"Bologna" - Regional Conferences
„Bologna – the Future of Academic Teaching“ is a joint initiative of the Volkswagen Foundation and Stiftung Mercator and was started at the beginning of 2009. The aim pursued by the two foundations is to improve the quality of teaching at universities in Germany and to facilitate the establishment of practical improvements in the curricula. The initiative is funded in an amount of ten million euros.
In 2009, four regional conferences with different thematic emphases corresponding to the specifics of diverse disciplines were organized in Berlin, Dortmund, Munich and Bremen. They served as discussion forums for ministers for research and science, rectors, advisors, deans and teaching experts, who exchanged opinions and experiences and presented innovative teaching concepts.