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11/12/2019

African Science Leadership Programme 2020

The sixth ASLP workshop is planned to be held in Pretoria at the Future Africa campus in March 2020. It aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development, with the intention of...  >>


11/11/2019

ASEAN Science Leadership Programme 2019

The call for applications for the ASEAN Science Leadership Programme 2019, from 1- 5 December in Hanoi, Viet Nam, is now open until 15 November 2019. >>


11/06/2019

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...  >>


11/05/2019

aXd Fellows Program

The aXd Fellows Program is the first exchange program between the Diaspora and Africa that aims to build a long-term relationship between the main continent and the Diaspora and its supporters through intercultural exchange and collaboration. >>


11/05/2019

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...  >>


10/29/2019

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

08/07/2019

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

07/23/2019

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

09/02/2019

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

07/01/2019

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

07/01/2019

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! >>


What Humboldt means to us

06/26/2019

What Humboldt means to us

What do scientists and scholars associate with Humboldt today? Fascinating replies from five researchers who are strongly involved in exchange between Germany and Latin America. >>


06/11/2019

Apply now: “Freigeist” fellowships by the Volkswagen Foundation

The “Freigeist” scheme is deliberately left open to all disciplines and topics. The main focus is on junior researchers (up to 4 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. >>


05/07/2019

Apply now: Georg Forster Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

In providing Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany.  >>


Germany-Alumna researches political participation of women in Kenya

04/24/2019

Germany-Alumna researches political participation of women in Kenya

The new constitution has raised many hopes in Kenya. Whether she also uses the political participation of women, explores Shillah Memusi at the Graduate School BIGSAS in Bayreuth. >>


05/29/2019

Apply now: The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your...  >>


03/19/2019

Apply now: Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Have you successfully completed your PhD? Are you a postdoctoral researcher, assistant professor or the leader of a young research group? Then apply to the Daimler and Benz Foundation for a postdoctoral scholarship. >>


10/08/2019

Biodiversity and Ecology: Seminar and Conference

Call for participation at an alumni seminar at a German university. The seminar contains topics of the European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2020. After the seminar, the alumni take part in the conference. Application is open to Germany Alumni...  >>


03/19/2019

Apply now: Doctoral scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Are you a young researcher working on your PhD? Have you achieved above-average results in your academic career to date? Can you provide evidence of your social commitment? Then apply for a doctoral scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung...  >>


03/15/2019

Freedom is our system. Together for science

"Arts and sciences, research and teaching shall be free. ," says Article 5 of the German Basic Law, which came into force 70 years ago. German science takes the anniversary as an opportunity to debate the opportunities, responsibilities and threats...  >>


No peace without women

03/01/2019

No peace without women

The peace researcher Simone Wisotzki explains why equal rights make the world safer. >>


02/05/2019

Reading Matter? 100 German Must-Reads!

DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 and translated into English is the first of its kind. >>


“Feminism lives on”

01/23/2019

“Feminism lives on”

Younger people have a need for real equality in everyday life. Sociologist Marianne Schmidbaur explains how this is changing attitudes towards feminism and how gender equality in Germany looks like. >>


Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

01/22/2019

Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

At the age of 25, Indian Arnab Mandal presented his ideas for a “green economy” to the US Congress in Washington, DC. That same year, a DAAD programme brought him to FU Berlin to research sustainable development strategies – a subject that remains...  >>


A German tip for your New Year's resolutions

01/09/2019

A German tip for your New Year's resolutions

Starting off the year with ambitious plans to become a better person is a widespread Western tradition. What are the most popular resolutions in Germany? And here's how the German language can help you deal with yours. >>