Planet-BPM talks to Antti Kapanen from HTW’s MBA&E programme. HTW is a public University in Berlin and East Germany, with a student population of almost 14,000, which includes 3,132 international students. The University has two different campus locations: Campus Treskowallee in Berlin-Karlshorst and Campus Wilhelminenhof in Berlin-Oberschöneweide. There are about 70 different programmes of study some of which are: Engineering, Computer Science, Game Design, Fashion Desgin and Business.
How was 2018 for the MBA&E?
We had a great year overall. We sent out a record number of graduates. The programme has been growing over the past years but now we’ve reached what we think is a suitable size for us, with at most 120 students per year. We want to remain selective with the students, and right now we admit about 15-20% of applicants. With this size we can maintain a good standard in teaching and advisory.
Survey data from YouGov and TeacherTapp shows that teachers, students and parents want less focus on cramming for exams: 84% of teachers think school is preparing children for exams, but three-quarters of all teachers wish this wasn’t the main focus. 6 in 10 (60%) of all children aged 11-18, and half (50%) of parents of children aged 11-18, want schools to focus on more than passing exams.
by Jan Goller
Spanish is the fastest growing language in the world. It has more than 500 million native speaker but 600 – if we add those who study it as a foreign language. Especially, Americans, Brazilians and Chinese study Spanish. The University of Salamanca that is one of the four oldest in the world, signed a strategic alliance to promote the training of Spanish at a global level. It is a collaboration agreement with doinGlobal.
by a student of Habla institute
If you are a “guiri” like me (Spanish word for “foreigner”) and sign up for a Spanish language course in Spain, you hope to learn some Spanish, probably have fun and with a bit of luck, discover a new place and meet interesting people.
But what I found in these courses was so much more than that.
by Jan Goller
While the general framework for Germany’s universities needs improving, students are nevertheless largely satisfied with their degree courses. This is the conclusion of the latest survey presented by Germany’s Centre for Higher Education (CHE).
Twenty-two of the 31 German universities surveyed fell into the second half of the league table. The rankings caused consternation among politicians and higher education officials.