Coordinated German Internationalization: Broadening Perspectives

  • Bernhard Streitwieser
  • Jennifer Olson
  • Simone Burkhart
  • Niels Klabunde
Keywords: Germany, internationalization, higher education, excellence initiative, international students, DAAD


This discussion addresses the changing policy landscape of German higher education, including a shift from development aid to a focus on competition and highly skilled migration; changes in student mobility patterns; and goals and priorities at the federal, state, and institutional levels that have supported internationalization efforts. The discussion concludes with a brief look at anticipated financial and thematic challenges.

Author Biographies

Bernhard Streitwieser

Bernhard Streitwieser is an assistant professor of International Edu- cation at George Washington University, US 

Jennifer Olson

Jennifer Olson is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oslo, Norway. 

Simone Burkhart

Simone Burkhart leads the Strategic Planning Division at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

Niels Klabunde

Niels Klabunde is a research consultant at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

How to Cite
Streitwieser, B., Olson, J., Burkhart, S., & Klabunde, N. (2015). Coordinated German Internationalization: Broadening Perspectives. International Higher Education, (83), 24-26.
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