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.


90 Years DAAD: Festive evening in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Andreas Görgen, Director-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office, DAAD Vice President Joybrato Mukherjee, DAAD President Margret Wintermantel, State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary Friedrich Kitschelt and DAAD General Secretary Dorothea RülandAndreas Görgen, Leiter der Abteilung Kultur und Kommunikation im Auswärtigen Amt, DAAD-Vizepräsident Joybrato Mukherjee, DAAD-Präsidentin Margret Wintermantel, Staatssekretärin Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, Staatssekretär Friedrich Kitschelt und DAAD-Generalsekretärin Dorothea Rüland (from left to right) DAAD/Jacek Ruta

The festive evening event on the occasion of the German Academic Exchange Service's 90th anniversary revealed the organisation's importance also for the future.