Dr. Birgit Barden-Läufer
Two Days (15. & 16.10.2019 from 09:00 to 16:30)
Special Module
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Marriott Hotel Palace, Zamalek, “Verdi Salon” Meeting Room
Target Group: 

University staff: either International Office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities


Introduction to internationalisation – trends, definitions and rationales; Building a roadmap for internationalisation strategy; Competences and key tasks of an International Office: Tasks, Structures, Case Study

Learning Outcome: 

The programme will enable the participants to build up improved and more effective structures of internationalisation at their universities: Awareness and knowledge of the implication of term “Internationalisation” for the day-to-day-reality of HEI as a transversal process; knowledge on the key elements of a coherent internationalisation strategy; knowledge on different IO structures and models of task areas; ability to match IO structures with the overall ITN strategy at institutional level.

Trainer's Profile: 

Dr. Barden-Läufer heads the International Office of Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. Since 2008 she has been designing training courses in the DAAD-DIES (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) programme on topics related to the internationalisation of higher education institutions - until 2011 initially with Indian universities and since 2014 the DIES training course "Management of Internationalisation". She has been a member of the DAAD Executive Board since 2012, is a member of the DAAD Working Group "International Students" and spokesperson for the Lower Saxony International Offices.

Before joining Leibniz Universität Hannover, she worked for two years at the International Office of the University of Cologne, was a DAAD lecturer at the Universitas Negri Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and was a research assistant at the Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) Mannheim, at the University of Hamburg and at the University of Konstanz. She holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Hamburg and a master's degree in linguistics, modern German literature and psychology from the University of Konstanz.

She also trained as a systemic organizational consultant in 2016.

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