enGlobe - engineers go global

The aim of enGlobe is to increase the international visibility of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI), to expand mobility and digital consulting services, to intensify cooperation with domestic and foreign practice partners, and to consolidate strategic university and practice partnerships. Internationalisation is institutionally anchored within the THI as a management task, there is already an above-average proportion of graduates with international experience. Nevertheless, there are areas in which the THI can develop further - such as the proportion of foreign academics at the THI, outgoings in Bachelor's degree programmes in engineering sciences and the mobility of teaching staff.

Measures within the project include digital application-oriented student projects between the THI and partner universities and partner companies in Brazil, Argentina and the USA. In addition, the THI intends to further promote the exchange of students and professors through so-called "Mini Autumn Schools" at the international partner universities. In return, regular guest lectures by professors from Brazil, Argentina and the USA will be offered at the THI.

In order to enable future engineers to spend longer periods abroad, the THI offers them scholarships for theses or internships at the practice partners in America. In return, Brazilian master's and doctoral students are offered the opportunity to write their theses or complete research internships at the CARISSMA Research and Test Centre and other THI research areas. The exchange of administrative staff at THI is also made possible by a mobility programme.

Partner countries

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • USA


For bachelor students (preferably in the fields of mechatronics, electrical engineering and information technology, industrial engineering and management, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electromobility), internships combined with scholarships are advertised once a year. They can also participate in the international digital study projects and the "Mini Autumn Schools".


Bachelor students of UFPR, UFSC, UTN and SJSU can also participate in the international digital study projects and the "Mini Autumn Schools" if they are currently being carried out with the respective partner university. Master students of UFPR and UFSC as well as PhD students of UFPR can apply for scholarships for research stays at THI every year. Find more information and calls for application here.


Teaching staff of UFPR, UFSC, UTN and SJSU can travel to THI for short stays to give guest lectures and exchange with THI teachers.


Through Job Shadowing, THI employees can travel to partner universities through an enGlobe mobility programme.



  • enGlobe is funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Funding period: 2019-2023
  • Funding: approx. 1 Mio. €
  • Funding program: HAW.International Module B (DAAD)

Contact THI

Network Officer Brazil & Project Coordinator AWARE, Main coordinator enGlobe
Felix Reinhardt, B.A.
Phone: +49 841 9348-6516
Room: P204
Network Manager AWARE Center; Research Advisor (currently not at THI)
Lisa Hermsen, M.A.
Phone: +49 841 9348-6469
Room: P204

Contact UFPR



Prof. Egon Wildauer
enGlobe-Coordinator UFPR
E-Mail: egon@ufpr.br


Contact UFSC Joinville



Prof. Maurício de Campos Porath
enGlobe Coordinator UFSC Joinville
E-Mail: mauricio.porath@ufsc.br
Tel.: +55 48 3721 6451



Contact UTN



Prof. Juan Pablo Dri
Professor Automotive Engineering / enGlobe-Coordinator UTN
E-Mail: jpdri@docentes.frgp.utn.edu.ar
Tel: +54 9116 5194 342