26. June 2020

DLR – Strat­e­gy for an in­ter­na­tion­al fu­ture

DLR - Internationalisation Strategy
The 'DLR In­ter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion Strat­e­gy 2030' es­tab­lish­es the vi­sion and guide­lines for DLR's in­ter­na­tion­al co­op­er­a­tion ac­tiv­i­ties
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The 'DLR Internationalisation Strategy 2030' establishes the vision and guidelines for DLR's international cooperation activities

The In­ter­na­tonal­i­sa­tion Strat­e­gy 2030 en­vi­sions an in­creas­ing­ly in­ter­na­tion­al or­gan­i­sa­tion­al cul­ture that is for­ward look­ing, cost ef­fec­tive and fu­ture-proofed and de­vel­ops it fur­ther on the ba­sis of strate­gic goals and mea­sures.

International cooperation is a key element of scientific success and the development of effective solutions to global challenges such as climate change. For this reason, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has formulated its first internationalisation strategy.

Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, explains: “Our Internationalisation Strategy 2030 will be an important tool for the further growth of international cooperation in the years ahead. At its core are four goals that focus on scientific excellence, contributing towards addressing societal challenges and partnering with industry.” The Internationalisation Strategy 2030 is an integral part of DLR’s Strategy 2030.

With regard to DLR’s scientific excellence, the strategic goals include the establishment of partnerships with the very best, the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and an increase in internationality.

The strategic objectives are complemented by 21 measures that have internal and external impact. These will enable the implementation and strategic development of DLR’s international activities.

DLR has identified 30 priority countries and international organisations, with which it would like to increase its cooperation in the coming years. The internationalisation strategy emphasises the special role of its five longstanding partners, the United States, France, Japan, Russia and the Netherlands. In addition to countries, cooperation partners also include international organisation such as the EU, the United Nations, research organisations, universities and space agencies.

DLR has an excellent global network and cooperates with over 500 institutions in more than 110 countries. Each year, DLR institutes and facilities employ over 540 guest researchers from more than 90 countries. The annual DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme also welcomes around 120 scholars from over 40 countries.

A summary of the internationalisation strategy can be downloaded via the following link:

Key Features of the DLR Internationalisation Strategy 2030

  • Andreas Schütz
    DLR Spokesper­son, Head of Me­dia Re­la­tions
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Me­dia Re­la­tions
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2474
    Fax: +49 2203 601-3249
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  • Marc J. Haese
    Deutsches Zen­trum für Luft- und Raum­fahrt (DLR) - Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter
    Cor­po­rate De­vel­op­ment and Ex­ter­nal Re­la­tions
    In­ter­na­tion­al Co­op­er­a­tion
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2177
    Fax: +49 2203 601-3907
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