The German University Consortium for International Cooperations (DHIK) is an association of 33 German universities of applied sciences and one Swiss university of applied sciences that together conduct exchange and double degree programs with international universities in applied engineering sciences.
The programs connect application-based university teaching with the university system of the partner country. This way, future engineers do not only receive a practical education, but also interdisciplinary knowledge, international and intercultural competencies and problem-solving skills for the industry and economy of both countries.
Currently, there are cooperations with Tongji University in Shanghai, China, and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.
Since March 2019, the Consortium is managed at the University of Applied Sciences for Economy and Technology of the Saarland through its president, Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Leonhard.