'HAW goes USA' strategy

In 2005 HAW Hamburg was a founding member of the UAS7 consortium and defined the USA as a strategic region. The university currently has twelve US partner universities  (nine bilateral and three UAS7 cooperations). In addition, HAW Hamburg is a member of the Global E3 network, with a further 37 US partners. The 'HAW goes USA' strategy is an important module within the university's internationalisation strategy.

Each year up to 40 US exchange students study in Hamburg, making them the largest group of international guest students at HAW Hamburg. As part of the reciprocal exchange agreements, the same number of HAW Hamburg students spend an exchange semester at one of our US partner universities. Since 2014 the focus has also been on developing faculty exchange in the form of summer schools, workshops and joint research with selected partners.

'HAW goes USA 2020' strategy

In 2015 the 'HAW goes USA 2020' strategy defined the following vision for the strategic region USA: 'HAW Hamburg is part of a strategic network of excellent partner universities in the USA. With its international courses HAW Hamburg's student exchange programmes strengthen the international profile of the university and attract excellent students to study in Hamburg. There is a regular faculty and academic exchange which ensure a transfer of expertise to widen and deepen teaching and strengthen research. Both areas shape the profile, teaching and campus life of HAW Hamburg and are important sources for ideas and change. HAW Hamburg is considered an expert in strategic fields and with regard to important developments in Germany by its US partners.' 

By 2020 the following three goals should be achieved:

Development of three strategic partnerships

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Development of student exchange and Internationalisation @ Home

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Development of research profile through US cooperations

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"HAW goes USA" 2020 and beyond

Over the last five years goals 1 and 2 were achieved. Click on the links to find more information on the strategic partnerships and the classes in English for exchange students. The last few years have shown that goal 3 is very ambitious; however, it is being pursued with selected partner universities. Due to the corona pandemic, student and faculty exchanges unfortunately came to a standstill in 2020. The budget was deferred, so that a continuation of the "HAW goes USA" strategy will be developed in the course of 2021.

 

Contact

Ingrid Weatherall
International Office - Strategic Cooperations & International Marketing