Tackling the Diversity Challenge. Ethnic Diversity and Student Success in the German Higher Education System

Study | May 2017

German universities are still struggling with ethnic diversity. More than four out of ten international students drop out of German universities without completing a degree. The dropout rate of first- and second-generation migrants in Germany is also higher than average. An analysis of the Expert Council's Research Unit shows both groups struggle more often than their native counterparts with linguistic, technical and financial difficulties as well as social isolation. The study presents recommendations for universities, on how to better support students to reach their full potential.