Re-Audit²: The internationalisation of universities

Embedding international thinking

The “Internationalisation of Universities” audit is a service offered by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and provides systematic internationalisation advice by an independent panel of experts, tailored to the profile of the respective institution of higher education.


TU Braunschweig is the first German university to undergo a Re-Audit2 process for the internationalisation of the University.

The process takes three and a half years and is divided into a planning phase, an implementation phase and a final phase, in which the success of the project is audited.

The internationalisation process at TU Braunschweig since 2013

Participation in the “Internationalisation of Universities” audit from 2013–2014 gave the internationalisation process at TU Braunschweig a decisive boost. In the process, the University intensively engaged in an assessment of its current position. Internationalisation became a cross-cutting issue at the University and was given a high level of visibility. From 2015–2018, this was followed by the Re-Audit with concrete internationalisation measures and projects across the University. Internationalisation structures were improved and the Internationalisation Committee was formed. The internationalisation process also played a central role in the Excellence Initiative 2018–2019 and was given further impetus.


Why a Re-Audit²?

As a result of the audit processes it has gone through so far, TU Braunschweig has set an important course for the internationalisation of the University and has received concrete recommendations for further internationalisation activities. The foundation of the International House, the development of an international strategy, the expansion of support programmes for international students and the professionalisation in the management of EU research projects are just a few examples. Both within the faculties and in administration, there are more and more measures that support the internationalisation of our University.

The task now is to systematically build on what has been achieved so far, to further increase the attractiveness of TU Braunschweig for international students and researchers, to expand international networks and to promote internationalisation in teaching.


Vice President for Internationalisation and Regional Relations
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Schneider



Head of the International House
Heinrich Schwabecher