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Universities of applied science have been very successful in the application and utilisation of high-level academic knowledge and skills in the work context. This session asks whether the model is transferable transnationally, or whether its success is dependent on a uniquely European view of higher education. Contributors from Germany and the Netherlands provide examples of established International Programme and Provider Mobility (IPPM) models  from those countries. Stakeholder perspectives are then provided by speakers from host and sending economies and institutions.

Delegates will take away:

  • a critical assessment of the potential of universities of applied science to close growing skills gaps when transferred transnationally 
  • an analysis of the impediments and constraints to be tackled
  • an understanding of the preconditions for successful transfer


Chair | Dr Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD (Germany)

Professor Dr Manar Khaled Fayyad, President, German Jordanian University (Jordan)

Professor Dr Marcus Baumann, Rector, FH/University of Applied Sciences Aachen (Germany)

Dr. Ing Elmar Stumpf, Former Vice President Product Division, BSH Home Appliances, (Germany)