Strategic consulting

The International Bureau's expertise is based on an extensive knowledge of international structures and developments in research and education policy and a profound understanding of the German research and education system drawn from years of strategic consulting on policy design and implementation for the political and administrative sectors in Germany and abroad.

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The International Bureau's expertise rests on two stable pillars:

  • an extensive knowledge of international structures and developments in research and education policy borne by strong contacts in numerous partner countries;
  • a profound understanding of the German research and education system drawn from years of strategic consulting on policy design and implementation for the political and administrative sectors in Germany and abroad.

The International Bureau utilises this expertise when providing strategic consulting for its partners.

We are for example assisting the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the advancement of the Federal Government’s strategy for the internationalisation of science and research and the development of international benchmarks for German research policy. We also assisted with the development of the Federal Government’s strategy paper for one-stop vocational education and training that helps the BMBF compile specific regional and national strategies , and collaborated on strategic concepts relating to location marketing for education, research and innovation and improvements to the use of R&D results.

We actively support political dialogue between the EU and its member states with developing countries, and advise interested countries on how they can reform their national research and innovation systems in a forward-looking manner by means of "Policy Mix Peer Reviews".

We offer our partners access to relevant national, European and international networks, develop strategic potential and stakeholder analyses, and moderate negotiation processes involving complex interests.

Our interdisciplinary teams have a sound knowledge of methodology and a proven portfolio of strategic tools that is consistently being developed further by means of training measures. As the question of impact assessment must always be considered when a strategy is being developed, we are also expanding our competence in evaluating programs and projects: for this, the project sponsor is bundling the expertise of colleagues in various organizational units, each of whom can contribute a different professional perspective.

From strategic consulting to success control, the International Bureau offers its national and international partners a comprehensive range of services from one source.

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