Two Kansas University administrators will visit several universities in Eastern Europe this summer to scout exchange program possibilities.
George Woodyard, dean of international studies and programs, and Del Brinkman, vice chancellor for academic affairs, hope to strengthen existing exchange programs and explore the possibilities of setting up new ones.
In Germany, for example, Woodyard and Brinkman will visit Erlangen, where KU officials hope to "do more with the program," and Berlin, where KU currently does not have any exchange programs.
Woodyard also said he would spend time in Czechoslovakia and Hungary, where he said KU has some contacts.
"We want to open them up and make them workable as exchange programs," he explained.
Woodyard said KU is interested in East European exchanges because the campus' center for Soviet and East European Studies is a national resource center, one of only 11 such programs in the country.
"Because of that, we're interested in strengthening our connections," he said.