Campus: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- June 24, 2005
Cal Poly Partners With Munich University in New Study
Cal Poly was among 10 United States universities chosen to
partner with German colleges and universities through a new international
study program funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.
The German government will grant start-up funding over the next three years
to 10 German institutions of higher education for the new study-abroad
programs for American students. The programs were selected by a committee of
nine leading study-abroad experts from the U.S. and Germany as part of a
recent national competition among many of the top higher education
institutions in Germany.
The new programs will be launched in 2006. They will involve students and
programs ranging from mechanical engineering and life sciences to music
composition and architecture. All will involve three- to ten-week courses
taught in English and combined with intensive German language learning at
German partner campuses.
The selected institutions will receive three years of seed funding for new
programs with their main U.S. partner universities, as well as assistance in
creating and marketing the new programs. The 10 German institutions and
their U.S. partners are:
Funding for this program was provided by the European Recovery Program (ERP)
of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labor. For details visit:
- Munich University of Applied Sciences and California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo
- Berlin Technical University and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- Berlin University of Applied Sciences and City College of New York
- Freie Universitšt Berlin and The Juilliard School
- Hessen Networks at Fulda University of Applied Sciences and the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of
- Trier University of Applied Sciences and Clemson University
- University of Bonn Harvard University and the University of
- University of Kassel and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the
University of Massachusetts, and Cranbrook Academy of Art
- University of Leipzig and the University of Chicago
About the German Academic Exchange Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch
Dienst) is the German national agency for the support of international
academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty,
researchers and others in higher education. It provides financial support to
over 50,000 individuals per year, as well as representing the German higher
education system abroad.
For more details, contact Laura Montgomery, program and information officer
in the German Academic Exchange Service New York office, (212) 758-3223 ext.
211, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Monica Schechter, International Programs and
Education, (805) 756-5964