EU project SHARE: DAAD expertise for Southeast Asia

Marc Wilde and Michael Hörig DAAD/Thomas Pankau

Initiated in 2015 and receiving ten million euros worth of European Union funding up until the beginning of 2019, the project SHARE aims to support harmonisation of the Southeast Asian higher education area – a second project phase is conceivable. An interview with DAAD experts Michael Hörig, Head of the Strategic Planning Division, and Marc Wilde, Head of the Section for Higher Education Management in Development Cooperation.


Centres of Excellence for Africa’s future

participants of the network meeting of the Centres of African Excellence DAAD/Andreas Paasch

On the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the Centres of African Excellence initiative by the Federal Foreign Office and the DAAD, a large network meeting was held in Berlin. The South African Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor spoke of the ten Centres of Excellence with different orientations as a “foundation of enormous benefit”. The centres make it possible to train the future leaders of society, academia and business.


The Himalayas: an enclave between tradition and modernity

breath-taking vastness: view of Spiti Valley Abhimanyu Pandey

Indian anthropologist Abhimanyu Pandey is researching how connectivity to roads and electronic media is transforming a remote community in the Himalayas. He is writing his doctoral thesis at the University of Heidelberg as a DAAD scholarship holder.


Building bridges between Germany and Southeast Asia

SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Study Visit 2017: group photograph DAAD/Wolfgang Hübner-Stauf

What approaches exist for collaboration between higher education institutions and research institutes in Germany and Southeast Asia? This and other questions were the focus of the first study tour organised by the DAAD in cooperation with its Southeast Asian partner SEAMEO RIHED.


Climate change and food security: research seeks new answers

Group photograph during the CLIFOOD launch event at the University of Hohenheim Food Security Center/Oskar Eyb

The German-Ethiopian Graduate School CLIFOOD focuses on urgent questions of the future. The findings of its researchers are very beneficial, especially in the region of East Africa affected by extreme drought.