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Institutional Engagement

As an educational institution focused on the public good, Bard College Berlin aims to rethink the relationship between the theory of the seminar room and the reality of the outside world. By engaging in international and local projects and partnerships, the institution seeks to improve quality and access to higher education worldwide and to respond to current issues in our societies.
The Program for International Education and Social Change (PIESC)

The Program for International Education and Social Change (PIESC)

The extreme indignity and ruthlessness that define our times call for a new and resolute generation of citizens who are committed to initiate change – idealistic and impactful change that is targeted toward increasing the communal well-being instead of the individual being well-off.

In 2015 Bard College Berlin established the Program for International Education and Social Change (PIESC), a scholarship program that is aimed at young, promising, strong-willed individuals from regions of crisis or conflict. Over the past three academic years, 32 four-year scholarships were awarded to Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan, Palestinian, Greek, Brazilian and Eritrean students who will become much-needed change agents internationally and/or in their home countries.

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