The DAAD is taking a new approach to student funding in the USA: As of this year, it is a partner in the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. By sponsoring 40 undergraduate students from the US each year, the DAAD is strengthening the participation of previously less represented social groups in its international exchange programs.
Twenty-one representatives of leading universities, research institutions and funding organizations in the United States and Canada, along with experts on educational policy, visited Germany in June. At the invitation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), they participated in a one-week “Germany Today” information tour. Four of the participants describe their impressions.
At the 17th Annual Conference of the German Academic International Network (GAIN), more than 550 international scientists met in San Francisco from August 25 th to 27 th, 2017, to learn about research opportunities in Germany. Academics from third party countries were especially interested; some of them feel alienated by the political climate under the Trump administration.