Leibniz Universität Hannover, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) are jointly organising the DIES-Training Course "Management of Internationalization".

The key objective of the training course is to qualify university staff (either International Office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities) from selected countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, to manage processes and tasks of internationalisation in the area of higher education. The programme will enable the participants to build up improved and more effective structures of internationalisation at their home universities.

The course focusses on four thematic modules. Each unit offers a balance between conceptual learning and practice oriented training, management skills as well as soft skills.

  • Module 1: Internationalisation: Concepts, Systems and Actors
  • Module 2: Competences and Key Tasks of an International Office (IO)
  • Module 3: Soft Skills
  • Module 4: Management Skills

Participants’ Profile

  • At least 2 years of experience in the area of Higher Education Management: either as
  • international office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating
  • international activities.
  • Not older than 50 years of age.
  • Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.
  • Commitment to attend all workshops and to develop an individual PAP, commit to a
  • project report at least every 2 months.
  • Minimum technical equipment that guarantees the regular contact during the distance
  • phases: internet connection and, if possible IT support for video conferences.

Selection Criteria

Up to 30 participants will be selected. A gender balance is aimed at, given that qualifications and other criteria are fulfilled.

Candidates of the following countries are eligible to apply:

  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru.
  • Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Asia: Cambodia, India, Iran, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Deadline for Application

Kindly find attached the application form and the detailed announcement of the DIES-Training Course. Please send your application as one pdf file until (named “name_country_MoI2017_2018“) until the 15th May 2017, at 09.00h Central European Time via e-mail to: dies-applications@zv.uni-hannover.de

The Selection Committee is composed of high profile Higher Education Management experts. All applicants will be informed about the results of the selection process in the 3rd 4th week of June 2017. Please, refrain to contact the coordination team beforehand.

For more information: Announcement MoI 2017_2018

Application Form: Appendix_Announcement MoI 2017_2018

In case of further inquiries please contact Ms. Heba Ahmed at DAAD Cairo Office: heba.ahmed@daadcairo.org