Part I: two-week seminar in Osnabrück and Berlin, Germany (June 25th – July 6th, 2018)
Part II: one-week intermediate workshop on the Philippines (November 06th – 08th 2018, tbc)
Part III: one-week seminar in Indonesia (February 04th – 07th 2019, tbc)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück are jointly organising the International Deans’ Course for Southeast Asia. Selected applicants who have been previously awarded a scholarship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH) will be funded by AvH.
This intensive training course is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) which is coordinated by DAAD and HRK and which aims at strengthening higher education management structures in developing countries.
The key objective of the course is to bring together a group of about 30 newly elected deans, vice-deans and heads of departments from universities in the Southeast Asian Region and to prepare them for the challenges of holding a dean’s position in a changing higher education landscape. Issues such as strategic faculty management, financial management, quality assurance and leadership will be key parts of this course. A soft skills workshop and exchange with German university leaders about higher education reforms will be included as well. Methodology will be strictly practice oriented and mainly based on case studies. Personal experience as a university manager will greatly contribute to this course and active participation will be necessary. The course starts in June with a seminar of about two weeks in Osnabrück and Berlin, Germany. Participants are expected to bring along a description of their work situation (university governance structure) and to develop a Project Action Plan (PAP) at the end of the first contact phase in Germany. This PAP is a project management tool and refers to a reform project which all participants are asked to implement during various stages of the course. The milestones of the PAPs will be further discussed during the intermediate workshop on the Philippines (Part II). Finally, Part III offers the opportunity to reflect on the finalisation of the projects and to discuss lessons learned among the group. Both Part II and III have duration of about one week and include additional sessions on relevant higher education management topics.
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