Germany

Policies for Internationalization

  • Sude Pekşen Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University
  • Liudvika Leišytė Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University
Keywords: Internationalization strategies, higher education policy, higher education laws, higher education act, Germany, German universities

Abstract

Germany has become a top destination for study abroad, owing to its longstanding and specific type of internationalization through nonprofit orientation and cooperation—a typical soft-power approach. The role of intermediary actors, especially the DAAD, has been crucial in this respect. Supportive measures are promoting internationalization at the federal and state levels. Meanwhile, the recent introduction of tuition fees in the southern states points to a slight distancing from Germany's traditional nonprofit orientation.

Author Biographies

Sude Pekşen, Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University

Sude Pekşen is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University, Germany. Email: sude.peksen@tu-dortmund.de.

Liudvika Leišytė, Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University

Liudvika Leišytė is professor of higher education and vice-director of the Center for Higher Education. Email: liudvika. leisyte@tu-dortmund.de.

Published
2021-04-12
How to Cite
Pekşen, S., & Leišytė, L. (2021). Germany. International Higher Education, (106), 15-16. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14525
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Articles