A further 29 higher education institutions in Germany have received recognition for undergoing audits to improve their policies in areas such as student mobility and preparing graduates for the global workplace.
During the audits, organised by the HRK, Germany’s association of rectors, universities’ existing internationalisation policies are analysed and improvements are recommended. There is then the option of a second phase, already completed by five of the universities, in which the institutions are given help in implementing the recommendations.
The universities were awarded certificates at a meeting of all the participating institutions in Berlin on 1 and 2 December. Speaking at the ceremony, Dieter Lenzen, the HRK’s vice-president for international affairs, said there was no single approach to successful internationalisation. “Each university faces unique challenges that arise from its teaching and research, the composition of its student body and its regional location,” he said.