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DEGREES
WITHOUT

Ximena Perez
Morales is a
student enrolled
in the dual degree
in communication
program between
UDLAP (Mexico)
and Appalachian
State University
(North Carolina).

Mendoza, who graduated from
CU Denver with a BA in communications in December 2014.
The ICB program currently has
more than 1,000 alumni who have
graduated with dual degrees. As of
fall 2014, the total enrollment for
ICB on both campuses was 743,
according to John Sunnygard, executive director of CU Denver's
Office of International Affairs.
In addition to the undergraduate program with China
Agricultural University, CU
Denver has more recently developed a double master's of
landscape architecture with Tongji University in Shanghai,
China. Started in 2013, the degree is a three-year program
and students receive a master's degree from both institutions after completing half their credits on each campus.
Four U.S. students and nine Chinese students have participated in the program since its inception.

Combining the Expertise of Two
Different Institutions
Like CU Denver, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in Germany has a long history of managing collaborative-degree
programs. Its first collaborative degree started more than
two decades ago in political science in cooperation with
the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris in France. Matthias
Kuder, deputy director at the FUB Center for International
Cooperation, says that all of its programs have grown out
of previous partnerships and are designed to build on the
strengths of each partner: "Collaborative-degree programs
are not the starting point of cooperation in our experience. To the contrary, they require a solid knowledge of the
partner institutions and previous patterns of cooperation."
"All of our collaborative-degree programs follow the
same logic-they combine the expertise of two different
academic institutions, use synergies, and thus offer particularly attractive settings for students," Kuder continues,
adding that such programs also allow their institution to
broaden their teaching portfolio.
FUB's newest collaborative-degree program, a double master's in global communication and international
journalism with the Saint Petersburg State University in
Russia, started in 2014. "It is based on a long cooperation between faculty of both institutions, including joint
symposia and workshops, student and faculty mobility
in both directions, as well as research cooperation. The
idea for the joint program grew almost organically out
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of this environment, championed
by faculty members from both
universities, and its development was then supported by the
university leadership with initial
funding, administrative advice,
and institutional commitment
and was then embedded within
the strategic partnership that
exists between Freie Universität
Berlin and Saint Petersburg University," Kuder explains.
He adds that it is easy to
maintain collaborations with
long-term partners because there is already faculty buyin: "Our experience is that when such partnerships are
based on faculty interest and when they are embedded in
an institutional internationalization strategy, sustainability
is less of an issue."
By drawing on the strengths of both institutions, collaborative-degree programs also add to the diversity of the
international student population. FUB's collaboration with
Saint Petersburg State University, for example, accepts up
to 20 students annually and has participants from Canada,
Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Iran, Malawi, Germany,
and Russia.
"We can also observe that these programs attract high
potential students from around the world and thus have
further positive effects for the internationalization of our
institutions," Kuder says.

International MBA Has Both Joint- and
Double-Degree Options
The GlobalMBA program, initially founded in 2001, at the
University of North Florida (UNF) offers both a joint and
a double degree. Students study and travel as part of an
international cohort from four partner universities: Cologne University of Applied Science (CUAS) in Germany;
University of Warsaw (UW) in Poland; Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China;
and UNF. The program also initially included a French
institution, which has subsequently left the consortium.
Students meet each other for the first time at the
beginning of the fall semester in Germany, then travel
together to spend the spring semester in Poland, the
summer semester in China, and then the final fall semester in the United States at UNF. Over the course of the
15-month, 63-credit program, students take business and
intercultural communication classes taught in English and
complete a group thesis.

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