Partner Universities of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production
Establishing and strengthening long-term and sustainable partnerships with strategically selected international universities is an important objective of the faculty’s internationalization strategy. Therefore, the faculty offers different exchange programs in collaboration with it’s partner institutions in Europe and worldwide.
The Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production maintains partnerships with universities in Europe and worldwide, which are carried out within the framework of various exchange funding programs. On the one hand, stays abroad can be completed and funded through Erasmus+, and on the other hand, the faculty is a member of the German University Consortium for International Cooperation (DHIK), which supports study and internship semesters at selected universities in the countries of China, India and Mexico.
In addition to the faculty partnerships, TH Köln also maintains university-wide cooperations that are open to all faculties.
Erasmus is the world's largest scholarship and exchange program at university level and one of the European Union's great success stories. Erasmus has been promoting the cross-border mobility of students, university lecturers and university staff within Europe since 1987.
Stays abroad have become an important and meaningful part of any study program and can serve as a good preparation for working in internationally active companies. You have the opportunity to enrich your own curriculum vitae with international experience during your studies. Besides broadening your language skills, social as well as cultural competences, you will benefit from the different academic system and get to know other teaching and learning methods.
The following list includes all Erasmus+ partner universities of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production:
• Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
• Tallinna Tehnikakõrgkool, Estonia
• Università di Padova, Italy (NEW)
• Fontys Hogescholen Venlo, Netherlands
• Politechnika Warszawska, Poland
• Instituto Polítecnico do Porto, Portugal
• Uppsala Universitet, Sweden (NEW)
• Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain
• Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
• Firat Üniversitesi, Turkey
• Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Turkey
• Sakarya Üniversitesi, Turkey
In addition to exchanges with program countries within Europe, the Erasmus+ program also enables exchanges with partner countries from outside of Europe. These are the partner universities of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production:
• University of Banju Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina
• Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
• University of Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina
• University of Zenica, Bosnia Herzegovina
• University of Podgorica, Montenegro
Worldwide partnership within the university consortium DHIK
The Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production is a member of the German University Consortium for International Cooperations (DHIK), which promotes study and internship semesters at selected universities in the countries of China, India and Mexico. The consortium is an association of 34 German universities. The Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production currently maintains a particularly close cooperation with the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) and offers students of the Automotive Engineering Bachelor's program the opportunity to complete a double degree (incl. an internship semester).
More information on the double degree program is available here.
University-wide cooperations with relevant degree programs
Students of the faculty can also benefit from the university-wide cooperations of TH Köln. These are partnerships with an entire university, i.e. that these cooperations do not specifically focus on a certain department, but allow students of all disciplines to study at the host university. In the following list you will find a selection of universities that might be of interest for students of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production.
• Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil
• German Jordanian University, Jordan
• Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
An overview of all current partner universities of TH Köln is available here.
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