On April 10, Goucher President Sanford J. Ungar served as the U.S. representative at "Exploring Difference -- The Philosophy of Undergraduate Education," a conference organized by the International Dialogue on Education to discuss best practices and trends in undergraduate education.
Held in Berlin, the conference examined theories of undergraduate education in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including how these countries' different educational systems incorporate teaching and research into curricula. Conference participants also compared bachelor degree attainment internationally and examined the correlation between undergraduate degrees and professional degrees and employability.
Ungar additionally conducted a workshop titled "Diversity and Complexity: The U.S. System of Higher Education," which focused on the evolution and the pluralistic characteristics of a liberal arts education in the United States.
The International Dialogue on Education workshop series is a joint initiative of the British Council Germany, the German Academic Exchange Service, the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Australian Group of Eight, and the Canadian Bureau for International Education in Berlin.