Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a globally recognised university. On the basis of its achievements in research and teaching, it seeks to heighten its international reputation by concentrating on its special strengths: internationality, research-based teaching and learning, interdisciplinarity and diversity, autonomy and cooperation with non-university institutions. In 2007, the university received funding from the German Excellence Initiative to implement a new internationalisation strategy. ‘Göttingen International’ was one of four measures within this strategy, whereby Göttingen regenerated its internationalisation policies in order to internationalise the university as a whole. The project, ‘Internationalisation 2012’, defined ten key internationalisation measures for providing research support to young academics, teaching staff and administration. To advance and qualitatively enhance the ongoing processes of internationalisation, Göttingen participates in benchmarking activities within its strategic U4 network as well as in the audit ‘Internationalisation of Universities’ of the German Rectors' Conference. Additionally, it established an International External Advisory Board on internationalisation.