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International academia is currently facing major challenges in a changing world order. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is therefore reinforcing the support and advise structures it offers higher education institutions for successfully establishing and expanding research cooperation around the world: the new „DAAD Competence Centre for International Academic Cooperations” is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).
The first meeting to mark the launch of the Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy and Earth System Research will unite all selected international researchers and their German partners on 11 and 12 October in Königswinter, Germany, in a display of world-class expertise. Over the next four years, they will carry out research at renowned German higher education and research institutions within the framework of the Franco-German programme “Make Our Planet Great Again – German Research Initiative”, funded by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The number of refugees wishing to study in Germany is increasing. This poses new challenges for universities and associations for student affairs. Despite many years of experience in the integration of international students, specific questions naturally arise with regard to refugees.
Bonn/Berlin, 11.10.2016. About 450 initiatives at 162 universities throughout Germany: through the “Welcome” programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF) is currently financing student initiatives all over Germany, which are dedicated to refugees at their universities. The initiatives cover a wide range of services such as legal advice for refugees, language teaching or practical assistance in everyday university life. Previously limited to this year, the programme will be extended to the end of 2018.
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