The globalization of society and economy confronts national resaerch and education systems with new challenges.
The German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has started an initiative for internationalisation in 2008. This can be seen as a framework for the support world-wide activities of German science and research in numerous programmes and projects. The International Bureau (IB) supports the BMBF in setting both into action, the Internationalisation and the Hightech Strategy.
More detailed information about the IB can be found here.