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IIE and DAAD team up: Global Perspectives on International Joint and Double Degree Programs

Joint and double degree programs are an increasingly popular approach to internationalizing higher education. A new book, Global Perspectives on International Joint and Double Degree Programs, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), brings together expert insights from 33 authors spanning 6 world regions for the first truly global analysis of collaborative degree programs and what they mean for students and higher education today. The new book provides an orientation for higher education institutions, government agencies, and other related organisations as they develop their approaches and policies.

Articles include:

  • Institutional perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America
  • Essays on student demand, employability of graduates, and quality assurance
  • A conceptual framework for collaborative degree programs
  • Studies of collaborative degree programs in regional policy contexts
  • In-depth case studies of collaborative degree programs

The DAAD supports in total 108 double or joint degree programmes in the study year 2013/2014, 80 of those projects award a master degree, 28 a bachelor degree. 84 joint or double degree programmes are performed by universities and 24 by universities of applied sciences. Most cooperation programmes are executed between higher education institutions in Europe (78). Asia is involved in 20 of such partnerships and North America in 12, whereby some study programmes have more partner countries involved. The most popular partner countries are the UK, China, Italy, Poland and Russia.

IIE - Press release

DAAD - Press release (in German)