Germany has best policies for global studies

The research compared the internationalisation of higher education in 11 of the largest and most active countries in this area. It examined national performance in three categories: openness, access and equity, and quality assurance & degree recognition.One of the reasons Germany scores particularly high is because its policies focus as much on supporting and encouraging domestic students and academics to spend time studying or working abroad as on attracting students and academics from other countries.The German government aims to have half of all home students spending at least one semester abroad during studies. A ‘Go out! Studying around the world’ campaign was launched in 2006 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support this goal. This was followed by ‘Go East!’ to encourage German students to study in East and Central Europe. – TOI