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Applications for "Germany Today 2015" Now Accepted
The DAAD's Regional Office in New York is now accepting applications to the 2015 iteration of its "Germany Today" information tour. "Germany Today" is designed to give participants both a broader overview of Germany’s higher education landscape and a more in-depth understanding of recent developments on the government level as well as within individual institutions. This year's tour theme is "Institutions of Higher Education and their Internationalization Strategies (Frankfurt, Berlin, Dresden)". The group will discuss funding opportunities, internationalization strategies, and the potential for co-operation between German and North American institutions.
Participants in "Germany Today" are typically high-ranking university administrators, policy makers in federal and state/provincial governments or associations, and other experts in the higher education field.
For more information on the tour including details on how to apply, please visit: https://www.daad.org/today2
Please note: the deadline for applications is March 6th, 2015.
Nominations for DAAD Young Ambassadors Now Being Accepted
The DAAD is now accepting nominations for Young Ambassadors for the 2015-16 academic year. DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.
DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses to promote study in Germany. Additionally, they will collaborate with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students on educational and research opportunities in Germany.
Although students may apply directly to DAAD to become a Young Ambassador, special preference will be given to candidates nominated by their university's study abroad office. (Only one student should be nominated per university.)
Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at: https://www.daad.org/ambassadors
The application deadline is May 18, 2015.
DAAD Research Ambassador Program
DAAD North America is looking to identify faculty at North American universities who are interested in acting as DAAD Research Ambassadors at their home institutions. DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students.
The main responsibility of a DAAD Research Ambassador is to promote research opportunities in Germany in his/her professional community, university or organization, and discipline. Scholars and scientists from all disciplines are invited to apply. Priority will be given to former recipients of DAAD grants and scholarships (i.e. DAAD Alumni).
For more information on this program, including details on how to apply, please visit: https://www.daad.org/ra-program
Please note: the deadline for applications is May 4, 2015.
Dr. Alexandra Gerstner New Director of DAAD Information Centre Toronto
The DAAD Information Centre Toronto is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandra Gerstner has assumed the Centre Directorship as of August 1, 2014. Dr. Gerstner brings a wealth of experience to this position as she comes to Toronto from the DAAD Head Office in Bonn where she spent the past four years overseeing the DAAD’s worldwide network of fifty-five Information Centres. Prior to that, she was Director of the DAAD’s Information Centre in Armenia for three years. In addition to her work at the Toronto Information Centre, Dr. Gerstner is on faculty at the University of Toronto and will be teaching in both the History and Germanic Languages & Literatures programs.
“I am pleased to be joining the DAAD’s Toronto Information Centre and look forward to facilitating Canadian students and faculty in their pursuit of study and research opportunities in Germany. I’ve seen first hand from Bonn the important role that the Toronto Information Centre plays in strengthening the German-Canadian partnership and look forward to contributing to this through my work here,” offers Dr. Gerstner.
Dr. Gerstner studied history, philosophy and German literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, and obtained a PhD in history in 2007. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to German intellectual history in the 19th and 20th century and also includes the study of intellectual networks and the history of racism and antisemitism. At the U of T, her teaching will concentrate on modern German history and contemporary German culture and literature.
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For useful information regarding universities, programs of study, and the student life and community in Germany, check out DAAD's website: http://www.study-in.de/en/
The Embassy of Germany in Canada has created a fun, useful new website for Canadians that would like to learn more about studying, living and working in Germany. Through various initiatives, it's now possible for Canadians to spend time living and working in Germany -- a fantastic, fulfilling experience! Don't miss out on this great opportunity... Plan your semester abroad today! For more information, please visit the Experience Germany website: http://www.experience-germany.ca/en
For more information concerning financial support while in Germany, please consult our DAAD Scholarship Database.
The German Studies Canada website is an innovative online information platform for German and European Studies in Canada. With its information tools and outreach initiatives, it reaches out to students, faculty, and professionals in the field of German and European Studies in Canada. This project is partly funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, and headed by the University of Victoria in collaboration with universities across Canada. For more information, please visit the German Studies Canada website: http://germanstudies.ca/
There are many Canadian universities that offer training in German for a major or minor study. The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German has a complete list of Canadian universities that offer German language programmes.
For more information about visas and travel regulations, please contact The German Embassy in Canada. As a first step, you may want to contact the German Consulates and Honorary Consulates in Canada.
The Canada-German Work Study Program / Werkstudentenprogramm facilitates work and study opportunities between the countries.
The Goethe-Institut Toronto is a valuable resource for Canadians who wish to study the German language or learn more about German culture. For residents of Montréal and Ottawa, you may also wish to consult the Goethe-Institut Montréal and the Goethe-Institut Ottawa.
Over the past 15 years, the Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (OBW) Student Exchange Program has exchanged more than 1500 students between the Canadian province of Ontario and the German province of Baden-Württemberg. Please note that this program is only open to students of Ontario universities!
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2014-2015 DAAD Young Ambassadors!
Where can I study in Germany? What subjects can I study? What are the costs of living in Germany? Ask a DAAD Young Ambassador!
Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home universities and colleges. Young Ambassadors help inspire their fellow students to study in Germany by working their universities' study abroad offices, volunteer at study abroad fairs, answering questions from students and organizing their own events on campus.
Find someone who studied where you want to go, who specializes in your field, or who comes from your home state or college—and ask them whatever you ever wanted to know about study or research in Germany!
Our Young Ambassadors 2014/15 in Canada:
Nadia Chouinard: McGill University - Montreal, Major: Commerce
Christiana Jian: Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, Major: Business Administration
Toby Mayer: York University - Toronto, Major: Psychology and Sexuality Studies
Kirsten Melnyk: University of New Brunswick, Major: Chemical Engineering
Dragan Prvulovic: Western University - London, Major: International Relations and German Studies
Mark Ryan: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Major: German
Emma Seckinger: Concordia University - Montreal, Major: History and Anthropology
If you have any additional questions about the Young Ambassadors program including how to apply,
please contact Ms. Uschi Niethammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 758-3223.
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Advertising: Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer School
The second Frankfurt Summer School “Summer of Knowledge” organized by Goethe University will take place from 20 July to 14 August 2015. Located at the new Campuses Westend and Riedberg Frankfurt Summer School will cover the subject areas ‘Legal Studies’, ‘Psychology’ and ‘Natural and Life Sciences’.
All courses are held in English.
The focus areas of the subject areas are:
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2) Psychology - Social Psychology and Organizational Behaviour. The broad approach of the Psychology seminars offers the possibility to participate to students of all related fields such as business administration, political science and sociology.
3) Natural and Life Sciences - Studying Modern and Ancient Biodiversity and Environments in the Context of Global Change
The participants will also have the opportunity to attend German courses.
Excursions and study tours to the German cities of Heidelberg and Berlin as well as a weekend visit to the French town of Strasbourg are also part of the program.
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Deadline for applications: April 15, 2015
Anne Le Duigou Bernig, International Office,
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War in Ukraine, terrorism on the rise, streams of refugees, economic uncertainties, climate change: The world faces serious challenges. In order to tackle them, an in-depth understanding of today´s complexities is necessary. Experts that are able to analyze the situation, give policy advice and cope with conflicting situations are desperately needed.
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International Relations arms students with the tools necessary for acting in a globalized world. They create their own study focus in either Global Politics or Area Studies, and then select from a series of electives on various capital flows (migration, capital and finance, energy, ICTs) and policy issues (conflict management, global cities, cultural narratives).
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German Master’s degrees in Energy Engineering, Urban Development and Water Engineering at Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna, Egypt
Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germany, established a satellite Campus in El Gouna to act as an academic hub and research center at the Red Sea in Egypt. TUB Campus El Gouna currently conducts three advanced Master’s degree programs in:
All two-year programs comprise 120 Credit Points (ECTS) and are taught in English. Students graduate with a full Master’s degree by Technische Universität Berlin. Next to their study time in El Gouna, they spend up to one year at TUB’s mother campus in Berlin.
Deadline for application: 31 May 2015
TUB Campus El Gouna was founded as a nonprofit Public-Private-Partnership between TU Berlin, Orascom Development Holding (ODH), and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD). Teaching and research are conducted by staff of Technische Universität Berlin and international experts under German regulations for higher education.
The exceptional location of TUB Campus El Gouna provides a state-of-the-art environment for studying and research, while serving as bridge for scientific and intercultural exchange between Europe, the MENA region, and worldwide.
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Boost your international career in Germany with the Esslingen MBA
Alumna Dr. Grace Ng-Krülle, MBA 1999, now a Research Fellow at Solution Forest in Australia wrote:
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Esslingen: one of the first MBA programs in Germany providing top-notch business education.
The Esslingen MBA allows students to study in one of the most industrial regions in Europe. All master's classes are taught in English by highly qualified professors or professionally qualified instructors with rich business experience. Our MBA is well connected to, and well supported by, corporations such as Bosch, Daimler and Festo. Small class sizes of 25 provide students with an optimal learning environment. An internationally diverse MBA class is one of our strongest assets.
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Hands-on learning activities, such as company visits and real examples are carried out under close guidance; students have the opportunity to study German and to explore the German mentality and culture by participating in excursions, cultural lectures and social events. Our programs are strongly sponsored by the German government.
Students receive an MBA valued at over 30,000 for less than 5,000!
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Want to study in Germany but worried your German isn’t up to the task?
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The Gateway to an International Career: ESB Business School
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The programme “International Business” leads to the award of a bachelor’s degree after seven semesters from top-ranked ESB Business School at Reutlingen University as well as to an optional fast-track master’s degree from one of our esteemed international partner universities after 8 semesters in total. No prior German language knowledge is required as the programme is taught completely in English. It also provides practical experience (internship semester, thesis in co-operation with partner companies). No tuition fees in Reutlingen. Unparalleled international diversity – excellent job opportunities after graduation.
summer intake: 15 October
winter intake: 15 April with foreign / 1 June with German university entrance qualification
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Advertising: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
Apply now for the 2015 BSUA Berlin programme to work on your professional potentials!
Artists & Entrepreneurs!
We invite you to take part in this year’s programme of the Summer University of the Arts in Berlin from July 14th to October 15th. Whether you’re interested in artistic dialogue and exchange, want to explore new fields in your artistic career or need assistance in bringing your ideas to fruition - our programme offers a wide range of workshops and lectures to satisfy your needs.
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Are you struggling with the main questions as a cultural entrepreneur? Or do you need help with your creative start up? Check out our interdisciplinary offer within the International Summer School of Creative Entrepreneurship, a programme sponsored by the European Regional Development Fund of the Berlin Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs with courses in Arts Management and Creative Entrepreneurship.
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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, one of Germany’s top-ranked business schools, offers general management degree and non-degree programs in an international context. We meet your expectations at every step of your career.
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Advertising: Heilbronn University, MA International Business & Intercultural Management
MA International Business & Intercultural Management
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Our MA International Business & Intercultural Management (MIBIM) qualifies first-degree graduates for management positions in globally operating organisations. It is intended to equip future business leaders with the subject knowledge and the methodological, interpersonal and intercultural skills that will enable them to excel and become standout leaders in our rapidly changing business world.
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Application deadline: 15th July
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International Tourism Managment (M.A.)
Tourism is a highly dynamic, continuously expanding and developing phenomenon. It has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, and the tourism sector is nowadays one of the industries that generate the highest levels of employment
Tourism therefore needs managing. Activities in strategic planning, market research, e-commerce, project management and other specific management functions are becoming more significant all the time. All these activities demand an international and intercultural approach. The Master Programme in International Tourism Management prepares first-degree graduates for a successful career in this vibrant and dynamic sector.
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•are self-reliant, self-disciplined learners capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment
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The 15-month full-time Berlin MBA programme prepares for leadership or consulting roles in internationally oriented companies and organisations. Special focus will be on patterns of internationalisation strategies and entry strategies on European, Asian and transatlantic markets, identifying key success factors in expanding companies in the worldwide competition. Students will acquire the specialist business skills and socio-cultural competences needed to successfully undertake executive business tasks in an international context. Applicants need a completed undergraduate degree and a minimum of three years of work experience. The programme is taught in English.
Master International Business Management
This programme will provide you with the knowledge and tools to conduct business in a truly international way. It provides fundamental cross-sector and cross-functional skills and knowledge in international management. Additionally a Study Visit to KingstonBusinessSchool in London gives you the opportunity to engage in international student life. Selected students may study the entire second semester at KingstonUniversity in London or at the Polytechnic of Namibia.
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Master Chinese-European Economics and Business Studies
This full-time programme addresses applicants who have a particular interest in the field of the rapidly growing Chinese-European economic and business relations. Participants will acquire a good base of knowledge in economics and business, as well as in the specific cultural and political foundations of China and Europe. The programme comprehends four terms of study, including a compulsory semester at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics/SWUFE in Chengdu. Students have the possibility to obtain a Dual Degree.
For more information visit our website: http://www.mba-berlin.de/