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” The training course is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies), which has been jointly coordinated by the DAAD and the HRK (German Rectors’ Conference) since 2001. The key objective of the training course is to qualify university staff (either International Office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities) from Indonesia, 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 programme is neither aimed to HEI with an already very developed stage of internationalisation, nor aims mainly to provide knowledge for proposal writing for third party funding.

The programme consists of two workshops in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, and a project work. The training course will methodologically focus on the practical experience of internationalisation. Participants will learn about examples of “best practice”, and then apply the acquired knowledge on their own institutions of higher education. Entering this international dialogue will improve and train their management and intercultural skills, and enhance their awareness and knowledge about developments in internationalisation processes. The key tool that enables the participants to learn and work practice-oriented, while keeping in mind the individual and institutional goals, is the development of a Personal Project (PAP).

This will help them to define their own specific goals, develop a roadmap, set their own milestones, and keep record of their tasks and interaction with other participants. The participants will be continuously advised and accompanied during the learning process by the experts to guarantee the most individual-tailored training. Shortly after their selection, the participants will receive reading and working material. This initial material aims at providing an insight in conceptual issues, as well as fostering the reflection on the individual/institutional status quo and the PAP.

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