Networking, qualifying, diversifying, enhancing, opening our doors
“Internationalization is not an end in itself for science, but a central means of ensuring and increasing the quality of research and teaching. International exchange and international cooperation promote networking and cultural exchange, train intercultural competencies and teach important skills for the international job market and becoming a responsible citizen” – this is how the Wissenschaftsrat (German Science and Humanities Council, WR) phrased its recommendations on the internationalization of universities in 2018. Following the successful audit by the German Rectors' Conference, Hochschule RheinMain (HSRM) is pursuing precisely these goals with its new internationalization strategy. As cosmopolitan university of applied sciences, HSRM is devoted to facilitating and encouraging international experience and cultural exchange. “We increase the attractiveness of our university, contribute to positive social and economic development and foster peaceful coexistence,” states Prof. Dr. Christiane Jost, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs at HSRM.
The internationalization strategy creates a common basis for action and, building on this, internal structures that support and promote internationalization as a cross-sectional task in all faculties, central units and administrative units. “Internationalization is a joint, continuous process at Hochschule RheinMain. The new strategy sustainably embeds internationalization into the fiber of this university," says Prof. Dr. Christiane Jost.
Five internationalization goals
Hochschule RheinMain has set itself the following five goals on its road to further internationalization:
- NETWORKING – Promoting and expanding quality-oriented international cooperation in degree programs, teaching, research and transfer
- QUALIFYING – Preparing students for an international labor market
- DIVERSIFYING – Attracting talented international students to our university
- ENHANCING – Improving the quality of research/development/transfer
- OPENING OUR DOORS TO THE WORLD – Enhancing our attractiveness as an international employer
Further information on international topics at HSRM: hs-rm.de/international