Our UA Ruhr office is looking forward to seeing you at the following events & conferences:

Education at the CrossroadsPublic Education at the Crossroads
April 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | German House New York | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Should free public education be a universal right? Should countries and states guarantee education for all its citizens? How should they make it available?Challenges to public education in the 21st century are plenty, and they vary from the efficacy of public financing to the capacity of the public systems to adapt to the demands of an increasingly globalized economy or to accommodate to the multiple and often contradictory demands voiced from different ideological, social and cultural perspectives.Against this background, researchers from the US, Canada and Germany will join for a panel to introduce and discuss new evidence and responses to these challenges. They will examine both complementary as well as competing factors that impact public education in democratic systems. The panelists will discuss what is needed to prepare schools for 21st century challenges such as migration and multilingualism. In addition, they will analyze the ways in which public education has produced notions of citizenship and democracy that need to be developed further to address the realities of 21st century societies.


Prof. Dr. Hermann Josef Abs (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Prof. Dr. Gustavo Fischman (Arizona State University)
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gogolin (Hamburg University)
Prof. Dr. Joel Westheimer (University of Ottawa)


Prof. Dr. Rose Ylimaki (University of South Carolina)


German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)
German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

Details and registration here.

NAFSA 2018

NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment"
May 27-June 1, 2018 | Pennsylvania Convention Center (PPC) | 1101 Arch Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join us at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment." We would like to invite you to visit us at our booth and to attend our panel "Preparing Students for the Global Workforce Through Innovative Partnerships" (time and location coming soon).

For more info, check out the conference website.