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Fascination of Studying Abroad: DAAD Prize honours innovative training concept of the EBS Law School

2017-12-01 | By: Jana Stelz, Head of Communications / Press Spokeswoman
EBS Law Term 2017

Living internationality at the EBS: exchange students from all over the world at the EBS Law School

The EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht has been awarded the promotional award “bologna hub” of the Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD) (German Academic Exchange Service). With this award, the DAAD honours innovative approaches and exemplary models to promote mobility among students pursuing study programmes in teaching training, medicine and law. The EBS was runner-up to the Europa Universität Flensburg. Third place was awarded to the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.

A semester abroad is an integral part of the law programme at the EBS. The students have over 90 distinguished partner universities to choose from, for instance the China University of Political Science and Law and the McGill University in Montréal, Canada. “There is not just one law. Therefore, it is so important that students become familiar with other legal systems. Future lawyers must be able to question the value-based decisions behind the laws”, explains Professor Markus Ogorek, the University’s President. The EBS students will benefit from the DAAD prize money. Moreover, the university wishes to further expand the present scholarship opportunities for the trimester abroad. Thus, students who, due to their personal situation, find it difficult to fund their stay abroad out of their own resources, are given the necessary support.

Daniel Lea (22) also learned how enriching the international exchange can be for future lawyers. During his trimester abroad, he was at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Among other lectures and events, he also attended the course “Diplomatic and Consular Law” which teaches the key fundamentals of international diplomacy. In the context of this course he had the opportunity to get to know the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the offices of the United Nations (UN) in Vienna from the inside. Employees provided fascinating insights into the various working areas such as combatting international drug trafficking, atomic and nuclear safety or cooperation in development aid. Moreover, the exchange students were able to participate live in a security conference. “As a Russian jet had been shot down on the Turkish border just one day before and the situation was coming to a head due to Syria, the refugee crisis and the Ukraine, it was extremely interesting to observe the diplomats at work. My time abroad gave me insights into the practical side of issues that I would never have had in the course of the regular curriculum”, says the student.

About the “bologna hub” of the DAAD

With the “bologna hub - Prize for Recognition”, the DAAD supports universities in their endeavours to increase mobility on recommendation of the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and numerous experts. In their judgement, the opportunities in the curricula to study abroad and creating the relevant incentives play a decisive role. The declared aim of all those involved is that students can gain international experience and further develop intercultural skills.

Further information about the DAAD Prize: https://eu.daad.de/service/auszeichnungen/bolognaHUB/de/55340-bologna-hub-preis-zur-anerkennung/

Further information about the EBS partner universities: https://www.ebs.edu/de/partneruniversitaeten

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