Oct 29, 2019
U.S. Administrators in International Education started their 12 day program with an introduction to the German Higher Education System. 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.
In the upcoming days in Berlin, the U.S. Administrators will be joined by German colleagues to exchange on recent developments in U.S. and German higher education, share best practices, and to discuss on best strategies to strengthen transatlantic exchange.
It is through programs like the ones for U.S. and German Higher Education Administrators that Fulbright Germany contributes to vibrant transatlantic exchanges. In 2018, Fulbright Germany successfully introduced this new three-day workshopformat in which both groups are able to connect and exchange in depth on internationalizing higher education, career services, fundraising, and network building. The overall focus of this peer-to-peer exchange is a frank and imaginative assessment of how to deepen and even expand transatlantic academic exchanges.
The German Administrators represent a select group of alumni with whom we at Fulbright Germany will also discuss strategies and ways to strengthen transatlantic exchange in higher education, as well as assess both current and future initiatives of Fulbright Germany. Joining their American colleagues for the workshop in Berlin, our German alumni can add important professional insight.
Both groups will thus have the chance to engage, learn from each other and we trust that these experts will further their professional development and establish new transatlantic partnerships.