The University of Vechta strengthens its position through strategic partnerships and networking with other universities, both in Germany and abroad.
The University of Vechta is a member of national and international networks. Networks facilitate the pooling of interests and enhance the visibility of the universities involved. They are also a sign of long-standing collaborative relationships built on trust, which in turn provide an institutional framework for joint research and teaching projects, as well as on an administrative level.
The EUA’s (European University Association) mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of European higher education and research. The EUA aims to achieve this through active support and guidance for its members as autonomous institutions in order to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and research as well as their contributions to society. Further information can be found here.
The University of Vechta is a member of the “International Association of Universities”. The association was founded in 1950 under the auspices of the UNESCO and has more than 650 member institutions from over 120 countries today. The International Association of Universities serves as a network and for exchanging information on globally relevant topics of higher education and higher education policy. All members recognise the same values and principles for research, dissemination and application of research results. The focus is on promoting innovation, equal learning and cooperation between member institutions instead of competition. The guiding principle is the recognition of different perspectives and the undertaking of social responsibility.
As a non-governmental organisation, the IAU lobbies and exchanges information with institutions such as the UNESCO, the OECD and the EU.
Further information: https://iau-aiu.net/
The European mobility network EURAXESS provides information and assistance to researchers who want to engage in academic work abroad. The portal contains practical information concerning professional and daily life in Germany, as well as information on job and funding opportunities. There are local EURAXESS
GATE Germany is an initiative that advertises Germany as a location of higher education, financed by the German Federal Government and administrated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). GATE for example produces advertising campaigns, websites, and printed materials. In various regions around the world, the initiative regularly organises trade fairs and road shows at which German universities can present themselves and their programmes. The University of Vechta is a member and participates in many events.
Further information: www.gate-germany.de
The University of Vechta is a member of the universal network Scholars at Risk. As an international network with more than 500 member universities from 38 countries, Scholars at Risk campaigns worldwide for the protection of academics at risk and for academic freedom.