Current Challenges facing German Universities

Thursday 06 September, 2012
6:30pm, $0

New York University, Deutsches Haus
42 Washington Mews

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Since the switch to bachelors-masters degrees prescribed by Europe's standardizing “Bologna process” in 1998, many German universities suffer from overcrowding. At the same time, German universities are underfunded by international standards. Professors juggle scores of students while at top American universities they nurture a handful. In the past, German universities were interchangeable, and most students chose one close to home. But the state budget cuts in the early 1990s have forced them to compete and specialize. The government's “excellence initiative” is increasing research funding for selected universities and goads them to differentiate still more. Please join us for a discussion with Professor Dieter Lenzen, President of the University of Hamburg and expert on higher education topics.
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