In July, the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) published its Recommendations on the Internationalisation of Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (in German, but with an Executive Summary in English). Basically, it recommends “more”: more international visibility of the German HE&R system, more Europe, more mobility of students & staff, more internationalisation at home – to highlight just a few. Also: more awareness of the political and legal intricacies of international cooperation in the new and evolving geopolitical scene, with development of advisory and training capacity for this at the central German level.
Appreciating words also for the European Universities Network initiative (“Macron”), but as one of several potentially good developments.
May 2, 2019