About the Division
Dr. H. Joachim Gerke
The International Relations Division is tasked with advancing the internationalisation of study, teaching and research with the goal of improving the university’s services and performance. The division advises and supports all those interested in international activities, whether students, doctoral candidates or researchers. Traditionally the division’s main target group is students. The division is committed to providing excellent support to international students, because their success at Ruperto Carola serves to initiate and conclude exchange agreements between universities.
The division assists scientists and scholars early on in setting up cooperation projects with foreign institutions, mobility programmes for students and doctoral candidates and research collaborations.
Further, the division supports the exchange programmes and international cooperation projects of the university with more than 400 partners worldwide and the liaison offices of Ruperto Carola in Santiago de Chile, Delhi and New York.
While internationalisation at the university is quite strong, further advancement in the areas of study and teaching is a priority. The goal is for students from all degree programmes to spend time studying abroad without loss of time toward earning their degree. In addition to expanding the courses and degree programmes in English, further development of structured exchange programmes is an important task. The objective is to establish more degree programmes whose semester or year-long programmes are coordinated with selected partners, ideally giving students the opportunity to earn their degree from two renowned universities..