Germany is a great place to pursue higher education. The top two reasons are reasonable tuition fees and flexibility to work alongside pursuing academics. The DAAD President focuses on getting more international students into Germany to promote the growth of the professional economy. Thinking of both developments together, the DAAD policy paper predicts a considerable change in the economy in the coming years.
DAAD And International Student Community
The international student community is highly skilled. Additionally, they have a great potential to turn around the economy of Germany. This is true from the facts that the expenditures of international students primarily drive the UK economy. Chances are that inviting these students with greater work opportunities can stabilize the skill deficit in Germany.
Hence, DAAD is planning a strategic use of the existing opportunities. The policy paper that DAAD put forward clearly states the obstacles that are in the way of such developments. Moreover, it also encapsulates the remedies to the situation.
DAAD Policy Paper
DAAD has released a Press Release about its recent policy paper. However, the paper clearly states the requirement of ‘science diplomacy’ to turn around the economy. The Skill shortage in Germany requires integrated and highly-qualifies individuals. It is the only way that science diplomacy can work in the direction of Germany’s interests.
More than 50,000 international students graduate from Germany every year. Additionally, to boost this number, DAAD specifically focuses on promoting courses taught in English. However, approx. 25,000 of these students enter the professional tables every year. Prediction says, promoting English-taught courses can double the number by 2030.
DAAD is all set to promote ‘cross-border brain circulation’. The policy paper reads, “Study abroad and joint scientific projects create long-term reciprocal ties between people and between institutions.” Furthermore, The Academic organization further states in the paper, “… increased intercultural competence of individuals are in many respects proven effects of the international exchange of students as well as of scientists.” Moreover, cross-border projects in the professional world can dim down the international terse political situations promoting sustainability.
This is a great opportunity for more students to migrate to Germany for their international education. The extensive post-study work opportunities in a multicultural setting can benefit the students to a huge extent.
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