Going Global

“Carolina and Tübingen have operated an undergraduate student exchange since 1986, one of the University’s longest lasting exchanges,” Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer Ron Strauss said. “Bernd Engler becoming [president and vice-chancellor of Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany] provided an opportunity to reconnect our universities and deepen our scholarly and research collaborations.”

Engler spent time at Carolina as a research fellow in American studies from 1991 to 1992, and  is grateful that Engler never forgot the quality and value of the experiences he had here.

“We are grateful that he wanted students and faculty from Tübingen to have the same quality of experience that he had had, and he wanted students and faculty from Carolina to experience Tübingen in reciprocal fashion.”

More than 100 undergraduate students have spent a semester or year at the partner university. The universities have also engaged graduate students, both in collaborative research with faculty and also through the Teach@Tübingen Program that brings doctoral students, postdocs and junior faculty from Tübingen’s partners to teach in fields where courses in English are underrepresented.

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