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2nd Annual Global Enhancement Award

February 19, 2016

IUPUI students at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Mannheim/Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany

IUPUI students at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Mannheim/Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany

The Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Mannheim/Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany formerly known as the Berufsakademie Mannheim (MA) was awarded IUPUI’s 2nd Annual Global Enhancement Award for being an outstanding long-term global partner with IUPUI, especially with the School of Engineering and Technology.  IUPUI and the School of Engineering and Technology’s global partnership with DHBW has existed for twenty-six years due to the dedication of a number of faculty and staff from both universities, but in particular from these exceptional faculty from the DHBW; Professor Kay Wilding, Department Chair of Electrical Engineering, who has been supporting the partnership since its inception; Dr. Carsten Muench, Head of the International Office, who has been involved for a decade; and Professor Dr. Rainer Beedgen, Dean of Business and Vice President, who has also been a supportive for more than a decade.

The DHBW and their faculty deserve this honor because they have sustained a joint student internship exchange program for 26 years with IUPUI; assisted with the development and enhancement of the GO GREEN study abroad program for 13 years; and on many occasions collaborated on journal and conference publications in the area of international teaching with faculty from the School of Engineering and Technology. The DHBW and IUPUI have participated and collaborated in four of the areas, which are deemed important for this award.  Professor Pat Fox from the Department of Technology, Leadership and Communication nominated the DHBW for this award. Professor Fox receives a $3,000 grant to continue the global partnership.  The award will be formally announced at the IUPUI’s International Festival, February 18, 2016, and officially awarded at the Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase as part of IUPUI’s global community engagement on April 12, 2016.