UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn: “Forest conservation offers great potential”

Carolle Alarcon privat

Brazilian Carolle Alarcon Eichmann is aware of the value of forests for climate protection. As a scholarship holder of the DAAD’s Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) programme she is studying Tropical Forestry at Technische Universität Dresden.


“I wanted to be where the answers to diseases come from”

Nyanda Elias Ntinginya Florian Peljak

Sein Weg hat Dr. Nyanda Elias Ntinginya von einem kleinen Dorf am Victoriasee bis an die Spitze des renommierten Mbeya Medical Research Center in Tansania geführt. Unterstützt wurde er auf diesem Weg von seinen Eltern, von leidenschaftlichen Forschern und Ärzten – und vom exceed-Programm des DAAD für Hochschulexzellenz in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit.


Postdoc-NeT 2017: nano-worlds and new opportunities

Very welcome guests: participants of the Networking Tour chosen by the DAAD FAZIT Communication GmbH/Bettina Mittelstraß

The DAAD invited outstanding nanoscientists from all over the world to take a look at career paths in Germany during the one-week Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour (Postdoc-NeT). The highly qualified chemists, physicists and materials scientists were clearly impressed and made large numbers of contacts in their field.


GAIN Annual Conference in San Francisco: “The free spirit will not be ousted”

Conference participants debating GAIN

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.


Professor Max Huber, DAAD Vice President of many years’ standing, dies

DAAD/Eric A. Lichtenscheidt

The DAAD mourns the loss of former DAAD Vice President. Professor Dr. Max G. Huber passed away in Bonn on Monday, 20 March 2017, after a serious illness.