International Network

Bard extends liberal arts and sciences education to places where it has shallow roots by bringing the progressive and democratizing values of liberal education to underserved communities.

CCE coordinates the work of the Bard International Network by linking partner institutions in a series of overlapping activities that foster the exchange of ideas, mutual learning, best practices, and multifaceted cooperation among faculty, administration, and students.

International Network Partners

Bard College believes that international education is built upon meaningful partnerships. The College’s collaborations abroad require institutional commitment and provide innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to education and new methods of teaching that are rooted in the values of liberal education.

Al-Quds Bard Partnership, Al-Quds University **
Abu Dis, Jerusalem

Al-Quds Bard represents the first dual-degree partnership between a U.S. and Palestinian institution of higher education. Al-Quds University and Bard College joined forces in 2009 in a unique partnership that provides student-centered liberal arts and sciences education to Palestinian students and prepares them to assume the responsibilities of leadership and self-governance.

American University of Central Asia **
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

American University of Central Asia is a multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited dual-degrees in liberal arts through itsa partnership with Bard College.

Bard College Berlin, a Liberal Arts University **
Berlin, Germany

True to the principles of liberal arts education, Bard College Berlin offers interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, with a strong focus on individual growth and the development of essential skills in writing and thinking. Students engage in an integrated inquiry into the intellectual and cultural history of the contemporary world before choosing to specialize in an area of the humanities or social sciences.

Central European University
Budapest, Hungary

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

European Humanities University, Vilnius
Vilnius, Lithuania

EHU’S mission is to facilitate and deepen the contribution that its students and graduates make to the quality and potential of their own lives and to their respective civil societies. By so doing, they contribute to Belarus and its integration into the European and global community. EHU intends to return to Belarus when academic freedom and the independence of the university can be assured.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University **
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Smolny College is a joint venture of Bard and St. Petersburg State University. This partnership is arguably the most significant collaboration between higher education institutions in the United States and Russia. Students studying at Smolny receive degrees from both institutions.

** Dual-Degree Partnership

Network Course Collaboration

The Bard International network is deepened through joint courses that link faculty and students with classes that share common themes, assignments, and increasingly common readings, as well as ‘virtual’ classes that unite students at different network institutions.

Network Courses

Hate and the Human Condition
PS / GIS 207 (Fall 2017) — Global Citizenship
HR218 (Spring 2018) — Free Speech
PS257 (Spring 2018) — Nationalism
(Spring 2019) — Post-Migration Cities
MUS / ARTH 343 (Spring 2016) — Geographies of Sound