Experiences with a First International Programme (Philosophy, Politics and Economics – PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University

Batya Blankers, Joachim Zweynert, Joern Weingaertner, Jan P. Ehlers

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In 2014, the Faculty of Management and Economics at Witten/Herdecke University introduced its first international programme, the MA PPE which served as a test case within the overall internationalisation strategy. Despite some teething problems the overall implementation deemed successful. The university derived many valuable lessons for further internationalisation: embedding an international programme in clear and structured general internationalisation strategy of the university; offering relevent assistance to international students in all organisational and bureaucratic aspects; actively creating interfaces between international and domestic students; formulating a clear vision and mission for international programmes to be shared equally by students, academic and administrative staff.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v7n3p135

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print) ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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