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Symposium: The Next Generation Transatlantic Relationship
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Symposium: The Next Generation Transatlantic Relationship

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The Executive Director of the German University Alliance has been invited to take part in a panel on Education, Apprenticeships, Technology, and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Symposium.

The transatlantic relationship has been a foundational element of the international order since World War II. Yet it is facing a crisis of confidence. The US government appears to be pursuing an increasingly isolationist approach while European leaders have suggested that the nature of the transatlantic alliance is changing significantly. Given the difficult and dynamic international climate, how can the transatlantic relationship evolve further, and how can countries like the US and Germany cooperate in solving the challenges ahead in the next decades? What are potential scenarios for the evolution of the transatlantic relationship against the background of challenges such as shifting global power dynamics and the ramifications of globalization, automation, and digitalization?

This half-day symposium is made possible as part of the Year of German-American Friendship "Deutschlandjahr USA" with the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office, Goethe-Institut, and Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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Alumni Holiday Party in NYC
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Holiday Party in NYC

  • 12 East 41 Street, 15th Floor New York, NY 10017 (map)
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Please join us for a holiday celebration in New York City with alumni of several German universities.

Come meet and mingle over holiday treats and Glühwein.

Please register here

Alumni from the following institutions will be in attendance:

Bucerius Law School

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Freie Universität Berlin

German Research Foundation DFG

Heidelberg University

LMU München

UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Sciences

University Alliance Ruhr

Universität Hamburg

University of Cologne

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European Career Fair at MIT
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

European Career Fair at MIT

LMU Munich's Graduate Center and the Dahlem Research School of Freie Universität Berlin will be in attendance at MIT's European Career Fair (ECF) in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 16th - February 17th, 2019.

The ECF is an annual recruiting event, organized by members of the European Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The ECF mission is to connect top-tier US students and young professionals with European companies, universities and non-profit organizations and to inform about career opportunities in Europe.This career fair is the largest of its kind in the United States with up to 100 attending companies and 3000-5000 registered candidates. Candidates are students, working professionals and recent alumni of Ivy League, and renowned European and American universities. Company participants are diverse, ranging from multinational corporations to non-profit organizations in the research/ technology as well as business and consulting sector.

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IIE Summit 2019
Feb
17
to Feb 19

IIE Summit 2019

IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education taking place in New York City on February 17-19. The Summit will convene more than 500 leaders, influencers, and practitioners from education, government, business, philanthropy, and media for action-oriented discussion as we envision the next 50 years of international education, specifically centered around the primary themes including: Equity & Access, Higher Ed in Emergencies, Student Mobility, International Partnerships, Scholars & Innovation.

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"Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair
Nov
7
9:00 AM09:00

"Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair

“Research in Germany” brings together German universities and research institutions interested in recruiting international PhD students and researchers. Freie Universität Berlin (Dahlem Research School) and LMU Munich (Graduate Center) will be present at their respective booths during the virtual fair to answer your questions.

We know from experience that organising a research stay abroad can be complicated. That is why we provide an extensive range of information to graduates and researchers who are thinking about spending some time researching in a foreign country.

At the virtual fair you can visit multiple booths, each representing a German university or research institution. In addition to testimonials and branding videos, each booth offers a wide array of information on doctoral positions and research openings, programmes and study opportunities. Aside from that, you can also talk to recruiters and scientists from all of the exhibiting higher education institutions via one-on-one online chats.

The event is open to anyone interested in researching in Germany. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English. Click here for more information about the event.

Registration Deadline: 5 November 2018.

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Livestream: Free Speech on Campus
Nov
6
10:15 AM10:15

Livestream: Free Speech on Campus

In recent years, the issue of free speech has returned to campuses in unexpected ways. Initially tied to the right to political activity on campus, free speech nowadays is often a contested concept in the quest for diverse and respectful learning environments. How should one prevent hate speech on campus without restricting free speech? And how should one protect free inquiry and academic freedom in an increasingly polarized political environment? In the fourth event of the series “Veritas, Iustitia, Libertas,” philosopher R. Jay Wallace and historian Paul Nolte will discuss current debates on Free Speech in the U.S. and Germany, with a focus on their own campuses: UC Berkeley and Freie Universität, at different moments in their history, both have been at the center of struggles on free speech.

Speakers:

R. Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research has focused on responsibility, moral psychology, and the theory of practical reason. Wallace was the co-chair of UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Commission that throughout 2017/2018 analyzed events featuring external speakers and recommended changes in policy that preserve the campus’s firm commitment to free expression. As a Visiting Fellow of the Einstein Stiftung, he currently leads a research group in moral philosophy that is based in Berlin.

Paul Nolte is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Freie Universität Berlin and Director of the Dahlem Humanities Center. His research interests include the history of democracy, of transatlantic relations, of knowledge in the humanities, and of German universities after 1945. He is currently working on a history of the Freie Universität – a history shaped by political struggles and the quest for freedom rights. Paul Nolte is also a frequent commentator on current political and social affairs in the media.

Moderator: Professor Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin)

Watch the Livestream from Berlin: www.fu-berlin.de/sites/70jahre/video/index.html

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Back to the Big Apple - Life After Study Abroad Student Conference
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Back to the Big Apple - Life After Study Abroad Student Conference

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Back to the Big Apple

Life After Study Abroad Student Conference: Global Change Starts Here

This fall, the New York Metro Study Abroad Group (NYMSAG) will be hosting its second annual re-entry conference for study abroad “returnees”, Back to the Big Apple: Life After Study Abroad, Global Change Start Here. Returning students from all over the NYC metro area are invited! This conference offers the following:

  • Engaging guest speakers;

  • Professional networking opportunities;

  •  Workshops aimed at teaching students how to leverage the study abroad experience for success in their personal and professional lives (including resume reviews); and

  •  A resource fair featuring post-graduation opportunities relating to international experience, at home and abroad.

Registration for students: $20.00

Registration for non-students: $50.00

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German American Alumni Evening
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

German American Alumni Evening

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We would like to invite you to an informal alumni & friends networking event on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the German Research Foundation’s North America Office (1130 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036).

Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universität zu Köln, Universität Freiburg, Universität Heidelberg, University Alliance Ruhr, UAS7 – German Universities of Applied Sciences, DFG – the German Research Foundation  and DAAD – the German Academic Exchange Service will be in attendance. Join us for an opportunity to meet and network over finger food and wine. Space is limited.

Please RSVP HERE by October 1, 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 11!

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Germany Grad Fair 2018
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Germany Grad Fair 2018

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process – from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process.

Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields.

We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will also be plenty of opportunities to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies, and partner organizations.

You should attend if you are: an undergraduate or a graduate student, young professional, career service advisor or someone who is interested in graduate studies in Germany!

For more information on participating institutions and registration, please click here

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The 42nd Annual College Fair at UNIS
Apr
30
3:30 PM15:30

The 42nd Annual College Fair at UNIS

The Germany University Alliance's Executive Director, Dr. Katja Simons, will take part in the 42nd Annual College Fair at the United Nations International School on April 30th, 2018. The Fair will be jointly hosted by Friends Seminary, Garden School, Marymount School of New York, Regis High School, and the United Nations International School.  

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Career Day in Houston
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Career Day in Houston

The German University Alliance - Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich - will participate in the German Institute for the Southwest's Second Annual Career Day on April 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

The German Consulate General will be the event's host, and the German Institute for the Southwest has invited the Goethe-Institut, German universities and companies, DAAD, as well as the Houston office of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC Houston) for presentations of different career path models, professional training, university degree programs, and scholarship opportunities.

Information tables will be set up and short presentations will be held throughout the day focusing on topics essential for studying and working in Germany or with German in the US: Building your international career.

You can direct any questions via email to Angelika C. Schmidt-Lange, J.D., the Executive Director of the German Institute for the Southwest,  or you can click here for the event's website.  

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Webinar: Start your Career in Germany- Study Humanities in Berlin, Munich, or the Ruhr region
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Start your Career in Germany- Study Humanities in Berlin, Munich, or the Ruhr region

DAAD USA launched a free series of webinars presenting German universities in 30 minutes. This upcoming webinar will feature international humanities degrees in English at the Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University Alliance Ruhr universities.

Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) are two of Germany’s top ranked universities dedicated to excellent teaching and innovative research. Many programs – especially on the graduate level – are taught in English. Dr. Katja Simons, Head of the New York based joint liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich, will highlight the humanities by focusing on study programs, research centers and clusters of excellence at both universitites. The presentation will also feature some practical tips for applying to undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ruhr region is one of Germany’s largest academic hubs with a strong global network. The UA Ruhr is an alliance between Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany's thriving Ruhr Area. The Ruhr universities are institutions of Academic excellence with an extensive network of interdisciplinary research centers, graduate schools and research groups. The Ruhr region is Europe’s third largest metropolitan region and one of Germany’s biggest melting pots with students and faculty from all over the world. The close partnerships between our universities and regional as well as international institutions are key to the success of our graduates.

After a short introduction of the three UA Ruhr universities and the Ruhr region, webinar attendees will learn about humanities research areas and institutions, study programs and requirements.

To learn more and register, please click here. All registered attendees will receive a follow-up email with a recording of the webinar, so please feel free to register even if you can't make it to the live webinar. 

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Recruit in Canada's Spring 2018 Study and Go Abroad Fair
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Recruit in Canada's Spring 2018 Study and Go Abroad Fair

German University Alliance together with DAAD Toronto and University of Cologne will share a booth at the 32nd Recruit in Canada Fair in Montreal. Representatives will be available throughout the day to speak with and present information to prospective students about study abroad and full degree opportunities. 

Recruit in Canada is Canada's largest international university and student travel exposition. The 2018 Spring Study and Go Abroad Fair Circuit will take place from February 28 to March 4 across three different cities, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Recruit in Canada has been organizing student fairs in Canada since 1993 and they pride themselves on providing exceptional recruitment opportunities for both visitors and representatives to connect. 

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Alumni Morning Coffee in Montreal
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Alumni Morning Coffee in Montreal

For alumni and friends in the Montreal area, we welcome you to join us for an informal alumni and friends networking event at the Crew Collective and Cafe! It will be a great and relaxing opportunity to meet with old friends and to network with fellow alumni over your morning coffee. Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Universität zu Köln will be in attendance. 

If you plan on attending please RSVP to Katja Simons

We look forward to seeing you on March 3rd in Montreal! 

 

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Graduate and Postdoc Opportunities in Berlin and Munich
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Graduate and Postdoc Opportunities in Berlin and Munich

This information session at both McGill and Concordia University will explore international opportunities for graduate students and postdocs in all academic fields at two-top ranked universities in Germany-- Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München. Participants will learn about the universities' research profiles and about grants and fellowships for short-term research stays, as well as about resources and services available to graduate and postdoc students. The session will also look at other important steps for planning a stay abroad like accommodation and costs of living. 

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Research in Germany Career Event
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Research in Germany Career Event

Research Group Leader Positions in Germany: Opportunities & Challenges

At the heart of Europe, Germany is one of the best destinations for cutting-edge scientific research. Why not consider a research stay in Germany or starting your independent research group (all fields) at one of Germany’s leading universities or research institutions? At this event you will hear from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, about funding opportunities and special programs to foster independent research careers in Germany.

The information session will be followed by a networking reception.

Please register here 

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New Year's Alumni Reception in San Francisco
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

New Year's Alumni Reception in San Francisco

Together with several German universities and funding organizations, the German University Alliance cordially invites all Freie Universität Berlin and LMU München alumni to a New Year's Reception in San Francisco. The reception will be held at the Consulate General of Germany.

Please register here: http://bit.ly/2BVkClo

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Holiday Alumni Reception
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Alumni Reception

  • Fresenius University of Applied Sciences (map)
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Please join us for a Holiday Alumni Reception in New York City. Come celebrate the festive season with us over holiday treats and Glühwein.

In addition to alumni from Freie Universität Berlin and LMU München, alumni from the following universities will be in attendance: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg University, Heidelberg University, UAS7-German Universities of Applied Sciences, University Alliance Ruhr, University of Cologne, and University of Freiburg & Eucor The European Campus.

Space is limited. RSVP by December 8, 2017 here

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CBIE’s 51st Annual Conference
Nov
19
to Nov 22

CBIE’s 51st Annual Conference

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German University Alliance represents Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich at CBIE's Annual Conference in Halifax, Canada.

The conference is the Canadian meeting place for international educators and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world. This year’s theme, Pathways in International Education: Charting the Course, looks at the mechanisms that enable collaboration and opportunities in international education.

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Career Day Germany in Boston
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Career Day Germany in Boston

CAREER DAY: STUDYING AND WORKING IN GERMANY
Workshops | Information Fair | Networking

 German University Alliance will be present to answer questions from students and researchers concerning study, research and job opportunities at Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich.

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Webinar: MA & PhD Programs at Freie Universität Berlin (Humanities & Social Sciences) and LMU München (Natural Sciences)
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: MA & PhD Programs at Freie Universität Berlin (Humanities & Social Sciences) and LMU München (Natural Sciences)

Join the German University Alliance for a webinar to learn more about Master's and PhD programs at Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The webinar will cover the general structure of graduate studies in Germany and introduce the many study and research opportunities available to international students at two of Germany's top universities.

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Knowledge in Motion
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Knowledge in Motion

Knowledge is always in motion, even – and especially – where it appears to remain stable and tradition-bound.

Deutsches Haus at NYU, in collaboration with the German University Alliance, presents "Knowledge in Motion", a panel discussion featuring scholars from Berlin's Collaborative Research Center "Episteme in Motion".

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Career Day New York
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Career Day New York

CAREER DAY: STUDYING AND WORKING IN GERMANY
Workshops | Information Fair | Networking

German University Alliance will be present to answer questions from students and researchers concerning study, research and job opportunities at Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich.

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Career Day San Francisco
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Career Day San Francisco

  • Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART LOUNGE (map)
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Freie Universität Berlin and LMU München will be at the Career Day in San Francisco

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco, together with its partners in the Bay Area, showcases excellent opportunities for international students in Germany. Meet with representatives from German  universities, foundations, exchange organizations, companies and the German Embassy to learn more about how you prepare for studying or working in Germany. At this exciting networking event, you can explore options for career paths, professional training, German university degree programs without tuition fees, scholarships, and apprenticeships in Germany and in the USA.

German University Alliance will be present to answer questions from students and researchers concerning study, research and job opportunities at Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich.

Participation is free. We kindly ask everyone to register on Eventbrite, so we know how many people to expect. 

Register under:
eventbrite.com/e/career-booster-san-francisco

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Alumni Networking Event San Francisco
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Networking Event San Francisco

Please join us for an alumni and friends networking event at Biergarten San Francisco for drinks, food, and mingling!

Alumni of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Heidelberg, and DAAD will be in attendance. This event is an excellent opportunity to connect with alumni and network. RSVP requested via email by October 6, 2017. 

RSVP: simons@germanuniversities.org 

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