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HRK-Audit: Internationalisation of the Universities


In 2017, the University of Bonn successfully passed the audit “Internationalisation of the Universities” of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). An international commission of experts took a close look at Bonn’s internationalization activities. An extensive self-report with contributions from the Rectorate, faculties and administration was followed by interviews with more than 40 people. From this, the experts derived recommendations for future internationalization. In their report, the advisory team attests very good conditions to the University of Bonn.

The University has set the right course with her six profile areas and the principle of “quality over quantity”. Advantageous structures and offers for the further internationalization are present in high numbers. High international visibility is insured in particular through outstanding research areas, the high number of grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the numerous Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships, as well as international degree programs and graduate schools, and the very good results in the most important university rankings. The experts also emphasized that the international location of Bonn promotes the internationalization efforts of the university.

The University of Bonn will use the HRK Re-Audit “Internationalization of the Universities” (2019 to 2022) to implement all recommendations and internationalization actions within a structured process.




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