Due to the enormous complexity and transboundary influence, arise global challenges such as climate change, scarcity of raw materials (resources) or poverty and hunger, for resolving of which there is a great necessity of creating an international cooperation network in the field of education, science, research and economics. This network serves for transferring knowledge and technologies that can provide solution-oriented answers relating to current issues of the world community.
In respect to the transfer of knowledge, a special role in the global structure is fulfilled by German higher educational institutions, due to the quality of their educational programs and international orientation. However, knowledge is constantly and rapidly renewed, as German higher educational institutions are under constant pressure of transformations and adaptations, in order to keep the content of educational programs current and practical. In addition, the content of international lectures and distance learning courses must be designed in such a way as to take into account the situation in the country of origin of international students from the outset in order to offer solutions for social and ecological questions, in local meaning.
Our experience in the development of international partnerships of higher educational institutions shows that specific country context (cultural, institutional, linguistic, etc.) As well as its correct assessment, determine the success of cooperation. Within the framework of internationalization activity, we are developing innovative concepts and strategic activities for initiating, coordinating and implementing innovations (international meetings and distance learning programs, a foreign language for webinars and online consultations, etc.). At the request of our customers, we perform partner university analyses of potential international partner-universities on the basis of knowledge-based indicators. These analyses are aimed to the realistic estimation of potential risks and discussion of recommendations, on how these risks can be minimized.