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International Affairs

WU’s activities in education and research all have an international dimension, as well. Ensuring quality and maintaining a high profile on the increasingly competitive international education market is and will continue to be one of WU’s most important challenges. WU’s comprehensive internationalization strategy focuses on the following key areas:

  • In its academic programs, WU intends to sharpen its profile by strengthening its international position through its English-taught master’s and PhD programs.

  • All WU researchers are also active members of the international scientific community and maintain their respective standards. WU is also aiming for excellence and increased international recognition in several multidisciplinary areas.

  • One of the main aspects of WU’s internationalization strategy is encouraging and supporting student and faculty mobility and the integration of international students and faculty, based on the principle, “Internationalization begins at home.” WU will work to achieve these goals by offering in-house training and support programs, by strengthening WU’s bilingual communications in English and German, and by offering a professional Welcome Services center.

  • Maintaining and developing international cooperation agreements, strengthening WU’s international branding, expanding international career services, and extending the global alumni network also rank high among WU’s objectives.

Erasmus Policy Statement
Erasmus Policy Statement

Dean for International Affairs

Professor Jonas Puck took office as WU’s new Dean for International Affairs on March 1, 2024. In this capacity, he will be working closely with the Rector’s Council to manage and coordinate WU’s international activities. Jonas Puck is a professor at WU and founder of the Institute for International Business. He is also the academic director of the MBA Program in Energy Management at the WU Executive Academy and co-director of WU’s Research Initiative on Sports and Management.

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International Board