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Date: March 26, 2002
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UNCP Plays Host to University Leaders From Germany

Dines, Melenk, Meadors and Brown

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Peter Dines, director of International Programs, Rector Hartmut Melenk, Chancellor Allen C. Meadors and Provost Roger Brown.

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The president of German university Pedagogische Hochschule-Ludwigsburg was a recent guest at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Rector (president) Hartmut Melenk and Dr. Peter Dines, director of International Programs, discussed cooperative agreements with UNCP for student and faculty exchanges and the exchange of scientific knowledge and experience.

Pedagogische Hochschule-Ludwigsburg is located in Stuttgart in southwestern Germany, a region known for its 18th century palaces and automobile manufacturing. The university has an enrollment of 3,500 and specializes in teacher education and liberal arts education.

"Our university is similar in many ways to UNC Pembroke," Dr. Dines said. "Our specialized area is elementary and middle grades education."

UNCP and Pedagogische Hochschule-Ludwigsburg have been working together for about a year already, and three German students have spent a semester in Pembroke. A UNCP student is at the German school this semester.

"The students have been very enthusiastic about their experience at your university," Dr. Dines said. "We hope to work out a faculty exchange program for next year."

The German educators also visited UNC-Charlotte during their stay in the Carolinas. What is the attraction to UNCP?

"We are especially interested in your English language programs and the study of English literature," Dr. Dines said. "These are things that we can only get in the U.S."

"Our students need to know a lot about the United States in order to teach about this country at home," he said. "All of our (public school) students take English from year one, and our English Department has grown tremendously."

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, who toured Asia this spring and signed five agreements with foreign universities in the past year, is pleased with the prospects of close ties between UNCP and Pedagogische Hochschule-Ludwigsburg.

"There are some good opportunities for our faculty and students in Stuttgart," Chancellor Meadors said. "This is a university very similar to us, and we are very fortunate to build ties to the world famous education system in Germany."

"We expect this to be a long and mutually beneficial relationship," he said.

For more information, contact the UNCP Office of International Programs at 910.521.6224 or oip@uncp.edu.

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