Think Tank

DeGiS established a Think Tank on the future of studying for international students in Germany.


Think Tank – The future of studying in Germany for international students

DeGiS is not only about creating a network for international students in Germany, but also about taking an active role in shaping the future of studying for international students in Germany. Therefore, DeGiS has established the Think Tank, that performs research on all the relevant topics around international students in Germany.

A special focus is laid on Entrepreneurship studies to foster an environment that encourages also international students to be able to found their own startup.

During the past month a lot of qualitative and quantitative data has been gathered in two extensive surveys with more than 3,000 participants. The answers received will be published in Whitepapers in the further course of 2020.

Preliminary Whitepaper titles

  1. The Future of German Universities in the Lights of Covid-19 (in cooperation with Steinbeis-University Berlin)
  2. The future of studying in Germany for international students (in cooperation with Minverva University at KGI)
  3. The pathway of studying in Germany: financial and procedural challenges – and how digital solutions facilitate the process (in cooperation with Expatrio)
  4. Societal challenges of international students in Germany – from racism to successful integration (seeking for a partner)
  5. Entrepreneurship studies for international students in Germany – a conceptual approach (seeking for a partner)

Further research will be performed in the course of 2021 and published accordingly.

Survey questions among international students

Questions addressed in the first two surveys were the following (extract):