Towards the "Deep Internationalization" of German Communication Studies? An Evaluation of Structures and Teaching Programs of German Universities
Keywords:internationalization, Communication Sciences, Germany, Teaching, Research, Structure, University policy, Cosmopolitanism
This paper presents and discusses the results of a comprehensive survey and several document analyses on personnel and research structures as well as teaching programs in German communication studies regarding their “deep internationalization” or cosmopolitan orientation. By this, we mean a comprehensive recognition and integration of global diversity into knowledge production. We measure this through the content and spatial dimension of the research and teaching output of professors, as well as the teaching and research staff linked to them. The findings show that German communication studies is lagging a truly cosmopolitan knowledge production. Against the backdrop of the relevance of global values, global knowledge, and global governance, however, the study also points out potentials and discusses higher education policy measures that could advance the internationalization of German communication studies.
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Copyright (c) 2023 Carola Richter, Anna Grüne, Kai Hafez, Anke Fiedler, Markus Behmer, Christine Horz-Ishak, Hanan Badr, Anna Litvinenko, Oliver Hahn, Melanie Radue, Aynur Sarısakaloğlu, Martin Löffelholz, Susanne Fengler, Beate Illg, Kefa Hamidi, Thomas Hanitzsch, Barbara Thomaß
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