Leibniz Universität Hannover, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) are jointly organizing the DIES-Training Course

Management of Internationalisation”

 General Information:

The training course is part of the DIES program (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 Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, to manage processes and tasks of internationalization in the area of higher education. The program will enable the participants to build up improved and more effective structures of internationalization at their home universities.

As the workshops of the course are interconnected, participants must take part in all three workshops. A written commitment to attend all parts of the course is mandatory.

Participants’ Profile

* At least 3-5 years of experience in the area of Higher Education Management: either as international office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities

* Preferably not older than 50 years of age

* Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.

* Commitment to attend all workshops and to develop an individual PALP, fulfilling approx. 2 hours’ workload weekly (e-learning).

* Minimum technical equipment that guarantees the participation in the e-learning phases: internet connection and, if possible IT support for video conferences.


The costs for the course will mainly be covered by funds of the DAAD provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). These include the overall course costs, travel expenses, accommodation, partial allowance, emergency health insurance.

Expected Co-funding by Participants:

Participants’ home institutions are expected to pay a one-time tuition fee of 600 €. In addition, participants have to cover local transportation in their home countries, visa costs and possible additional per diems for the duration of the workshops.

Application and Selection Procedure

The application must include the following:

  • Application form

  • Short profile of the university (see application form, appendix 2)

  • Motivation statement by the candidate, indicating individual and institutional goals of participation (see application form, appendix 3)

  • Letter of support from the top management of the university (President/Rector or Vice-Chancellor/Vice-Rector of the university), indicating relevance of participation in the program under the internationalization development or strategy of the university

  • Organizational chart of the university (depicting the section where the candidate is working in)

  • Proof of English proficiency: minimum B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference or equivalent (TOEFL score 87-109, IELTS Band 7). Studies in English are also proof of proficiency. Phone interviews will be organized with short listed candidates to guarantee the requested proficiency in English.

    Application Address and Deadline

    Please send your application as one pdf file until 2nd May 2014 via e-mail to:


    Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible and will immediately be disregarded.

For detailed information see the announcement as pdf-file here.