The prestigious DAAD DIES Training Course on Management of Internationalization 2022-2023 commenced its initial workshop at Leibniz University Hannover, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Attendees engaged in insightful discussions on higher education (HE) strategies.

Ms. Sheryl Urdaneta, the Head of the Center for Linkages, Internationalization, and Language Studies at Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC), is the only representative from the Philippines selected out of the 12 applicants from the country, joining a diverse group of 30 participants hailing from different countries worldwide. Among this select group, her unique perspective and expertise highlight her project’s importance, which addresses the challenges of internationalization in education.

The program seeks to cultivate university managers from various global regions, including Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Spanning three workshops, the locations for these sessions are Hannover, Germany; Nairobi, Kenya; Arequipa, Peru; and Manipal, India on March 2024.

The course’s curriculum is thoughtfully designed, encompassing pivotal topics such as international policies, management strategies, research tasks, project management, and intercultural communication. All these components are geared towards empowering participants to become change agents within their respective institutions.

Coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Rectors’ Conference, this enriching first phase of the training course will run until the 27th of October.