German students increasingly go East

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



(2004), "German students increasingly go East", Education + Training, Vol. 46 No. 6/7.



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German students increasingly go East

German students increasingly go East

The Go East programme is encouraging more German students than ever to study in central and eastern Europe, according to Germany's Secretary of State for Education and Research, Wolf- Michael Catenhusen.

The initiative, launched two years back, has already funded 1,400 students and graduates. It receives 2.5 million a year from the German academic-exchange service, the university rectors' conference and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

“The increasing attractiveness of universities in central Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States for our students and scientists comes at exactly the right time,” said Mr Catenhusen. “Science and research are of a very high quality in many of these countries. Numerous universities have managed to modernise their curricula and structures and are able to offer foreign students and graduates a very good learning and research environment.”

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