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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Internationalization of Universities

Learn about the implications of the global pandemic for university internationalization from the German Academic Exchange Service.

According to the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/German Academic Exchange Service, “internationalisation is one of the key prerequisites for the successful development of teaching and research at universities” (2022).

Recently published, the 22nd edition of “Wissenschaft weltoffen” provides a comprehensive overview of the international nature of studies and research in Germany and worldwide with a focus on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mobility of students, researchers, and international academics.

The report provides insight into the following areas of interest:

  • International academic mobility and transnational education,
  • International students in Germany,
  • German students abroad, 
  • International academics and researchers in Germany, and 
  • German academics and researchers abroad 

Some highlights from the report:

  • India will soon replace China as the major country of origin for international students in Germany if current trends continue. 
  • Canada ranks 6th overall as a host country with the highest number and highest proportion of international students.
  • Applied sciences programs remain in high demand by international students.

To view the full report, please visit the following website: