LUDWIGSBURG UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, GERMANY
The Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) is the largest of the six Universities of Education in Baden-Wuerttemberg. These institutions concentrate on educational science issues through both research and teaching, as well as offering doctoral and post-doctoral degrees thus putting them on a par with full universities. The main research focus at LUE is on educational science and scholastic and extra-curricular education processes for all age groups, with a strong emphasis on subject pedagogy.
Today, the Ludwigsburg University of Education has three faculties:
LUE enjoys a diverse campus life. Cultural events are a firmly-anchored component of the university calendar.
In addition, there is a student gallery with alternating exhibitions as well as a literature-café which offers readings, concerts, and poetry slams. The natural surroundings to be found at the nearby Favoritepark is an oasis of relaxation. The baroque city of Ludwigsburg, with its population of approximately 95,000 habitants, not only has magnificent castles to offer, but also lively pedestrian areas, cinemas, and a colorful nightclub scene. For those who would like to have a look around the state capital, the suburban train from Ludwigsburg only takes a few minutes to reach downtown Stuttgart.
The Ludwigsburg University at a Glance:
Founded in 1962 in Stuttgart; since 1966 in Ludwigsburg
One of the largest universities of Education in Baden- Württemberg
About 6,050 enrolled students
About 470 professors, lecturers, and expert practitioners
PHOTO: Campus Ludwigsburg University of Education (© Martin Kalb / Sarah Schuhbauer)
BEIT BERL COLLEGE, ISRAEL
Beit Berl College is a multidisciplinary college focused on training educators while spearheading new developments in education, society, and the arts. The College sees education as a vehicle for social mobility, equality, and justice for all sectors of Israeli society.
It has three faculties:
Research conducted by Beit Berl academic staff has garnered prestigious grants, is published extensively in leading international academic journals, and is presented and discussed at academic conferences in Israel and around the world. The College maintains an extensive library system, including one of the largest and most distinctive collections in Arabic, a dedicated art and digital media
library, and a Center for Children's Literature which contains many rarevolumes.
With a campus at the meeting point between Kfar Saba and Raanana and the Triangle region of Israel’s Arab towns (Tira and Taibeh), Beit Berl College is a living laboratory for building a shared society.
Beit Berl at a Glance:
Founded in 1949
One of the largest colleges in Israel
10,000 enrolled students
700 professors, lecturers and expert practitioners
Multicultural campus with diverse mixture of young and old, Jewish and Arab, secular and religious, immigrant and international students
First college of education to be recognized for academic excellence and gain the same academic independence as Israel’s universities
High level of community engagement.
INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT, LUDWIGSBURG
The Institute of Cultural Management is part of the Ludwigsburg University of Education. Founded in 1990 as a study program, then becoming an institute in 1994, it offers many opportunities for exchange with fellow students. The mission of the institute is to provide economic tools for decision-making processes in the field of cultural management, train new cultural and social scientists, and impart transferable interdisciplinary skills.
Today, the institute offers two study programs: a Master’s degree program for Cultural Science and Management (full time studies), and an advanced training course for cultural workers and practitioners that ends with a dual certificate (part time studies). Both have adopted an interdisciplinary approach.
The Master’s degree program is a collaboration between the economics department and the humanities, transcending academic boundaries to maintain a productive exchange with international partners. The students benefit from one of the oldest, most renowned cultural management courses in Germany which combines academic studies with extensive practical components in one of the richest cultural areas in the country. The Master’s program runs four semesters, ends with a Master of Arts degree, and is intended for students who wish to work in all three areas of the cultural sector—public, non-profit, and commercial.
PHOTOS: Institute of Cultural Management (© Sarah Schuhbauer)
M.ED. IN ART EDUCATION, BEIT BERL COLLEGE
The Master’s degree program in Art Education at the Faculty of Arts – Hamidrasha of Beit Berl College offers personal development and the acquisition of expertise in the fields of the arts and art education. The program courses seek to provide students with a theoretical foundation alongside practical art studies in the studio while including subject matter and methods from the fields of visual culture, interpretation and criticism, cinema, museum education, artistic civil activism, Waldorf education, and anthroposophy.
The program offers those involved in art education—educators, creators, and artists—a profound understanding of contemporary aspects relevant to the fields of the arts and art education, as well as the cultural heritage of ethnic communities. The courses create a multidisciplinary interface that encourages discussion on the role visual images play in structuring collective and ethnic cultural identities and in shaping the heritage of the past and the future.
In addition to study tours and visits to museums and galleries, the program also includes practical experience in the field of art and in research writing. The program provides the graduates with tools that allow them to integrate into diverse environments within the field of the contemporary arts, including schools, colleges, galleries and museums, cultural institutions, informal educational frameworks, and social and community organizations. The program is intended for educators and creators from the field of the arts: the visual arts, dance, cinema, architecture, theater, and design. We offer three tracks:
M.Ed. in Art Education—Non-Thesis Track
M.Ed. in Art Education—Thesis (Research) Track
M.Ed. in Art Education—Anthroposophy, Art, and Art Education Track
Program Director: Dr. Chava Brownfield-Stein