Since 2008, BiTS has been part of Laureate International Universities, the largest network of private universities in the world. This multicultural, global network is made up of over 70 accredited universities located in 25 countries and comprised of 1,000,000 students. Creative people, talented marketers, business minded professionals, and prospective medical personnel from around the world opt for the wide range of bachelor’s, master’s and part-time degree programs offered by these network universities.
As a member of the Laureate International Universities network, we offer you a top-class education at an international level. Semesters abroad, language courses, and summer schools are an integral part of all programs of study at BiTS. The programs are provided in close interaction with our partner universities or with a university of your choosing. The aim is to develop your intercultural understanding and to equip you for a career on the international stage.
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Here for Good – BiTS students in Ethiopia
As part of the largest education network in the world, each and every BiTS student is encouraged to be socially engaged to think beyond their own communities and past international borders. In this spirit, students of International Sport & Event Management at the Berlin campus are working on a project with the Listros society.
The project is Addis on fire. How does one start up a soccer club in Addis Ababa? The Listros society and students of the International Sport & Event Management program have set about doing precisely that. They are helping to lay the foundation and establish the structures on the ground. A multinational group of students (one from Belgium, one from Poland, one from France, and two from Germany) are organizing the entire program. The aim of the project – which also involves partner BTK - University of Design – is to set up a functioning club in Addis Ababa to give young sports players prospects and creates jobs.
The next milestone on this journey is to hold a soccer tournament in Berlin in March, involving eleven teams from around Germany, with the aim to raise public awareness for the project. Invitations will be sent out to the bigger clubs, as well. The winner of this tournament will travel to Addis Ababa next summer to compete against ten regional teams there. On the 14-day tour, the soccer team will get to know the people and culture of Ethiopia and, together with the students, showcase their dedication to the cause.
In this undertaking, BiTS students are supporting an international aid project and are using their knowledge for the benefit of those in need.