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Students feel short-changed on international experience

Germany’s universities must do more to acknowledge the international experiences and qualifications of their staff and students, according to a survey.

In the 12th annual student survey by the German government, more than 60 per cent of respondents said they felt that their international work was not given enough credit. Students said their qualifications and stays abroad were not sufficiently recognised in their final degrees, and academic staff said that international training was not acknowledged in national career plans.

According to the HRK, Germany’s association of rectors, international experience should be better recognised by universities to make it more attractive to students. “We need to address these issues to get rid of obstacles to mobility,” said Holger Burckhart, the HRK’s vice-president.

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