DIES Training Course “Management of Internationalisation”

Leibniz Universität Hannover, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) are jointly organising the DIES Training Course “MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONALISATION” in cooperation with the partner universities  Universidad Católica San Pablo – UCSP (Arequipa, Peru), Manipal Academy of Higher Education – MAHE (Manipal, India), and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – JKUAT (Nairobi, Kenya).

Since 2001, the Training Course is part of the programme Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES), which has been jointly coordinated by the DAAD and the HRK (German Rectors’ Conference) with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ). DIES offers a bundle of measures – training courses, dialogue events, projects and partnerships - that foster professionalisation of institutional management processes, alignment of education to international quality standards and strengthening of research capacities.

The key objective of the three-part training course is to qualify university staff (either International Office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities) from universities in 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 main topics of the course are internationalisation, strategic management, management of partnerships, mobility at home and abroad, as well as counselling and marketing. The programme neither aims at universities with an already very developed stage of internationalisation, nor has as a main purpose to provide knowledge for proposal writing for third party funding.


Important information for your application

Please fill out the Online Application Form and upload all application documents as separate pdf files until the 15th December 2021, at 09.00 am Central European Time.

In case of technical issues or questions, please send us an e-mail to dies-info@zv.uni-hannover.de

Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible and will be disregarded.

New information on the DIES Training Course 2022/23

Due to the impact of the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the DIES team at Leibniz University Hannover and the DAAD decided to realize the 1st Workshop in March as an online workshop.


Dr. Birgit Barden-Läufer

Director of the International Office

Dr. Marcus Hoppe

Head of International Cooperation

Rhina Colunge-Peters, M. A.

Contact for participants from Latin America

Nadine Sturm, M. A.

Contact for participants from Africa

Aimzhan Greiser, M. A.

Contact for participants from Asia

Dr. Bala Ramani

Regional Coordinator for India/South Asia and Africa