DIU Dresden International University
The private scientific tertiary-level educational institute Dresden International University (DIU), which was founded in 2003, aims to integrate the latest scientific/ academic findings for professional application, and to make the same available inter-disciplinary and extra-vocational for academically qualified managers. Further, it offers foundation courses of studies, which in combination with vocational training is advantageous for future entrants into the employment market.
Currently there are 600 students registered in 18 courses of studies, and approx. 20% are foreign. Students are matriculated from 17 nations, and more than 200 lecturers teach at the DIU.
International interconnectedness is a central to the aims of the Dresden International University, and is its trademark feature. Apart from the theme of mobility, the range of international courses of studies on offer, the intercultural competence of the students and staff, the language training and the international community life all belong to the internationalisation of a university.
Since 2003 the DIU has intensified its international activities in order to attract foreign students to study here. The main focus is on the 20 partner universities in China. In order to guarantee a high standard in the selection of students, intense discussions and a negotiation of the mutual interests are essential on location. As a result the “China Competence Team” (CCT), consisting of members of the DIU and TUDIAS, has been to China on several occasions. The aim of these trips was the establishment of a cooperation network as well as an intensification of cooperation with partner institutions such as in Tianjin, Tangshan, Wuhan, Guilin, Chengdu, Chongqing and Nanchang. Successful offers of specially designed studies programs for students from Africa, Russia and Poland. The participants’ feedback was extremely positive, and the wish for an extension of such programs was expressed.
Over 100 international students have registered for the English-language MBA course in Logistics Management. The imparting of theoretical and practical subject-specific knowledge was complemented by discussions with experts in the respective fields as well as several company excursions.
The high level of flexibility of the DIU in being able to offer customized international further education programs in English has proven its worth, thus enabling the DIU to offer up-to-date, scientific and field relevant subjects, and offer them in the form of postgraduate educational and further educational projects. Courses of studies such as for example, Logistics Management or General Management underscore these high aspirations.