The Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut Exchange was brought into being in 1989 as the result of a legislative partnership between the state of Connecticut and the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

For more than 30 years, this partnership has grown to include more than just student exchange. New programs in faculty mobility, and research collaborations have flourished as both sides continue to affirm a longstanding and successful commitment to the value of intellectual freedom, educational excellence, and international cooperation in such fields as technology, business, law, and human rights.