Alternatives to University Education in Germany

  • Barbara M. Kehm Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), Leibniz University of Hannover
Keywords: Germany, universities of applied sciences, dual higher education institutions, vocational education and training, blurring of boundaries

Abstract

The German higher education system is a binary system consisting predominantly of universities and universities of applied sciences (UASs), originally conceived as teaching-only institutions offering applied degrees. This article focuses on the UAS sector, but also provides information on vocational education and training (regarded as postsecondary, but nonacademic and not part of higher education). It shows why and how an increasing blurring of boundaries is taking place among the different sectors of postsecondary education.

Author Biography

Barbara M. Kehm, Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), Leibniz University of Hannover

Barbara M. Kehm is a Fellow at Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Email: bmkehm@t-online.de

Published
2021-10-11
How to Cite
Kehm, B. (2021). Alternatives to University Education in Germany. International Higher Education, (108), 32-33. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14463
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Articles