“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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Hope for Vietnam: a DAAD alumnus is developing a coronavirus vaccine

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We could soon see a new vaccine against the coronavirus arriving from Vietnam. Researcher Dr Do Minh Si and his team have been successfully working for months to achieve this. Si earned his doctorate at the University of Greifswald in 2007, supported by DAAD funding.

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“German universities showed a great commitment and flexibility in reaction to the pandemic”

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For the second time, the DAAD has surveyed German universities on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and internationalization. In this interview, Dr Jan Kercher, DAAD expert for external studies and statistics, summarises the most important results.

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Welcome to the “New Normal after Brexit”: New Perspectives for Anglo-German Academic Cooperation

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The DAAD Competence Centre for International Academic Collaborations (KIWi) is hosting a virtual expert discussion on UK-German university cooperation after Brexit on Monday, 22 March from 16:30 - 18:00 (CET).

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