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Successful partnership enters the second round

In December 2020, the HWR Berlin and the Universidad Complutense Madrid extended their double degree agreement. This enables students to obtain degrees from both universities.


Double degree programme: Spanish and German flags overlapping. Photo: © epic11/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Photo: © epic11/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The digital meeting of the two universities on December 17, 2020 was attended by President Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby and Susanne Fürstenberg (International Office) for the HWR Berlin, from the Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM) the Rector Joaquín Goyache Goñi and two Vice Presidents as well as the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Economics were online.

With the extension of the agreement for another 5 years, students can continue to obtain both the Bachelor's degree of the HWR Berlin and the degree of the CUM in parallel.

“The HWR Berlin is proud to continue the excellent cooperation with the Universidad Complutense Madrid, one of our thirteen highly valued double degree partners. Since the signing of the original double degree agreement in 2014, numerous students have benefited from the opportunity to participate in this unique programme, where students can obtain a second bachelor degree in Business Administration after studying 2 semesters at the partner university and completing an internship in the country of the partner university. I am honored to sign the extention to our original Double Degree Agreement with one of the oldest and leading universities in Spain and look forward to continuing our cooperation on behalf of our students,” said Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby, President of HWR Berlin, in conversation with UCM.

The Double Degree Programme of the two universities is running actively despite COVID-19: Two students from the HWR Berlin travelled to Madrid for the winter semester, and four students from the UCM are currently in Berlin. The courses take place mainly online.

Who can participate in the double degree programme?

The programme is intended for students of the Bachelor's degree programmes Business Administration, International Business Administration Exchange (IBAEx) und International Business Management (IBMAN). From the 3rd year onwards, students can go to selected partner universities of the HWR Berlin in Argentina, Brazil, Finland, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands or Spain as part of the Double Degree Programme.  The stay at the partner university is funded by ERASMUS+.