The importance of the international exchange of students and lecturers has grown enormously as a result of globalisation. It has now become an necessary requirement for cutting-edge universities, their research projects and innovation.

The University of Hildesheim has reacted to this development with increasing measures to enhance its international activities, giving the university an internationally oriented and cosmopolitan reputation. There are now 150 international cooperations and Hildesheim University holds one of the top places in the table of percentage outgoings for all Germany.