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Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Change

This call for funding is part of a broader international funding framework entitled “Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives”, which aims to stimulate and strengthen collaboration between researchers based in different parts of the world...  >>


African-German Youth Initiative Innovation Fund

The African-German Youth Initiative Innovation Fund supports projects from Benin, Togo, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. The aim is to support projects that address 'global citizenship', youth exchange and sustainable development. >>


TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION – Partnering for success


25 Years of Successful Scientific Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries


25 Years of Successful Scientific Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries

With the end of the division of Europe in 1989/90, a new chapter began for academic cooperation between East and West. In 1993/94, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) launched the "German Language Courses of Study" (DSG) funding programme in...  >>


Managing Global Governance Academy

The MGG Academy is geared towards highly-qualified young professionals who work in a partner institution of the MGG network or in an institution that is interested in future cooperation.  >>


IPS programme for the African State

The German Bundestag invites highly motivated graduates from Southafrica, Namibia and Botswana to take part in a scholarship programme in Berlin in June 2020. Politically engaged young graduates who are interested in the German parliamentary system...  >>


HUB@GOETHE Mentorship Programme

The HUB@Goethe mentorship programme supports social and cultural start-ups in Johannesburg. >>


German Innovation Award 2020

The German Innovation Awards honour products and solutions that distinguish themselves primarily by their user centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions across all industrial sectors. The competition makes outstanding achievements...  >>


Alumni Conference: Climate Change Adaption

The Alumni Association of German Universities in Bangladesh organises an international alumni conference dealing with Climate Change Adaption. >>


German Research Chair "Mathematics and its application“ at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kigali. AIMS Rwanda is part of the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative...  >>


International Climate Protection Fellowship

With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource...  >>

Apply now: AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship 2020-2022


Apply now: AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship 2020-2022

The fellowship programme targets highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of work experience, strong leadership qualities and a high level of dedication. >>


Climate research alumni and postdocs in Africa (CLAPafrica)

The "Climate Research Alumni and Postdocs in Africa - (CLAPafrica)" Programme aims to strengthen technical expertise in climate research in one of the most climate-affected regions of the world and to foster collaboration between scientists and...  >>

“A dating platform for engineers”


“A dating platform for engineers”

The Sino-German Alumni Expert Network for Engineering is one of seven expert networks launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in October 2017 as part of the Sino-German Alumni Networks project (DCHAN for short). These networks...  >>


Apply now: Travel Grants symposium "Dealing with Violence"

The symposium "Dealing with Violence" will discuss different origins and forms of violent processes in African as well as Latin American and Caribbean societies and focuses on strategies to settle such conflicts. >>


Apply now: Travel Grants "Governing Humanitarianism - Past, Present, Future"

The Herrenhausen Conference "Governing Humanitarianism" interrogates present issues and future directions for global humanitarian governance in relation to its pasts. >>


Cologne Summer School on Perspectives and Visions of Digital Societies

The Cologne Summer School on "Perspectives and Visions of Digital Societies explores implications of digitalization for Sciences, Ethics, Economies, Cultures and Communications. >>


Africa-Europe event on higher education collaboration

Jointly organised by the European Commission, the African Union Commission and four higher education stakeholder organisations of EU member states - the German Academic Exchange Service, British Council, Campus France and Nuffic - this high-level...  >>


DAAD honored at the ZEIT Career Award

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has won the Special Award for Best Image Video at the ZEIT Career Award 2019. The video is part of the DAAD campaign “Study in Germany-Land of Ideas” that turns foreign students into video bloggers. The...  >>


DIES/CREST Online Training Course for Supervisors of Doctoral Candidates at African Universities

The online course offers a flexible study opportunity to academic staff members from African universities, particularly novice doctoral supervisors, who are interested to advance their knowledge, skills and networks in doctoral supervision. >>

Successfully Apply for Jobs with Professional Support


Successfully Apply for Jobs with Professional Support

From September to December 2019 we will offer virtual career coaching exclusively to our Community members. Get tips and tricks to optimize your job application and prepare for job interviews with our coaches. >>

Where German is still spoken in the US


Where German is still spoken in the US

Over 300 years ago, German immigrants crossed the Atlantic to reach, among other places, Pennsylvania. Their language and culture continues to influence their descendants, as DW correspondent Oliver Sallet discovered. >>

Quiz: Currywurst


Quiz: Currywurst

The “Currywurst” sausage is celebrating its 70th birthday! But what do you know about Germany's most famous snack, the “Currywurst”? Test your knowledge now with our mini-quiz! >>

The Humboldt-Code


The Humboldt-Code

He was an obsessive networker, a daredevil and a marketing genius. The reports on his travels and adventures earned him star status. Today, on the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Prussian scholar is still revered. On the secret of an eternal...  >>

Quiz: Alexander von Humboldt


Quiz: Alexander von Humboldt

What do you know about the man who was born in Berlin and explored the world in the name of science? Do you know an animal species that is named after him? Test your knowledge now with our mini-quiz! >>