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2020 Internationalization Strategy

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Internationalization is a central element of the overall orientation and development plan at the University of Bonn. The goal is to maintain the current high level of internationality and to continue advancing the internationalization process.

The University of Bonn defines internationalization as a cross-sectional task that all of the University’s units and members work on and participate in together. Thus, the goal is not selective internationalization, but a comprehensive strategic plan that is not just a collection of individual initiatives, but rather includes every part of the University of Bonn under aegis of the Rectorate.

In 2017, the University of Bonn successfully passed the audit “Internationalization of Universities” by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). As part of the re-audit, the internationalization process is currently being promoted and an implementation plan with more than 85 measures at central and decentralized level is being formulated. The HRK accompanies the implementation process until the beginning of 2022.

Internationalization Strategy

In the 2020 Internationalization Strategy, the University of Bonn has defined the following five main objectives:



Brochure: 2020 Internationalization Strategy of the University of Bonn

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2025 Internationalization Strategy of the Faculties, Departments and Institutes

Faculty of Catholic Theology

► Faculty of Protestant Theology

► Faculty of Arts

► Department of Law

► Institute of Geography, Appendix

Guiding principles for internationalization

In addition to the paramount 2020 Internationalization Strategy, the University of Bonn has adopted guiding princples on certain aspects of its internationalization.



Guiding Principles: Internationality in Teaching

Guiding Principles: Language policy

Sustainability in international cooperation

The International Office has drawn up a set of guidelines outlining a range of approaches and strategies to establishing international cooperation at the University of Bonn on a more sustainable footing. It provides numerous suggestions to this end, setting out the options open to internationally mobile academics and the organizers of international events. It also provides a number of useful tips designed to make events held in Bonn more sustainable.



Guidelines on Sustainability in International Cooperation



International Office
Dr. Kai Sicks, Director
Phone: +49 228 73-5950


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