GLOBAL DESIGN & MEDIA COSPACE
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are supporting the internationalization of universities of applied sciences with 21 million euros as part of the HAW.International program. The central goals are to further strengthen the global competitiveness of this type of university through international cooperation in close collaboration with business and industry, and to prepare students for the international job market. 31 model projects were selected, including that of RheinMain University. During the project Global Design & Media CoSpace the degree programs Media: Conception & Production and Creative Media Conception will be made more international. RheinMain University has received maximum funding and will coordinate all project partners.
Universities from Germany, Norway, Austria, Thailand and the USA are planning joint courses, joint projects and seeking to increase mobility. This will include double degree programs and the development of inter-university courses in languages and intercultural communication.
Within the next four years, an even closer cooperation with the selected partner universities will be established in the context of two existing RheinMain University programs: Media: Conception & Production B.A. and Creative Media Conception M.A.
The four partner universities are:
- Volda University College (Volda, Norway),
- FH University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna (Vienna, Austria),
- National Institute of Development Administration NIDA (Bangkok, Thailand),
- University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Wisconsin, USA).
The project started in January 2021. So far, we have begun to implement the following:
- M.A. Double degree with ICO Nida, Thailand (Creative Media Conception M.A. - Master of Management)
- M.A. Double degree with Volda, Norway (Creative Media Conception M.A. - Master in Media Practice)
- Travelling Classrooms with River Falls, America (Media: Conception & Production B.A. - Stage and Screen Arts B.A.)
In January 2022 ten students will be visiting Wiesbaden to take part in a joint film project. There will be preparation courses and activities so that students get to know each other before they travel. They can improve their language skills, and learn about the other country and it’s culture
- Travelling Classrooms to the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna