The University of Tuebingen is working to boost its international profile, raise its competitiveness and enhance its international visibility. Internationalization in research is one of the key pillars of the Institutional Strategy funded through the Excellence Initiative. In addition to the Division V - International Affairs-International Student Affairs and Exchange Programs, the University has set up a Unit for International Research Cooperation and Research Strategies tasked with strengthening Tübingen’s international research network at an institutional level, providing strategic support to researchers’ international collaborations, and developing as well as implementing policies to achieve the above goals.
In particular the Excellence Initiative provides the funds for attractive offers for international researchers on all academic levels. To date, these offers have met with a huge success, leading to the increasing interest of students, PhD candidates and PostDocs in the programs as well as in the appointment of several international high-ranking academics.