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Around the World in a Week

June 29 to July 4: First International Week at Freie Universität for Students, Faculty, and Administrative Staff

№ 176/2015 from Jun 17, 2015

For the first time, Freie Universität Berlin is holding an International Week from June 29 to July 4, 2015, to present information about exchange programs and international cooperation. Students, faculty, and administrative staff will be able to attend workshops, lectures, and other events to get information about exchange programs and various forms of cooperation offered by the university. There will be opportunities to share experiences as well as participate in language training or workshops on how to prepare applications for going abroad. During this week the campus dining halls will be serving meals with an international flair. There will also be various special events for researchers and students from abroad.

A reception is being planned for a limited number of international researchers along with their research partners at Freie Universität. Administrative staff can attend a day-long workshop on the basics of internationalization, and a panel discussion will address the impact of internationalization and globalization on the careers of researchers. For students there are many different events, including a Go-out Day and an international barbecue. The heads of the international liaison offices of Freie Universität Berlin will be on site and available to talk with researchers.

Freie Universität Berlin is one of the German universities with the most international partnerships and considers itself an International Network University. There are numerous research collaborations with universities worldwide, and internationalization is also firmly rooted in teaching, for example, through structured exchange programs or double degree programs with partner universities abroad. Freie Universität maintains a global network of liaison offices. It is the most popular university in Germany for top international researchers as well as junior researchers being supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Around 17 percent of all its enrolled students come from abroad, as do 30 percent of those working on a doctorate.

The university-wide International Week is being organized jointly by the Center for International Cooperation, the Division of International Affairs, the Center for Research Strategy, Dahlem Research School, the Academic Advising and Counseling Service, the Career Service, the Continuing Education Center, the International Club, the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), and the academic departments of Freie Universität as well as the university team at the State Employment Agency Berlin-Süd and the Studentenwerk.

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Britta Piel, Center for International Cooperation, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838 72943, Email: britta.piel@fu-berlin.de