Creating a future together

The DAAD has launched the HOPES programme with its European partners British Council, Campus France and EP-Nuffic: DAAD Secretary General Dorothea Rüland (second from left) presented the programme in Brussels together with high-ranking representatives of these institutions. DAAD/FKPH

There must be no lost generation in Syria – the DAAD and its European partners the British Council, Campus France and EP-Nuffic in the Netherlands all agree on this. In a DAAD expert seminar held in Brussels, more than 100 experts and interested parties discussed how refugees qualified to study could be offered perspectives through education – in Germany, Europe or the Middle East.


“Going Global” in Cape Town: Forum of the Academic World

British Council

The name says it all: the Going Global Conference staged by the British Council brought together international experts for three days of debates on global strategies in higher education. The DAAD was involved in many of these and also created a stir with a new study on PhD training in Africa.


“Welcome - Students Helping Refugees”

Thomas Bernhardt Fotografie

Providing orientation, overcoming barriers, offering assistance: Hundreds of students throughout Germany are working to provide refugees a foothold at German universities.


The DAAD and European partners open up new perspectives for Syrian students

A valuable new start: The HOPES programme is aimed at Syrian students forced to break off their studies due to flight or displacement British Council

Hope through education: In the coming years, the “Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians” (HOPES) programme financed by the EU’s “Madad Fund” will award more than 300 full scholarships as well as provide opportunities to take part in short-term study programmes and language courses to Syrian refugees based in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.


Hurdle with serious consequences

DAAD/Thilo Vogel

More than one million refugees arrived in Germany in 2015. This represents a big challenge, but also an opportunity for the state and society.