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1 Double Degree – Joint Degree Strategic (and practical) considerations Barbara Hasenmüller – University of Bremen

2 bremen the city

3 bremen the city


5 General Facts

6 university general facts University of Bremen founded in October 1971 guiding principles:  modernisation and restructuring of academic self- government and administration  interdisciplinary research and teaching

7 university general facts Students 22.123 students in total thereof 3.340 (15%) international students

8 Agenda academic excellence interdisciplinary cooperation research and teaching of practical relevance and social responsibility internationalization gender equity environmental sustainability 8 | 34 university general facts

9 Academic Structure Faculty of physics and electrical engineering Faculty of geo sciences Faculty of cultural studies Faculty of languages and literary studies Faculty of human and health sciences Faculty of educational sciences Faculty of social sciences Faculty of production engineering Faculty of mathematics / computer science Faculty of business studies and economics Faculty of lawFaculty of biology / chemistry university general facts

10 BA / MA- Structure U of Bremen has been the forerunner in introducing BA and MA structure in Germany Many international (English taught) MA courses have been introduced over the last 7 years, especially in the Natural Sciences

11 International Degree Programs ISATEC- International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology (M.Sc.) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.Sc.) MARMIC –Marine Microbiology (M.Sc./PhD) Environmental Physics (M.Sc.) university study

12 International Degree Programmes Communication and Information Technology (M.Sc.) Digital Media (M.Sc.) Information and Automation Engineering (M.Sc.) Environmental and Marine Geoscience (M.Sc.) university study

13 International Degree Programmes Comparative and European Law/Hanse Law School (B.A.) Integrated European Studies (B.A.) Social Policy Research (M.A.) Global Governance and Social Theory (M.A.) European Labour Studies (M.A.) Business Studies (M.A.) university study

14 Perspectives of international cooperation exchange on postgraduate level  in research + teaching development of joint degree programs with international partners university internationalisation

15 Rationale for internationalisation Excellence Offer excellent education for our students  attract excellent students university general facts

16 Academic programmes Students exchange programme (Sokrates) Internationalised Curricula International BA and MA Courses Joint and double degree programs Faculty mobility programs PhD Programs and Graduate Schools university research

17 From Exchange programmes to double/ joint degrees Exchange Programmes with credit transfer;  easiest approach; Double Degree / Joint Degree  More overall involvement of the institution needed

18 Difference: Double Degree – Joint Degree Double Degree: Students receive two certificates from each participating university Joint Degree: Both universities award one certificate

19 What does it mean for the institution? Big organisational effort  close co-operation with partner universit(ies) on all levels  participation of teaching and administrative staff  development of a common curriculum  more involvement of teaching staff  more money!!!

20 Double / Joint Degree Programms at the University of Bremen Double Degree Programme in Economics with Università degli Studi di Trento Joint Degree: Master of European Labour Studies Double Degree in Marine Sciences with University of Bremen, University of Kiel and the Ocean University, Qingdao, China university study

21 To Be Developped: Double Degree programme in Marine Geoscience with University of Waikato, New Zealand Joint Ph D programmes

22 Double Degree in Economics with University of Trento in Italy Developed before the introduction of BA / MA degrees; based on traditional Italian and German system  problems:  language  Difficult to find students with sufficient knowledge of Italian and German!

23 Joint Degree: Master of European Labour Studies One – Year Master programme Network of 12 European universities Students have the opportunity to go abroad for one semester to one of the 11 partner universities Degree awarded: Master Degree of the University of Bremen + Certificate of the Network „Master Européen en Science du Travail“ One of 11 selected examples of good practice by the EUA (joint master project)

24 Master of European Labour Studies First semester: teaching language: German Second semester: teaching language: English  In order to receive incoming students With their application for the master course, students indicate in which partner university they want to study Financial support: Sokrates /Erasmus programme, (DAAD)- Free Mover programme

25 Organisational Challenges Good coordination: regular meetings of the partner universities Fine tuning of curricula

26 Double Degree: Master in Marine Science Development of project is funded by the BMBF and the Chinese Ministry for Education for a period of 3 years The development includes the setting up of summer schools held alternatively in China and Germany

27 MA Marine Science The following (2 year-) English taught Master Courses are involved: Marine Geosciences Environmental Physics Aquatic Tropical Ecologoy Marine Biology

28 MA Marine Science Exchange of 20 students each way for 1 academic year Organisational challenges:  tuning of curricular  definition of admission requirements (language + content)  selection of students  linguistic and cultural preparation

29 MA Marine Science Financial Implications: One full-time coordinator at the University of Bremen Money for mobility of students and staff

30 Conclusion Double Degrees /Joint Degrees are wanted! They are important for the internationalisation of the institution They attract excellent students and are thus important for marketing issues But: they are cost – intensive the institution has to strategically decide in what areas and fields double/joint degrees should be implemented

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