Internationalisierung der Curricula

Internationalization of the Curricula

In many of areas of our lives, we witness increasing global linkages: Modern information and communication technologies enable us to easily cross and transcend borders. On the job market, we encounter new international opportunities and competitive factors. New markets arise, production chains connect people from vastly different regions of the world, and decisions and jurisdiction at the international level have a direct impact on life in our home towns. Global problems require global solutions. Different forms of migration have resulted in cultural diversity and continue to change our society.

Students and graduates are thus expected to have acquired a range of international knowledge and transcultural competencies during their studies. German higher education institutions therefore have the challenge of designing curricula

  • that help students to develop a critical awareness of the local and global issues in their discipline and provide them with opportunities to deepen their knowledge of transnational problems;

  • that include the increasingly heterogeneous student population and do justice to the faculty's diverse national and cultural backgrounds;

  • that enable students to communicate successfully and empathetically in cross-cultural settings and motivate them to actively seek enriching contact with members of other cultures.