About us

The German University Consortium for International Cooperations (DHIK) is an association of 36 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 in Mexico with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Puebla and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Merida. In 2021 he cooperation was expanded to include the IGCHE consortium with the partner universities PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Techno India Group & Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata and Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai.

Since March 2019, the Consortium is managed at the University of Applied Sciences of the Saarland through its president, Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Leonhard.