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Call for Participation

3. International TDP Workshop
Transatlantic Perspectives on Advancing Internationalization in Social Sciences and Humanities

Toronto, September 28-30, 2007

The Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly invite US, Canadian and German universities to apply for participation in the 3rd International TDP Workshop on curriculum internationalization, joint transatlantic study programs and university alliances in social sciences and humanities. The workshop will take place in Toronto, Canada, September 28 – 30, 2007.

This workshop is part of the Transatlantic Degree Programs Project (TDP) which investigates innovative ideas in transatlantic higher education cooperation, with a particular focus on curriculum integration and joint/double degree programs, their current status and future prospects.

The goal of the Toronto workshop is to examine the current debate on internationalization in social sciences and humanities, to discuss successful examples of transatlantic curriculum cooperation, including joint/double degree programs, and to provide stimulus to and guidelines for universities on both sides of the Atlantic for creating and implementing such programs. The workshop will bring together senior administrators and faculty as well as representatives of government, accreditation and funding agencies and experts in higher education internationalization.

Examples of transatlantic curriculum cooperation will be presented and analysed, with experts providing information on curriculum integration, accreditation, quality assurance, marketing, and legal and administrative aspects. For further details and a preliminary workshop program please contact Matthias Kuder or visit

There is no workshop fee; the event is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology.

A limited number of stipends for board and lodging from September 28 – 30 will be available for a select number of admitted participants. All participants are expected to arrange and cover their own travel.  

Previous experience with higher education internationalization and/or international cooperation in curriculum development in social sciences and humanities will be used as criteria to assess the choice of workshop participants.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, we would like to 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
  • Brief overview on involvement with higher education internationalization
  • Brief outlook on future plans for internationalization strategies in social sciences and humanities
  • Short examples of any particular activities regarding international curriculum integration and/or joint/double degree programs past or present
  • Short statement on motivation for participating in the workshop

Please email your application to Matthias Kuder.

Application deadline for US and Canadian applicants is July 31, 2007.
Application deadline for applicants from Germany is July 16, 2007.

Confirmation of participation will be issued shortly after.