Freie Universität Berlin and IIE Launch Survey on Transatlantic Degree Programs

News from Apr 05, 2008

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European Union Commission, the Institute of International Education and the Freie Universität Berlin, in cooperation with the State University of New York, the Franco-German University and the Latvian Rectors’ Council, are conducting a special survey on transatlantic joint and dual/double degree programs.

The overall goal of the survey is to assess the current landscape of transatlantic degree programs, identify inherent challenges and opportunities of expanding existing or developing new programs, and to solicit best practices. So far, there is only limited information available on the number and types of transatlantic programs, the higher education institutions involved in developing these programs, and the disciplines in which such programs have been established. The TDP-Survey aims to fill that gap and create an inventory of existing models and examples of transatlantic curriculum cooperation.

By collecting this information, we hope to provide valuable information for higher education professionals and policymakers on the current transatlantic degree programs landscape, including an analysis of the challenges and barriers to developing them and recommendations and guidelines for universities on both sides of the Atlantic to implement successful programs. This is a unique opportunity to significantly expand knowledge about existing transatlantic joint and dual/double degree programs.

You can access the survey here:

Please try to respond as soon as possible. Unless we get your response by May 1, we cannot include it in the survey results in our final report.

A summary of the results will be posted on the websites of all the cooperating organizations, and will serve as the basis for a special International Degree Programs Manual. 

Thank you very much for participating in this short survey, which should take no more than 20 minutes to complete, once you have gathered the relevant data. If you have any questions,  please contact Matthias Kuder or Robert Gutierrez.