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Christian Peters, Managing Director of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) at the University of Bremen, participated in a faculty exchange program in Sri Lanka from June 11 to June 22. This program is part of the EU's Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programs (SSAPI). SSAPI was initiated and organized by the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics at UB. The collaboration with BIGSSS was facilitated through the efforts of Dr. Ingrid Rügge, the managing director of IGS. 

Christian Peters conducted two interactive workshops at SLTC Research University in Padukka and the University of Peradeniya. The workshops gathered faculty members, researchers, and students from both institutions to discuss two crucial topics: cooperation and internationalization strategies within the German higher education and research system, and the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on higher education, with a particular focus on doctoral training.

The AI-focused sessions delved into how emerging technologies are transforming research methodologies, teaching practices, job evaluations, and administrative processes, emphasizing the implications for international collaboration. The workshops highlighted AI's potential to enhance research efficiency and effectiveness, create personalized learning experiences, automate routine tasks, and develop innovative assessment methods. The seminars underscored AI's role in reducing global academic disparities by providing access to high-quality educational resources, facilitating knowledge sharing, and bridging gaps between academic institutions in the Global North and South.

Both workshops were well-received, attracting an engaged audience from both universities. The lively discussions that ensued underscored the value of international academic exchange and the importance of cross-border educational strategies in navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of higher education. Dr. Peters' visit demonstrated the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing in addressing global educational challenges and highlighted AI's potential to promote greater equity and inclusivity in academic knowledge production.

For more info on SSAPI, please contact Dr. Ingrid Rügge.