Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013
The Ruhr Fellowship Program
, organized by the Initiativkreis Ruhr and the universities of the Ruhr Academic Triangle, connects highly motivated students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany's "Cradle of Industry", the Ruhr Area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities and research institutes. Over the course of two months during the summer, selected fellows get to know the German higher educational system through a one-month culture and leadership program as well as the German work environment in a challenging one-month internship with one of the leading German companies and roundtable discussions with executives representing a variety of German global players.
American universities participating in the program include Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and UPenn. Princeton's Keller Center facilitated the acceptance of two Princeton students in summer 2012, three students in the 2013, and hopes to send even more students in 2014. To get a glimpse of what these students experience during their time in Germany, watch the short promo clip below. Also take a look at the blog
that a Harvard fellow maintained over the summer.