Bonn/San Francisco 11 August 2017. Germany’s academic system offers good career prospects for young academics who are currently working abroad in the US and Canada. The 17th annual meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) will be held in San Francisco on 25–27 August 2017. At the event, more than 300 researchers from all disciplines will have the chance to network with around 150 high-ranking German representatives from academia, politics and industry and establish contacts for their future careers. The GAIN annual conference is the largest event outside Europe for academic careers in Germany.

Nairobi/Bonn, 9 Feb. 2017. At a meeting held during the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, the German Ambassador in Nairobi, Jutta Frasch, and the Kenyan Minister of Education Dr. Fred Matiang’i signed a joint declaration of intent to establish an “Eastern African-German University of Applied Sciences” based on the practice-oriented German university model. The long-term cooperative project will be implemented in Kenya and offer degree programmes that correspond to the academic needs of the country and region.

The executive order signed by the President of the United States this past Friday is a sweeping discrimination of human beings based on their ethnicity and consequently also an act of aggression against the fundamental values of science.

The University of Bonn and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are delighted to announce that thanks to support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) they will be offering up to eight fully funded scholarships to students from developing countries for the Joint Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.”

Bonn, 11.11.2016. A total of 221 Syrian students with a scholarship of the “Leadership for Syria” programme started to study at a German university in the winter semester 2015/16. The programme is run by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Master degree students and doctoral candidates are obliged to take part in a supporting programme designed to familiarise them with social, political, academic and economic structures of free democratic legal systems. The University of Konstanz has been selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to conduct the blended learning programme for its scholarship holders. Irrespective of the degree subject studied, the 2-semester course teaches skills and competencies required for future reconstruction of the country.