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Cooperation Projects

Since September 2012 DW Akademie conducts higher education cooperation programs in various partner countries. In addition, summer and winter schools are offered in Bonn and at partner universities.

Since September 2012 DW Akademie has been cooperating with the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt with the Master of Business Administration in Media Management (Foto: DW Akademie/Eira Martens).

MBA in Media Management at the German University in Cairo (GUC)

Summer & Winter Schools

The IMS program organizes and conducts summer and winter schools in Germany and abroad for international cooperation partners, academic institutions and research centers. We offer expertise in a wide range of areas, including theoretical input and media production skills. Our programs are tailor-made to meet the needs and interests of our partners worldwide. Upon request, programs conducted in Germany can also include components looking at Germany’s history and culture.

We have to date conducted IMS summer and winter schools with the following partner institutions:

For further information, please contact us at ims(at)

Collaborative Master's Programs

MBA in Media Management, German University in Cairo (2012 - 2014)

Since September 2012 DW Akademie has been cooperating with the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt with the "Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Media Management".

The project and realization of the MBA in Media Management in Cairo was the first interdisciplinary media studies program which meets the requirements for a modern education in the field of media and journalism studies. To date, no comparable program exists in the Arab World's media sector that combines media and communication science, media management and economics.

DW Akademie and the GUC also offered academic workshops. These seminars aimed to connect the partner countries and improve their complementary understanding of the partner's media landscape. Participants included lecturers as well doctoral candidates and students from several faculties. The Cairo workshops focused on "The German Media Landscape - Current Situation and Future Perspectives", "Research Trends in Media Management" and "New Technologies and the Media".


IMS Master’s Program, Istanbul University (since 2014)

The joint Turkish-German "International Media Studies" (IMS) Master’s Program was launched in October 2014 at Istanbul University – the biggest and oldest university in Turkey. The four-semester full-time program is based on the IMS program in Bonn that began in 2009, and is a cooperation between the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Bonn and DW Akademie.

The IMS Master’s program at Istanbul University is held in English, and is aimed at Turkish graduates of all disciplines, graduates of Turkish origin, and international graduates with a special interest in Turkey. All candidates require one year of professional experience in the media field after completing their undergraduate degree.

You can find a report here (in German) about the experiences of one of the first students taking part in the joint IMS program.

WWW links

International Media Studies: Registrar’s office, Ira Fröhlich and Irene Najjemba

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