International Strategy of Coburg University
Internationalization is a key strategic objective of the University of Coburg. It is reflected both in the mission statement of the university as well as in its academic development plan. In addition, the University of Coburg is involved in the Diversity Audit of the Stifterverband. Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be devoted entirely to consulting, networking and promoting improvements in the fields of education, science and innovation.
Furthermore Coburg University participates in the European Union’s ERASMUS+ program. We have summarized our goals for internationalization in the European Policy Statement.
The University’s Mission Statement
The University’s Mission Statement states: "As people we need to be both cosmopolitan and rooted. We see ourselves as an active crosslinking agent. Our university offers a platform allowing the region and the world to meet academically, economically and culturally. Internationality is promoted in many programs."
The Coburg University participates in the Diversity Audit “Create Diversity” sponsored by the Stifterverband. The aim of this project is to more closely examine diversity criteria which have not yet been considered such as migration and anti-racism in order to, among other things, create programs and support for refugees and migrants. In addition, we wish to develop and promote skills in dealing with diversity at all levels of university life.
The Diversity Audit is meant to make an important contribution to finding out more about the academic success and the needs and experiences of students with an immigrant background and to ascertain appropriate actions. In addition, there will be a focus on refugees and asylum seekers in the region Coburg.