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In the forefront of internationalization in Germany

Chemnitz University advances in nearly all areas of annual report elaborated by the German Rectors’ Conference and the German Academic Exchange Service

On the field of internationalization, Chemnitz University of Technology ranks nationwide among the leading group of universities of technology. This could be concluded from the currently published  7th profile data report on the internationalization of universities by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). According to the report, Chemnitz University of Technology advanced in comparison to the precedent year in almost all categories. The profile data is accumulated and evaluated according to each university type.

Thus, Chemnitz University of Technology advanced from position 3 to position 1 with regard to the proportion of newly enrolled international students in comparison with 15 other universities of technology. Concerning the share of international students, our university moved forward from position 9 to position 4. Regarding the share of international students according to envisaged degree, Chemnitz University of Technology improved on the field of master studies from position 9 to 2. In the category of mobility (Erasmus+), our university specifically enhanced its performance on the field of incoming students from position 6 to 2, but also regarding outgoing students it advanced from position 10 to 8.

“The report underlines the fact that Chemnitz University of Technology is a highly international and open-minded university”, states the President, Prof. Dr. Gerd Strohmeier. “With regard to the highest share of international students in Saxony, we feel especially committed to the theme of ‘internationalization’”, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs at Chemnitz University of Technology, says.  “The very positive results for Chemnitz University of Technology within the present report by the HRK and the DAAD illustrates that we made the right decisions within our internationalization strategy which targets i.a. the further enhancement of graduation of international students ”, Eibl continues. Furthermore, with regard to the upcoming Re-Audit “Internationalization of universities” by the HRK, the University Management decided on a set of measures having for objective to further enhance graduation  of international students and to strengthen the international research collaboration as well as the international alumni network.

Background: “Profile data on internationality of universities”

The DAAD, the HRK and the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation (AvH) initiated a joint project for the collection of “Profile data on internationality of universities” in 2009. The objective of this project was to provide participating German universities annually with data for measuring their own internationality as well as in comparison with other universities of the same type. For transparency reasons, only data from publicly accessible sources were collected, such as the Federal Statistical Office, the European Commission, the HRK-Hochschulkompass, or own statistics of the DAAD and the AvH. Although the participating universities are anonymized in the report, each of them is provided with an individualized report on its results for self-evaluation.

Matthias Fejes

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