Bologna Hub Peer Support: a successful first phase

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Universities from all over Europe were able to apply for counselling with one or two Bologna experts as part of the Bologna Hub Peer Support project, which is funded by the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Based on a peer-to-peer approach, the project’s aim is to identify potential improvements in implementing the transnational higher education reform at higher education institutions. Following the first phase of the program, the project´s advisors have drawn encouraging interim conclusions.

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„More than one would have dared to hope for”

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This year, the DAAD once again conducted a snapshot survey in the first half of December on the enrolment figures of international students in the current winter semester. 158 of 268 member universities of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) took part. Three questions to Dr. Jan Kercher, DAAD expert for internationalisation studies and statistics, who explains the results.

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“How I would like to continue my research ...”

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The international networking event for postdocs predominantly took place online this year: a fascinating discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine

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“We have to take a rational approach”

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After Brexit: What does the future hold for scientific co-operation and exchange between British and German universities? Which strategies will prove key? Prof Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, and Dr Eva-Maria Feichtner, Vice President International and Diversity at the University of Bremen, explain their perspectives and ideas. Both participated in the DAAD expert panel “The New Normal after Brexit” in March 2021.

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Bologna consulting as equals

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As part of the Bologna Hub Peer Support project, universities from all over Europe were able to apply for a consultation with one or two Bologna experts. The project’s aim is to work together to identify challenges and potential improvements in implementing the transnational higher education reform and to derive specific measures for the universities. The first digital meetings have now been held.

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