"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.


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.