Re-Audit “Internationalisation of Universities”
After the successful completion of the HRK audit “Internationalisation of Universities” in 2011, TU Berlin entered the subsequent re-audit process in 2015.
Guidelines for the Internationalization Strategy
TU Berlin’s internationalization strategy is characterized by two principles:
- to build on our successful international collaborations in research and teaching and to advance strategically our good relations with our international partners;
position the university in a way that provides both our international
and our German members with optimal conditions for their joint
studies, teaching, research and work
Further Development of International Collaborations
As part of our internationalization strategy we seek to consolidate, intensify and expand our varied and successful international activities. This includes:
- developing collaborations at those levels where they are actually implemented;
- supporting the international activities in their variety and diversity;
- internationalization as a continuous communication process between university management and the university;
- shaping internationalization against the background of responsible engagement in society.
Internationalization@Home seeks advances in the following topic areas:
- communication/structure/sustainability of the internationalization (for instance, establishment of an Office of International Affairs central level, establishment of discussion forums on internationalization, establishment of a translation service);
- Welcoming Campus Culture (for instance, options for the acquisition of intercultural and language competence, forms in English language, formulation of a diversity strategy, establishment of an International Students Club);
- internationalization of teaching (for instance, more courses taught in English, internationalization of the curricula).
Re-Audit Planning Phase
As part of a university-wide development process, we formulated an implementation plan that included a strategy as well as an action plan that consisted of a total of 79 individual measures.
- Planning Phase Re-Audit “Internationalisation”
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In addition to the implementation plan for the university as a whole, all seven faculties as well as the central institutes Campus El Gouna and the School of Education (SETUB) each formulated their own implementation plans.
The implementation plan was agreed by TU Berlin's Executive Board on 5 October 2016 and by the Academic Senate on 12 October 2016, and thereby became binding for the university.
On submitting the implementation plan to the German Rectors’ Conference, TU Berlin officially transitioned from the planning phase to the implementation phase in October 2016.
The implementation of the measures is supervised by the committees that were involved in the development of the implementation plan. The committee of (vice) deans for internationalization that has been established as part of the re-audit is responsible for monitoring the action plan, too.
- Implementation Phase Re-Audit “Internationalisation”
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In March 2017, the TU Berlin submitted the Interim Report on the current implementation status of the internationalization measures. Once TU Berlin has submitted the second and a final report in April 2018 – the HRK’s team of advisors will carry out a further on-site auditing visit in the summer of 2018, after which it will decide whether TU Berlin is to receive its official seal.
Learn more about the implementation plan .
Get an overview  about the (re-) audit "Internationalisation of Universities" at the TU Berlin.
ResponsibleProf. Dr. Angela Ittel
Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education
- Audit "Internationalisation of Universities" 
- Re-Audit Implementation Plan