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International University of Applied Sciences
London Institute Of Skills Development - International Learning Centre, Germany
(IU: Germany's Largest University)
Stronger international focus enables additional research and career opportunities
Erfurt, March 22, 2021
Flexible study programs, an international outlook, and advancements in digital learning: These are the principles that have propelled the International University of Applied Sciences (IU) to become the largest higher education institute in Germany. As a result of two decades’ growth and commitment to academic excellence, IU is due to enroll more than 70,000 students for the coming summer semester – more than any other German higher education institute. The institution’s pursuits in the field of business management and digital technology are exemplary. IU also provides large swathes of the population with access to education through its range of ON-CAMPUS as well as online courses that can be easily integrated into everyday life.
IU – Setting New Standards in International Education
According to Prof. Dr. Holger Sommerfeldt, who at the beginning of March was nominated to take over as the new IU Rector, “IU as a digital pioneer in driving innovation in education on an international scale. Together with our partner universities, and companies like Microsoft and Salesforce, we’re setting the standard for the education of tomorrow. IU stands for success in the digital world. Our new name reflects the high international appeal of our digital degree programs. Our English-language STEM degree programs – including AI and Data Science – are already proving popular with international students. These students will graduate from our programs with excellent career opportunities. At the same time, we are helping to minimize the current digital skill shortage. “
Forging a path through the Covid-19 crisis
Student satisfaction at LISD- International Learning Centre, Germany- IU is also reflected in the recommendation rate, standing at 98% for the online programs. Digital tools such as learning apps, online exams, and learning sprints ensure that students have remained supported in their studies throughout the pandemic. In contrast with many other universities, IU was able to continue its classes in all study programs without any delays or significant hitches. In addition, the pandemic saw the number of distance learning students at IU almost double in 2020, further highlighting digital learning as a major study model of the future.
The more than 6,000 German and international corporate partners also benefit from the flexible range of courses on offer. Particularly as a consequence of lockdowns and social-distancing measures, businesses have been able to implement a combination of online and in-person methods of interaction to positive and productive effects.