Internationalization and Mobility 

The ability to work in international teams, preparing for the challenges of a global job market, represents an important asset for future engineers.
Still, comparatively few engineering students seize the opportunity to gain valuable experience abroad during their studies. Shorter study periods, bureaucratic obstacles and difficulties with the recognition of foreign courses are among the main reasons for the low outgoing activity of German engineering students.

At the same time, only few students from the USA, Western European or Scandinavian countries want to spend their semester abroad in Germany, while the German students’ interest in those regions is especially high.
ELLI aims at increasing the international exchange and systematically reducing barriers to mobility for both, outgoing and incoming mobility. Therefore, specific measures are being developed in cooperation with the International Office, as well as with Erasmus coordinators and student representatives of the engineering faculties.