Call for Participation

Call for Participation

1st International TDP Workshop

Promoting Internationalisation and Global Education: Joint and Double Degree Programs in Engineering Education between USA, Canada and Germany

Chicago, Illinois, June 16-18, 2006

The John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly invite US, Canadian and German universities to apply for participation in a workshop on Transatlantic Degree Programs in Engineering which will take place in Chicago from June 16–18, prior to the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. The workshop will be held in the framework of the Transatlantic Degree Programs project. The project investigates the idea of joint and double degree programs and focuses on their current status and future prospects in the transatlantic context.

The goal of the Chicago workshop is to examine if and how transatlantic degree programs can be established and thus to provide stimulus to and guidelines for universities on both sides of the Atlantic for creating and implementing such programs. It will bring together senior higher education administrators and faculty in engineering and related disciplines as well as other experts in the field. For a detailed workshop program please contact Matthias Kuder or consult

There is no workshop fee, food and accommodation from June 16–18, 2006 will be provided free of charge for admitted participants. Participants are expected to arrange and cover their own travel.

Previous experience with transatlantic degree programs and/or internationalization strategies in engineering education will be used as criteria to assess the choice of workshop participants.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, we would like invite you to send us an informal written application which should contain information on the following:

  • Name, field, position and home institution of the applicant
  • Overview on ongoing involvement with internationalization of engineering education
  • Future plans for internationalization of engineering education
  • Any particular activities regarding joint and/or double degree programs past or present
  • Statement of specific motivation for participating in the workshop

Please let us know whether or not you will also participate in the ASEE conference. Please email your application to Matthias Kuder.

Application deadline is May 3, 2006. Confirmation of participation will be issued by May 10, 2006.