NAFSA 2016


MUAS attended the largest network fair for international higher education and mobility


The President of the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Michael Kortstock, and the project coordinator of the strategic partnership with the Californian University Cal Poly, Dr. Günter Beck, took part in the international NAFSA conference in Denver, Colorado from 30 May to 3 June. The NAFSA conference, which takes place annually in various major cities in North America, is the world's most important and also the largest network fair for international higher education and mobility.


Experts from the field "International" from more than a hundred countries meet here to discuss current trends and higher eductaion issues in seminars and workshops. The participants also place great importance on strengthening existing ties with international partner universities and to initiate new cooperations.


MUAS represented on two stands

In the exhibition hall of this educational fair, the Munich University of Applied Sciences was represented on two stands with the other Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences at the "Study-in-Bavaria" booth and the UAS7 consortium. Without traveling around the world, President Kortstock and Dr. Beck were able to meet with important international partners from the USA, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.


At the reception of the UAS7 at the "Denver Athletic Club" this year, President Kortstock, representing the consortium, welcomed numerous representatives of the UAS7 member schools and their international partner universities as well as the DAAD. He informed about the latest developments in this consortium. This reception as well as numerous others offers the opportunity to cultivate contacts with colleagues from all over the world in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the official conference programme.


MUAS and Cal Poly – a future-oriented model

The DAAD-funded strategic partnership of MUAS with Cal Poly was presented as a model project to a wider audience on an international stage in a separate session. Dr. Beck, Karin Norton, Strategic Partnership and Thematic Networks Administrator at the DAAD, and Dr. Cari Moore, Head of the International Centre at Cal Poly, presented the project under the title "Selecting, Monitoring and Adjusting Strategic Partnerships". The ensuing lively discussions and the exchange of experiences with the public prove the great interest in this aspect of international cooperation.



Dr. Günter Beck