design akademie berlin
Following the laying of the foundation for the internalisation of the university last year, the design akademie berlin, SRH University for Communication and Design has made it their aim to develop and promote internationalisation measures, particularly through participation in the ERASMUS+ programme. To this end, the university administration is developing an internationalisation strategy, the focus of which is the development of an international partner university network and entails the development of an international exchange programme. In 2016, the ERASMUS+ charter was proposed and begun with the acquisition of suitable, noteworthy partner universities. In the academic year 2017/2018, the first exchanges between students, lecturers and staff should take place within the framework of the ERASMUS+ programme.
Recognition of academic achievements abroad
The aim is for all academic achievements acquired abroad to be fully recognised by the design akademie berlin, SRH University for Communication and Design, in order to enable all students to continue and complete their studies within the allotted time without issue despite their time abroad. This is to be ensured by means of a seamless process of recognition. How does the recognition process work?
Using the course catalogue of the host university, each outgoer will select a suitable source and agree this with his or her academic leader, who will check the equivalence of the course content, the learning outcomes and the amount of work required. Should course content that is required for the home curriculum be unavailable or available in insufficient quantity at the host university, the academic leader will suggest alternatives (e.g. catch-up courses).
Outgoers must prove 30 ECTS points per semester at the host university (or equivalent, if the ECTS system is not used). During accreditation, the focus is placed on comparable acquisition of competencies. All courses which are listed at the host university and which replace courses at the design akademie berlin, SRH University for Communication and Design, are held in the learning agreement and signed before any action by the outgoer and the coordinators of the host and home universities. A certificate of recognition will also be issued at the same time, which will note the modules due to be recognised abroad. Following the story, the foreign partner university will create a transcript of records which will list the courses taken with scope and end notes. If this is carried out successfully, all of the learning outcomes listed in the learning agreement and in the certificate of recognition following the end of studies abroad will be transferred to the certificate of recognition in accordance with the particulars in the transcript of records, automatically recognised according to the agreement and credited for graduation at the design akademie berlin, SRH University for Communication and Design. The conversion of the marks achieved will take place with the aid of the “modified Bavarian formula”, on the basis of the marking system common to the country in question.
The result of the calculation will be rounded up to the nearest German mark. If the result lies between two marks, it will be rounded up to the higher mark. The converted mark will be credited for the equivalence module defined in advance of the study abroad. The scope of the academic achievement will be recognised according to ECTS. The outgoers will be informed about the results of the recognition procedure and can consult the examinations office in the event of questions or objections. The recognition of a mandatory internship abroad will occur by means of recognition of a course of study abroad: The previously determined ECST number will be awarded automatically following completion of the course and on presentation of proof of the internship. Studies and internships abroad are listed in the transcript of records and in the diploma supplement of the design akademie berlin, SRH University for Communication and Design.