The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is responding to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Germany by cancelling all major events until initially the end of April and limiting business travel or replacing it with digital formats. The measures are designed to protect scholarship holders, participating partners and employees, and to minimise disruption to funding activities.

Kommende Woche tritt das neue Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz in Kraft. Der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) begrüßt das Gesetz, warnt jedoch vor einer Verengung der Debatte rein auf Fachkräfte mit qualifizierter Berufsausbildung. Beim Thema Fachkräfte müsste der internationale akademische Nachwuchs stets mitgedacht werden.

In recent years, Germany has made great progress in internationalising higher education. But how can internationalisation contribute towards solving urgent problems in society such as the integration of refugees, radicalisation, populism or safeguarding democracy? A recent study by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) presents a number of initial solutions and gathers examples of good practice.