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University history - Founded 1971 as Gesamthochschule Kassel Gesamthochschule Universität Kassel Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel Universität Kassel - Focus on teaching and research - Middle size - Regionally based - Constitution of state of Hesse: - Free Education
University Today students 2000 international students 300 exchange incomers 250 out-goer (study, practical training, languages) English taught programs Master-Programme "Electrical Communication Engineering""Electrical Communication Engineering" Master Programme "International Organic Agriculture""International Organic Agriculture" Master Programme "Labour Policies and Globalisation""Labour Policies and Globalisation" Master Programme "Global Political Economy""Global Political Economy" Master Programme "Higher Education""Higher Education" Master of Science (MSc) International Food Business and Consumer Studies(MSc) International Food Business and Consumer Studies Short programs IWU, ISU
What is an International Office - Akademisches Auslandsamt? The DAAD homepage says about the AAA: The International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt – AAA) is your first point of contact if you want to study in Germany. It's best to contact the International Office at the university of choice direct – by , letter or phone. When preparing for your studies in Germany, this is also the office to contact for information on how to apply. You'll find out about Admissions Requirements (Zulassungsvoraussetzungen), Selection Processes (Auswahlverfahren) and about any Tuition Fees (Studiengebühren) that you may have to pay. What is an International Office? International Offices mainly deal with Internationalisation of education, not research. They are usually a distinct unit within the institution (95% of institutions in Europe) In Kassel Student Services New Year‘s Celebration Tutoring, O. Woche
History of IO or AAA in Germany 1970 International offices were estabilshed,, 1980/1990 administer Europaen mobility programmes (ERASMUS) implementation,not policy making end of 20th century with Internationalisation becoming a main focus not only in reserch, but education the AAA had a more strategic responsibility: still administrating mobility, but also establishing new contacts and contracts for more mobility, new programmes, for more funding, setting up joint programmes, double degree prgrammes advicing departments on internationalisation of their programms, curriculum now we are facing a new phase closing of IO, because internationalisation integrated in regular (traditionally organised) units of higher education,as an aspect of general Policy Internationalisation at home, marketing for new, more, better students has become a necessity even in Germany (no fees) The more the IO deals with the entire spectrum of issues related to internationalisation, and the more actors who become active in the various sub aereas, the more likely it is that their areas of responsibility will be mainstreamed.
International Office of Univ. Kassel 1970 Office: 2 people Cooperation agreements, international delegations stipends for outgoing students, incoming students from partner institutions, incoming exchange and stipend ERASMUS managed in departments, international fulltime students in student services end 1980 new department Communication and Internationalisation public relations, international full time students, exchange programmes international relations and new a person for advising international students (Betreuer) 1990 growth of IO: Sokrates Institutional Contract 1997/98 ERASMUS administered in IO centralised, less responsibility in departments, from consortium to bilateral agreements, institutional contract, growing number of cooperation agreements end 1990 internationalisation strategy discussed in Germany, Europe, Bologna Process, higher education as a market marketing for more, highly qualified students internationalisation as key qualification mobility and internationalisation at home
International Office University of Kassel International Office Mönchebergstr Kassel Tel.: / Fax:.: / VII B 1 Birgit Felmeden 50%* Director European exchange programmes, exchanges with English-speaking partner universities, (staff mobility), DAAD support programmes, Internationalisation of study programmes (Master programmes, ECTS, joint studies, summer universities) Tel: / VII B 2 Katharina Linke 75%* International partnerships, Planning of Board’s business trips abroad, International marketing; internationalisation projects; budget Tel: / VII B 3 Dr. Renate Reglin 50%* Advisor for studies abroad and exchange programmes with partner universities in Romance-language countries. Tel: / VII B 4 Anke Ickler 12.5%* International House Services for international academics and guest students at the University of Kassel Coordinator for event programmes in the International House Tel.: / Office hours: only Thursday mornings!! VII B 1.1 Heidi Schulz 50%* Advisor for studies abroad incl. internships and foreign language assistants, and support programmes; exchange with partner universities (placements) Tel: / VII B 2.1 Kristin Gagelmann 50%* Services for visiting academics, Co-ordination of visiting programmes for delegations from abroad; monitoring of finances Tel.: / VII B 5 Britta Wöbbeking 25%* Advisor for studies abroad and exchange programmes with English- speaking partner universities. Tel.: / ISU International Summer University Tel.: / Special Student Assistants Sandra Klusacek Study in Anglophone countries Katrin Gehrich-Schröter Study in Romance countries Ulrike Reincke International marketing/ Cooperation database Zhenya Staneva Incoming exchange students Slav Valchev English web presentation Sirko Seidel Adminitrator for all: Gülay Ates LLP/Erasmus Bilateral Agreement Antonia Eisbrenner LLP/Erasmus Teaching Staff Mobility Kahrin Corsini Internship programme (Leonardo+LLP) Office hours: Monday 13:00 – 15:00 pm Friday 8:30 – 10:00 am VII B 1.2 Sabine Ernst 25%* Advisor for non-degree seeking exchange students from abroad. Admissions, enrolment and exmatriculation of international students; foreign programme students, scholarship holders; incoming Erasmus-students Tel.: / (AAA) Tel.: / (Abt. II) (Abt. VII B 1.3 Ines Tobis 75%* LLP-Europa Tel.: / VII SK Sabine Karnowka 50%* Secretariat Tel.: / Information Desk Student assistants: Gülay Ates Elif Gündüz Lydia Baumann Tel: / For consultation/advising with any of the above listed staff please make an appointment!*Teil der Vollarbeitzplatz
Today Staff: Consultants (2,125) Director, Exchange with English and romance-speaking countries, International Marketing Administrative staff (2,75) Finances, exchange, ERASMUS Secretary (0,5) Student helps at info point (4) Student helps for specialized tasks (8) High number of staff, but all part time Need of good coordination, only working and functioning because of good relationship, excellent work atmosphere
Today II Finances going through IO University budget: € DAAD: € Project money: e.g. fees (Studienbeiträge) € 24 Cooperation Agreements University 200 Agreements Department 200 Bilateral Agreements ERASMUS Regional cooperation Hessen Wisconsin QLD Louisiana Massachusetts New York Büro GVU: German Vietnamese University Internationalisation Commission Exchange Advising departments (marketing, funding, internationalisation of curriculum, double degree programs) …
Bologna Process The Bologna Declaration of 1999 was signed by 29 European countries. system of easy readable, comparable degrees two main cycles (undergraduate/graduate - BA/MA) credit system (such as ECTS) promote mobility by overcoming obstacles quality assurance European dimension in higher education Question Will EU protect “European high education space?” Australia interested in EU EU – third country programme Bologna process in non-EU countries Impact on IO: brought internationalisation from peripheral issue to center of strategic planning
Strategic Orientation (I) First Approach: General Internationalization Goals Globalization Germany as a feature of the global scientific landscape (Wissenschaftsstandort), research and transfer of knowledge, education market and GATTS (General Agreement of Tarifs and Trade), job market and occupational images) General Internationalization goals International high education as a private good or public responsibility Commercial forces, education industry Enhance research and knowledge capacity, increase achieved understanding Strategic networking in research, education, and cooperation, assurance of young scientists, qualifications for international profession and job market, expansion of collaboration Bologna-Process, European higher education area Third action plan of the DAAD Quality instead of quantity Hessen Ministry Science & Arts Subdivision international
Strategic Orientation (II) Second Approach: Particular Internationalization Goals Derivation of specific development goals of the university positioning in the educational market Decrease in student numbers in Germany - Competition for best students Strength-Weakness-Analysis Excellent, small, middle size,serving region objectives and priorities and focus in their academic development renewable energies, KLIMZUG-project potential for the internationalization of the specific higher education development – renewable energies, KLIMZUG internationalization as an element of profiling Regionally based – internationally active Specification of subjects
Specific goals have to be linked throughout the entire University With university development planning research development (clustering, focusing) promoting young researchers (Graduate College) studying (International oriented programs, knowledge transfer (regional cooperation)
Internationalisation Phase 1 ( ) Specific problem areas in Kassel (comprehensive university history, consecutive model, outsider role in Germany) Top-down approach: Internationalization as an instrument of positioning and profiling: the 3 “Is” (innovative, interdisciplinary, international) UNI of Kassel as the first German university with a declared internationalization concept Linking with higher education development Senate decision 2001, evaluation 2003/2004 Definition of concrete goals and operational steps:
First Phase: Results and experience Positive Internationalization of the campus Enhancement of the CI and development of the mission statement Internationalization of studies offered Recruitment of students Modularization and ECTS International key qualifications International student center and guest house International Marketing Acquisition of third party funds Senates-Committee Higher internal resource allocation Backing and motivation to internationalize Problems An important goal failed (Enhancement of the mobility of German students, internationalizing of teaching staff, and development of infrastructure) Activation and participation of the departments
Internationalization Phase 2 ( ) Encouragement through the success of phase 1 Reaffirming the fundamental approach (Educational profile, mission statement, and new adjustment of goals and priorities) Involvement of the 3. DAAD action plan Involvement of the new implementation and evaluation tools Broadening experience and legitimacy
Specific Kassel Goals until 2010 Quantitative stabilization above the rate of international students in the undergraduate segment, while significantly increasing the success rate of performance Further quantitative progression of the international student rate in the post graduate segment (Masters program), as well as in the number of doctorate students by quality assurance through selection processes, professional standards, and services Internationalization at home and the progression of international experience of German students Further development of the infrastructure (International Study Center, Campus Centre for all student services & SW etc).
Further development of the instruments in the second phase until 2010 Evaluation and further development of the incentives through higher internal resource allocation (basic funding, competitive practices, goal-oriented special funding) Application of further implementation tools (Appellate agreements, goal agreements with the departments and professors) Ongoing evaluation of the internationalization process through defined key data And more…. The Campus as a “global village” Internationalization at home Strategic Networking International Research
The Future Tasks and staff of International Office will be included in different regular units 2009 Marketing, legal department, student services Does that mean that internationalization is allready mainstream in Kassel?
Organisations for International Educators IHH – Internationalisation of Hessen Universities DAAD The German Academic Exchange Service is one of the world's largest and most respected intermediary organisations in its field, for more than 75 years. (Verein, e.V. registered association) Scores of students, teachers, researchers and scientists supported by the DAAD have been able to gain valuable experience abroad. However, there are also many other sides to the work of the DAAD. The DAAD supports and promotes all areas relating to science, research, language, teaching and very much more. Making Internationalisation policy (EU, TestDAF, TestASS, German universities abroad, Development centre of excellence,.. Political Influence
EAIE European Association of International Educators founded ca following the model of NAFSA (Association of International Educators, USA) The EAIE is a non-profit organisation whose main aim is the stimulation and facilitation of the internationalisation of higher education in Europe and around the world, and to meet the professional needs of individuals active in international education. The EAIE is a member-led organisation made up of individual members. It has a committed membership of more than 1800 international education professionals - from rectors to professors to international exchange coordinators. The EAIE is dedicated to serving and representing this.
Links and Literature Torenbeek, J. (ed.) (2005) Managing an International Office, EAIE Professional Development Series on International Educators, Amsterdam, (This book acts as a form of introduction to the series, touching on a range of aspects involved in running an office for international relations at a higher education institution. It provides practical guidelines and basic information on how to handle this complex task. Many useful internet links). Hahn, K. (2004) Die Internationalisierung der deutschen Hochschulen - Kontext, Kernprozesse, Konzepte und Strategien, Wiesbaden Journal of Studies in International Education, Hanneke Teekens (ed.), e.g. Volume 11: Challenges and Opportunities for the Internationalization of Higher Education in the Coming Decade) - Informationssystem zur Anerkennung Ausländischer Bildungsabschlüsse