Sustainable development cooperation

Focus on exchange and networking: Common aims for the sake of sustainability DAAD

The networks of the “exceed” centres set up by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are highly international and active in four continents.


"Leadership for Syria”: Conference at the Federal Foreign Office

“The potential to rebuild Syria”: DAAD President Margret Wintermantel speaks during a panel discussion in the World Hall at the Federal Foreign Office (AA) Societäts-Medien/Stefan Maria Rother

The DAAD strives to counteract terror and war with future perspectives through its “Leadership for Syria” scholarship programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office.


“I want to use this opportunity”: the “Leadership for Syria” scholarship programme

Khaled Shaheen at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences privat

For Alaa Kanaieh and Khaled Shaheen, the current winter semester is something very special. The two Syrian students have been granted scholarships within the DAAD’s “Leadership for Syria” programme. In the light of the war and terror, Kanaieh and Shaheen now wish to use their studies in Germany to enable them one day to contribute to creating a better future.


Opening up perspectives, facilitating education

DAAD Secretary General Dorothea Rüland with Simon Natterer and Luisa Hafner from the student initiative IPAS at the University of Koblenz-Landau DAAD/Wolfgang Hübner-Stauf

How to handle refugees at German universities was a key topic at this year’s meeting of the heads of international offices and foreign student advisors at German universities.


Ensuring that integration succeeds: The DAAD’s measures for refugees

DAAD-Präsidentin Margret Wintermantel mit Christian Thomsen, Präsident der TU Berlin Philipp Arnoldt Photography

In view of the growing number of refugees entering Germany, the DAAD organised a conference with university representatives in Berlin at the end of September to determine current needs and necessary measures.