Establishment of a Recognition Database
Concerns about time being lost during studies and issues with the recognition of work completed abroad are among the biggest hurdles for students who choose to spend time abroad. Teacher training students mention these problems noticeably more often than other students (DAAD/DZHW 2019, p. 92ff.). Advising sessions within the Faculty of Education have also revealed that the question of recognition of academic achievements is decisive for students—even before they apply to study abroad or decide on a host university.
To facilitate the recognition of academic achievements completed abroad, the International Office developed a recognition database for the Faculty of Education which will be continuously updated and improved. Options for recognizing courses completed at Erasmus partner universities and faculty partners will be reviewed in advance for the faculty’s degree programs. Students are able to access these options in a database, which will thus support them in their decision about spending a semester abroad. Other academic achievements (i.e., those not completed at a partner university or not listed in the database) can of course also be recognized.
The project aims to increase mobility within the existing partnerships with universities abroad by facilitating early access to information on recognition.
This project runs from 2020 to 2022 and is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from funds provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).