Lively international exchange in academia
International collaboration and exchange are two important factors contributing Baden-Württemberg’s academic success. 14 percent of students at Baden-Württemberg’s universities come from abroad. But the international efforts go beyond exchanges. A dense network of partnerships between universities in Baden-Württemberg and abroad has been established over the years in all areas of academic life, from students to researchers and lecturers to professors. This searchable database by the German rectors’ conference provides detailed information about more than 6000 partnerships between Baden Württemberg’s universities and research groups all over the world from Argentina to New Zealand.
Individual universities have partnered with universities overseas that allows students to study at the partner university without having to pay fees. Partnerships exist with institutions of higher education and research all over the world.
Regular exchanges take place between universities in Baden-Württemberg and universities in the U.S. states of California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina und Oregon. In Canada, Baden-Württemberg maintains an exchange program with the province Ontario with many renowned universities in the region. These are programs financially supported by the state.
As a member of the European Union, Germany’s southwestern state Baden-Württemberg is an integral part of many cross-border European and international research programs. The international office of your chosen university as well as the federal state’s international bureau has a wealth of information available.