Internationalisation is an important cross-sectional task which is supported and implemented by the university as well as by a wide range of initiatives. The Executive Board, the faculties and central institutions of Kiel UAS are therefore working together on the design, implementation and evaluation of individual steps. Coordination takes place in a counter flow “top-down and bottom-up" process. Measures are reviewed in a continuous improvement process and adjusted if necessary. The VPA is responsible for this. He/she is assisted by the Advisory Council for International Affairs. The Council defines concrete goals and makes suggestions for their implementation. Its members include the International Affairs Officers of the faculties as well as members of the central institutions (IO, ZSIK, StK), a representative of the students’ union AStA and the Diversity Officer (statutes). Each department has an International Affairs Officer (for his/her tasks, see here).