are exploring the impact of digitalization on higher education in Berlin. Back in fall, the group already visited the digital hubs of Boston and NYC, including edX, Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, MIT Media Lab, the City University of New York and the New School. To learn more about the US part of the learning journey, please see the highlight video below.

From December 9 to 12, this year’s Educational Experts Seminar continues in Berlin – with even more site visits, discussions, and expert talks. Highlights include World Cafès on "Institutional Strategies & Change Management" and "Research and the Digital Age" at the Freie Universität and the Einstein Center for Digital Future, respectively. An Unconference on the topic "Smart Curriculum and Learning" brings the experts together with students and representatives of start ups, NGOs and other innovative organizations from the educational sphere in Berlin. In addition, the Educational Experts also actively participate in the Conference "Strategies Beyond Borders - Transforming Higher Education in the Digital Age".

The seminar is organized by Fulbright Germany in cooperation with the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York, and is part of the official “Year of German-American Friendship.”

To virtually join the group on their travels, please follow @fulbrightgermany and #EdExperts on TwitterInstagram and Facebook

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Nov 08, 2019

Digital Turn in Higher-Ed

Demographic change and job mobility, lifelong learning and the omnipresence of new technologies:  Adapting to fast-paced transformation, German and US higher-ed is opening up to the potential of digitalization. The expert panel „The Digital Turn in Higher Education“ explored new opportunities, the challenges, and good practices shaping the present-day campus and student life.

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Nov 08, 2019

New “Transatlantic Seminar for Museum Curators and Educators” concludes in Washington, DC

Representing a wide variety of institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, the group shared their expertise in multiple participant-driven panel discussions and peer learning sessions. In addition, expert practitioners and researchers joint the group for presentations and in-depth conversations, including Dr. Zahava Doering (Thinc Design), Prof. Dr. Martin Tröndle (Zeppelin University), and Dr. Margaret C. Conrads (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art).

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Oct 29, 2019

Administrators in International Education meet in Berlin

U.S. Administrators in International Education started their 12 day program with a city tour in Berlin. The program will offer an overview of recent developments in higher education in Germany through lectures, workshops and campus visits. It will conclude in Karlsruhe and Strasbourg, where first-hand-information from students and professors of joint French-German degree programs as well as a site visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg  will foster a deeper understanding of the European dimension in German Higher Education.

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Oct 07, 2019

Meet-a-German Speakers in 46 States Across the U.S. Spark Students’ Interest in Contemporary German Culture.

On October 3, several thousand students at 135 schools in the U.S. had the chance to “meet a German” and gain unique insight into contemporary Germany as well as its past.

We are proud to announce that, with the help of all our participants, we were able to bring Meet-a-German to a total of 46 states. This is an even greater number than we had anticipated due to the last-minute confirmation of a Meet-a-German event happening at a school in Wyoming.

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Sep 30, 2019

Educational Experts send Greetings from the Digital Hubs of the East Coast!

Learning Journey: This week, 25 German and US senior leaders from universities and ministries are exploring the impact of digitalization on higher education in Boston and NYC.

First stops in Boston include Harvard University, MIT and edX. Which emerging technologies are affecting these institutions – and how? What trends do they observe and actively shape in the field of smart learning?

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Sep 26, 2019

Interactive Map for Meet-a-German 2019 goes live!

From North Dakota to Texas, Alaska to Florida, Hawaii to New York: on October 3, more than 130 elementary, middle and high schools in 45 states celebrate German culture. Take a virtual trip across the US and discover where our over 150 “citizen ambassadors” will organize fun and creative classroom activities!

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Aug 16, 2019

Follow our Fulbright Germany Diversity Initiative Students!

From August 17 to September 16, 2019, 20 German students will participate in the Fulbright Diversity Initiative at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jul 25, 2019

Follow our FH Summer Institute Students on Instagram

From July 26 to August 19, 2019, 40 students from German Fachhochschulen will participate in the Fulbright Summer Institutes at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and Washington & Jefferson College.

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