History

History

The initiative emerged from a series of round-table discussions about higher education held between 2010 and 2013 under the auspices of the US embassy in Germany with the collaboration of several German academic institutions. A group of dedicated representatives of various educational and political institutions engaged in discussions on common concerns in German, European and American higher education. They have been hosted by the United States Embassy, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Hertie School of Governance and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR); they have dealt with a variety of important issues, including the current state of German and U.S. higher education, diversity in higher education, the transition from school to college, and the conflicting purposes of higher education between citizenship and the labor market.