“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.


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.