Eight German universities, including KIT, were successful in a competition for more internationality. The universities were asked to develop concepts which aimed to internationalize the STEM subjects. Dr. Kai Rebensburg, who supervises the student exchange program MINTernship at KIT, suggested a strategy which would make it easier for foreign students to successfully complete their studies. One of the innovative measures is the simultaneous technical translation of lectures in German into other languages to counteract the language barriers.
The winners of the competition receive 50,000 euros each for the implementation of new strategies in the MINT subjects. The money was provided by the Daimler Fund, the Daimler and Benz Foundation and the Stifterverband.