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Columbia University, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Graduate School of Journalism (USA)

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is a vital cooperating partner of IMC’s German-US American Media Program. It is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Whether the topic is street crime, family violence, natural disaster, war or human rights, effective news reporting on traumatic events demands knowledge, skill and support. The Dart Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is the only journalism school in the Ivy League and one of the oldest in the United States and the world. It is one of the professional graduate schools of Columbia University. Founded by Joseph Pulitzer in 1912 on the University’s Morningside Heights campus, the school offers Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees in journalism, and a Ph.D. in communications.


Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Photo: AbyssWriter (CC)


In addition to the Dart Center of Columbia University in NYC the IMC cooperates with another leading School of Journalism, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago. On the one hand this cooperation allows journalism instructors to exchange educational questions and challenges in university-level journalism and on the other hand it sharpens the critical awareness of young journalists by dealing with sensitive topics such as freedom of the press and human rights.This exchange of information includes bilateral discussions as well as lectures at symposia, and fellowship programs.

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Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH), Escuela de Periodismo (Chile)

The renowned journalism school at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) in Santiago de Chile is a vital cooperating partner of the German-Latin American Media Program through a cooperative agreement for joint teaching and research. The school announces one of the most important journalism prizes in Latin America and supports the development of democratic public institutions on the continent. It is also involved in numerous nonprofit projects for increased social justice in Central and South America.


Students in the library of the UAH, Photo: UAH

Tsinghua University, School of Journalism and Communication (China)

The School of Journalism and Mass Communiation at Tsinghua University in Beijing is one of the leading journalism schools in China and is a vital cooperating partner of the IMC’s German-Asian Media Program. The International Media Center Hamburg has struck a cooperative agreement with the Thomson Reuters Global Journalism Institute (GJI) of the Beijing-based journalism school. Its aim is the exchange of knowledge about journalism in Europe and Asia as well as to realize joint research projects. The GJI is considered to be one of the best journalism schools in China. The Times Higher Education Ranking 2010 designated Tsinghua University one of the leading universities internationally.


Tsinghua University, China, Photo: Tsinghua University

St. Petersburg State University, School of Journalism (Russland)

The School of Journalism at St. Petersburg’s state university is one of the largest and most influential faculties in Russian journalism. At the request of the Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and with the support of the Foreign Committee in Russia a cooperative venture has been arranged, which includes teaching and research in line with the founding principles of the IMC. On this cooperative basis, the International Media Center realizes the German-Russian Media Program together with St. Petersburg State University.


St. Petersburg State University, Photo: SPST

University of Dar es Salaam, School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Tansania)

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) of the national University of Dar es Salaam trains journalists in print, radio, and TV reporting as well as in public relations. It is among the leading university-level journalism schools in Tansania. Its students work at the media campus for the student newspaper Hill Observer as well as for the radio and television broadcaster Milimani Radio and Milimani TV. The president of the University of Hamburg signed for the collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam on international journalist education and research. On this cooperative basis, the International Media Center realizes the German-African Media Program for young journalists from Africa and Germany.


Main building of the University of Dar es Salaam, Photo: Malte Brenneisen

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai (Indien)

The Asian College of Journalism is a postgraduate college designed to provide students with world-class journalism education adapted to the specific needs of India and other developing countries in Asia. It seeks to prepare its graduates to achieve the highest standards in all branches of the profession, keeping in focus the trend and thrust of convergence and digitisation in the media, and the consequent demands for multiple skills made on the contemporary journalist. The IMC corporated with the ACJ to realize the German-Indian Media Program.

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