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"Joint Degrees - A Catalyst or a Challenge in Quality Assurance"
Cairo, January 28th – 29th, 2012
Universities and research institutions as the backbone of scientific societies in times of globalization, faced with new challenges: research collaborations and scientific exchanges at the highest level and across cultural boundaries are a must to meet the changing social conditions needs. Joint degree programs, universities can serve as an innovative instrument.
With the opportunities and challenges in the planning and implementation of joint degree programs - academic programs that are two or more universities offered - around 100 high-profile international experts sat in the DIES Conference on "Joint Degrees - A Catalyst or a Challenge Quality Assurance apart "on the 28th and 29th January in Cairo. The conference was organized by the DAAD (Cairo office and Section 433), in cooperation with the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE) in Cairo.
The German Ambassador to Egypt, Michael Bock and the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Hussein held the opening speech. Both agreed that joint degree programs to promote the learning of intercultural competences, the technological and scientific exchanges as well as the merging of cultures enormously.
DIES small group in 2012
University presidents, vice presidents, deans, program director, and accreditation experts from 13 countries presented papers and discussed the terms and conditions for the establishment of bilateral and trilateral study programs over the long-term opportunities, resulting in the development of teaching and research on the organizational challenges arising from the implementation of joint degree programs. An innovative conference format allowed for a more intensive exchange of students: While a group of experts on the question explained to the potential contribution from joint degree programs on the transition to a critical educational culture discussed in parallel with other groups, the optimization of the accreditation process and the possibilities of Recognition of academic achievements in the research institutions. The experts were in small groups developed analyzes and solutions gathered in the plenary and enabled the participants, a is both comprehensive and detailed picture of the challenges and opportunities of joint degree programs to win.
The participants of the event were thrilled with the format and content of the conference.. "I had expected a platform for sharing experiences with colleagues from Germany and the Arab world My assumptions were, however, exceeded the Conference has tremendous impetus to the development of quality in higher education in the given region, "summed up his impressions of the Egyptian colleagues.
[ translated from: http://cairo.daad.de/de/news/ ]
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