Universities worldwide are now facing similar challenges: how can we maintain or even improve the quality of teaching, research and innovation under constantly changing conditions in a globalized world and increasing financial pressure?
One response to increasing competitive pressures may be changes in the higher education organization or higher education administration. For academic organizations with a long tradition and often historically evolved structures, these changes are often a challenge. Nevertheless, in Germany there are many colleges that have successfully changed their organizational structure in a relatively short time and gone through impressive change processes.
In the second half of October and against this framework, a delegation of Japanese university representatives will travel to Germany to learn more about “German Universities between Tradition and Innovation” to gain a first-hand account of higher education reforms in recent years.
To kick off this trip, a half-day workshop is being organized by the JDZB, the German Rectors' Conference and the Association of Innovative University Management Japan in cooperation with IRIS Science Management Inc.
Following a general introduction on the state of higher education reform in Japan and Germany, the topics “Cooperation between Universities and Industry” and “The Internationalization of Higher Education” will be discussed by example of case studies. The workshop will close with a panel discussion on university administration.
Conference languages are German and Japanese with simultaneous translation.
Please register with the JDZB until 14 October 2013!